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5 Best Apps To Save Money On Groceries 2019


Today I’m going to share the 5 best apps to save money on groceries in 2019. We meal plan and rarely eat out to save money on our monthly food budget but, there have still been plenty of times that I question how we spent so much at the grocery store.

I am always looking for new apps to help save on the grocery bill. The savings add up quickly and the time investment is minimal.

The best part about these apps is they are FREE to use.

Best Apps To Save Money On Groceries 2019

1. Fetch Rewards

Platforms: iOS and Android
Works For: Grocery stores, warehouse clubs, and convenience stores

Fetch Rewards pays you when you upload your paper receipts. It differs from quite a few other apps because no action is required before uploading your receipt and I really like that. No watching videos, taking surveys, or scanning barcodes when you make a purchase.

Fetch doesn’t pay users with cash, instead, you earn points that can be redeemed for gift cards. Hello Amazon! To date, I’ve redeemed over $100 in Amazon gift cards.

Get the Fetch app. Use my referral code, E3DPD, during signup and you’ll get 2,000 Fetch Points ($2.00 in points!) just for starting.

Fetch is, in my opinion, the best app to save money on groceries and also the easiest.


2. Ibotta

Platforms: iOS and Android
Works For: Grocery stores, national and online retailers

Ibotta is one of the most popular coupon apps available, it’s simple and straightforward to use. Once you have the app you’ll see nearby stores and have the ability to search for stores. Just select the store you’re planning on buying from, view the coupons, and select the items you plan on purchasing.

Ibotta also has a feature for loyalty cards. I really like that they offer the ability to link your loyalty card for the grocery store. Add the items you’re going to buy before you head to the store. Then once you enter your loyalty card number at the checkout your Ibotta account will automatically be approved and credited. It’s easy to scan your receipt if you don’t have a loyalty card linked but, saves even more time if you do.

Get the Ibotta app.

3. Makeena

Platforms: iOS and Android
Works For: Any retail store that you can find partnered brands

Makeena is like Ibotta but, for healthy foods and eco-friendly products. Eating healthy isn’t cheap and I’m always on the hunt for ways to save on healthy foods. Makeena is super useful with accomplishing that goal. They’re unique, not just a rebate or cashback app. They blend crowdsourcing into their app which allows you to earn cash for discovering and interacting with new brands.

Makeena is great for anyone who already eats healthy or is trying to eat healthier foods without breaking the bank.

Signing up for Makeena is quick and painless. Once you have the app just enter some basic information and then you’ll be able to start browsing. Don’t forget you can visit the brands section. The brands listed are Makeena partners and if one looks interesting to you just “unlock” it. Completing tasks earns you more points.

Get the Makeena app. Earn a $ bonus!


4. SavingStar

Platforms: iOS and Android
Works For: 70,000+ grocery stores nationwide

SavingStar is also similar to Ibotta with a dash of Makeena thrown in. SavingStar allows you to connect your store’s loyalty card and then select offers you’d like to redeem. Once you visit the store and enter your loyalty card number the amount of the rebate will be added to your SavingStar account in 2 to 7 days.

The dash of Makeena comes in because they have healthy offers including produce each month. Rebates on produce go a long way and can mean spending the same amount for fresh food over-processed. I always look for what produce rebate is being offered and make our selections for weekly meals based on that.

If you or the store of your choice don’t have a loyalty program not to worry. You can just add the rebates to your SavingStar account and then take a picture of your receipt. Easy!

Get the SavingStar app.


5. Checkout51

Platforms: iOs and Android
Works For: Grocery stores, both national and local

Checkout51 operates in a similar fashion to Ibotta and Makeena. The app has an offer list that updates on Thursdays. All you need to do is add the offers you want to your shopping list, go to the store, when you get back home hit redeem in the app, check off the items you purchased and then upload your receipt.

Once you hit $20 you can cash out or keep going. The only con I’ve noticed with this app is some offers have a limited number of rebates so don’t delay in uploading your receipt.

Get the Checkout 51 app.


Closing Thoughts

So there you have it, the best apps to save money on groceries in 2019. Even if you hate couponing or just don’t have time you don’t have to miss out on savings. Your smartphone is a powerful tool to save on your groceries and avoid the searching, clipping, and matching that comes with coupons. Ugh, I cringe even thinking about that. Arm yourself with the right apps and you’ll be saving money and landing discounts every time the fridge gets empty.


Additional Resources

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