Whenever I see my mom or sister, the first thing they say to me is, "when did you get that?" As in, when did I get whatever new article of clothing I am wearing and I always answer with "Oh, last week, but it was on sale!"
I like many other twenty-something-year-olds struggle when it comes to money. With the student loans, paying way too much for rent, and just daily life, I find that I don't have much extra at the end of the month.
This is where bargain hunter me comes into play. I rarely ever pay full price for anything because of all the loyalty programs I belong to, coupons I receive in the mail and when all else fails, shopping apps!
Below I have rounded up my top four favorite shopping apps to help you save those few extra bucks when you hit the mall or grocery store.
Never forget your coupons again! Snap a photo of a printed coupon and SnipSnap recognizes all the text and images and turns it into a mobile-ready offer. Don't have any printed coupons? No problem! SnipSnap also has an amazing database of printed coupons. You can connect with friends and see what coupons they're using or just browse through featured offers from retailers.
SnipSnap uses location-based reminders, so when you walk past or into a store you will automatically get a notification on your phone.
Some coupons currently available on SnipSnap: $10 off your purchase of $40 or more at Bath & Body Works, take 15% off your entire ONLINE order at Express.com, and take $3.50 off any purchase of $15 or more at Ulta Beauty.
RETAIL ME NOT
RetailMeNot offers thousands of coupons and promo codes for online stores and offline with printable coupons. The app also notifies you of sales happening that you don't need any promo codes for!
You might be hungry after all the money saving shopping and RetailMeNot has you covered. They offer deals at hundreds of restaurants near your location.
Like many other shopping apps, RetailMeNot uses location services to give the best deals at the stores you might normally pass by because they are out of your price range.
Some deals currently available on RetailMeNot: Extra 30% off select baby & toddler clothing, shoes, and baby gear at Kohl's, and $35 off furniture when you spend $175 at Target!
Flipp allows you to search deals and coupons by item, brand, or category to quickly find the best deals on your weekly (or daily -- no one is judging) shopping trips and makes saving money easier than ever. Flipp matches local circular deals with coupons from your favorite brands to bring you the most savings.
My favorite feature Flipp offers is a "shopping list." The shopping list allows you to plan ahead and finds deals for the items on your shopping list -- perfect for grocery shopping!
Some coupons currently available on Flipp: Save $2.00 on Tide Detergent, save $3.00 on Crest Pro Health, and save $3.00 on Maybelline Mascara.
Coupon Sherpa is here to change up your shopping experience with access to thousands of in-store, local and online coupons for your favorite shops and restaurants.
Users can search for discounts by store, category, expiration date or most recently updated. Ps. Coupon Sherpa is an iTunes staff favorite!
Some coupons currently available on Coupon Sherpa: $10 off a purchase of $75 or more at Macy's, $5 off an oil change at Jiffy Lube, and $10 off bedding and bath purchase of $50 or more.