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The following Money Saving Mobile  2014 are the Top Apps on the market that we here at Closet of Free Samples know of to help save you money while you`re out on the go! We live in a day where there’s really no excuse to neglecting to save money. Whether everyone is working, not working, whatever the excuse - money is tight these days and everywhere.  Not only do we have the traditional form of savings through a wide variety of insert and printable coupons readily available to us, we also have many new and exciting mobile “apps” you can download to your smartphones for a simple way to save money!


It would be impossible (for me at least) to master every single mobile savings app there is out there, however if you can take advantage of even just one, I think you’re doing pretty good!  Have fun with it and involve your family.  If your child or teenager really has been nagging you for a smartphone, tablet, iPad, etc., agree they will get one if they commit to using their smartphone to help save the family money. 


Here is our list of the Top Money Saving Mobile Apps for 2014:


::Ibotta App


Ibotta is a fun and easy way to earn money each time you go shopping. The more you use it, the better and more personalized your offers become.  Here’s how you use Ibotta:


  • Before shopping, choose your products and complete the tasks. The more you complete, the more cash you’ll earn.
  • Buy your chosen products at over 50 retailers nationwide. They are adding new stores all the time. Verify your purchases by uploading a photo and scanning the product’s barcode.
  • Yes, real money in your Ibotta account that you can send to a PayPal account or turn it in for a gift card.


If you haven’t done it already, be sure to download your Free Ibotta App


::SavingStar App


SavingStar is a great way to save big money on your groceries and pharmacy store purchases.  They are the first and only national, fully-digital grocery eCoupon rewards service. There is nothing to clip and nothing to print. We post new SavingStar eCoupons regularly so be sure to heck out the newest eCoupons here!  Here’s how you can use SavingStar:


  • Once you are registered you will have to set up your store loyalty cards.
  • Select the eCoupons you like and link them to your store loyalty cards.
  • Use your loyalty card at checkout (note: The total on your receipt does not change at checkout and the savings are not printed on the receipt).
  • Your money is automatically added to your SavingStar account within 2-30 days! They’ll e-mail you when your savings post.


You can go to the SavingStar site to register and download the SavingStar Mobile App right onto your phone.



::Target Cartwheel App


The Cartwheel by Target App is a choose-your-own-offer savings experience that will run through Facebook (although you do not need to be a Facebook member to join).  Cartwheel is a first-of-its-kind program that gives shoppers a new way to save on hundreds of items throughout Target stores.   The bonus is that you can stack Target Coupons and manufactuer coupons with the Target Cartwheel offers.


::ShopKick App


ShopKick is a great iPhone and Android App for your phone that gives you exclusive deals to all of your favorite stores including, Best Buy, Target, Macy’s & Toys R Us!  You can earn “kicks” (points) just for walking into a store and earn even more “kicks” for making qualifying purchases. Kicks can be redeemed for gift cards to Target, Best Buy and so much more.


You can download this App for free on your smart phone just by clicking this link: ShopKick




Checkout51 is the new kid on the block.  Checkout51 is very similar to Ibotta.  Make a purchase of any of the products from the list of current offers and receive money back into your Checkout51 account.


Every Thursday morning, Checkout 51 updates with a new list of offers. All you have to do is pick the ones you like, purchase them at any store, and upload a photo of your receipt through our mobile app or website. When your account reaches $20, they send you a check.


::Retail Me Not


The RetailMeNot Coupons app makes it easy to save in store with thousands of coupons at the places you love to shop. Never print or forget a coupon again.  Easily search for the coupons you want, check out Today’s Hot Deals or browse the Categories and Trending Deals to find the best offers available.


::Red Laser


RedLaser keeps your loyalty cards in one convenient place. Never miss an opportunity to earn points again.  RedLaser helps you keep track of the things you love. Like a product, deal or store? Save it to your favorites with one tap.  Search or scan to compare prices between thousands of online and offline retailers.


::Amazon Price Checker


Use Amazon Price Checker while shopping in store to be sure you are getting the best price.  Simply scan the barcode on the item you are looking to purchase and you can instantly see if there is a better price available on Amazon.


::Receipt Hog

  Use ReceiptHog to submit your receipts from ALL your shopping trips and collect coins. You then turn those coins in for payments into your PayPal account! You can earn additional coins for some products on your receipt and taking random surveys about your shopping trip as well.  


  With CartCrunch Use Snap a photo of your grocery receipt to build your shopping list in seconds! Discover real-time prices for your entire list in your local grocery stores. Get customized coupons and deals and save up to 30% on your grocery cart!


What other ways do you save money using mobile apps?

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