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Unless you’re proud to call yourself an extreme couponer, sitting down with a circular to clip out those discounts is so not going to happen – which isn’t to say you should swear off coupons. There’s just a better way to get everything you need and love for less.
Coupon clipping apps for cellphones, like the iPhone 5S or Galaxy S4 from T-Mobile, are relatively new to the app scene but are a big hit among tech savvy moms who know that paying full price is unnecessary. Ready to start saving without scissors? Then read on for a list of the 10 best apps around for clipping coupons and saving big.
If you hate to pay full price this is the gold standard of coupon clipping apps. You get everything the full RetailMeNot website has to offer right on your mobile device – search by store for real-time coupons and discount codes, browse and redeem top coupons or find coupons you never knew existed when you shop by category.
Your loyalty cards let Cellfire know what coupons to send you as deals are updated or you walk into a participating store. You can also browse the day’s steals to snag the ones that’ll help you save. Just have the cashier scan your card at checkout and the coupon will be automatically applied.
This friend of moms everywhere has been helping families save their pennies forever via its easy to remember website. The app-ified version of the site makes it easy to snag deals on the go, with ready-to-print coupons and coupons that save right to your loyalty cards for scanning at checking.
Extreme couponers should check out this app that lets you take photos of paper coupons, save them to a phone or tablet and redeem them from your screen. Even better, the app sends you reminders when your coupons are about to expire.
Not sure where you should shop to get the best possible prices and deals? Launch this app to find out who’s honoring what merchant and manufacturer coupons in your area, then scan coupons right from your phone.
Ready to double down? Then download this app that matches weekly deals from retailers like CVS and Target with printable manufacturer coupons for maximum savings on stuff you would have bought anyway.
Yes, this app has coupons but that’s not all. Open the app in store and you’re presented with a list of offers and stuff to do. Take selfies with products, share your steals on social media or complete other easy tasks to earn points you can later redeem as cash via PayPal or donate to your favorite charity.
8. Grocery IQ
From Coupons.com comes an app that’s just for shoppers who stick to the same list week after week. It matches what you already buy with applicable coupons from the coupon giant automatically so you never have to go looking for them yourself.
9. The Coupon App
This app rules the roost for its huge database of coupons that can be scanned right at the register and its daily deal widget that tells you what’s new. Save coupons for later, share them with friends and take advantage of last-minute steals right in the store.
10. Coupon Sherpa
Shopping in store? Simply search for coupons you can redeem at checkout using your phone or tablet. Shopping online? Coupon Sherpa helps you find amazing on-the-spot online deals from retailers like Babies R Us and J. Crew.
The next time you’re looking to save money on your grocery list, put down the scissors and grab your phone. These apps will help save some cash on your next shopping trip.
Jennifer Thayer is a technology writer from Southern California who loves finding ways technology can make life easier. She enjoys sharing her tips and tricks with readers. Follow her on Twitter.