Did you know your phone can be used to redeem coupons? Yep! There are coupon apps you can use to get paperless coupons on your phone that will save you big money at the grocery store!
Of course, most manufacturer’s coupons still do require you to print them. Some stores provide apps that show the offer on your phone, saving you time!
I’ve broken this down for you below so you know which coupons you can redeem on your phone and which you have to take with you in hard copy.
COUPONS APPS YOU CAN USE ON YOUR PHONE
There are some stores/options out there where you do not need to print your coupons (or clip them from the paper) to use them. They offer different coupon apps that help you find the savings right on your phone.
Target offers its own coupons app called Cartwheel. They are found directly on the Target app.
You simply add the offers you want to redeem to your list. Then, when you shop, you make sure you purchase them. At checkout, you show the barcode on your phone to the cashier and save instantly.
If you’ve never used this service before, make sure you read more about How to Use Target Cartwheel.
Some stores allow you to load these manufacturer’s coupons to your store rewards card. Since these are manufacturer’s coupons, you can stack them with any store coupons for more savings. The stores which offer these coupons are limited.
Ibotta is not a coupon site but instead is a rebate site. You claim the offers (can increase by doing more). Then, you purchase at the store listed (or one of the available stores).
Once you make the purchase, take a snapshot of your receipt and then upload it. Nothing to print or even show to the cashier!!! Within a few days, the money is waiting in your account!!!
Download the Ibotta app to get started.
This app is similar to Ibotta. You purchase the items listed and then upload a photo of your receipt. Once you do that, you get the money deposited into your account and can cash out and get that money back!
Learn more about Checkout 51 HERE.
Walmart Savings Catcher
Walmart Savings Catcher has taken the place of price matching at Walmart.
You shop at Walmart as usual. Then, when you get home, you scan in your receipt. If Walmart finds that the price you paid for any item is lower at a local competing store, they will refund the difference to you — right in your account!
Then, you can print that out and use your Walmart Gift card towards your next purchase (or use it online). Read more about Walmart Savings Catcher.
Another mobile coupons app, SavingStar attaches to your store loyalty cards. Connect your store card to your account. Then, you clip the offers you want to redeem.
Shop as usual, and when you purchase the items you’ve added to your account, your loyalty card will notify SavingStar. The amount of the savings is deposited into your account.
Read more about How To Use SavingStar.
Many stores offer digital coupons which you can download to your card. You will need to check where you shop to find out if this option works or not. Stores such as Walgreens and Dollar General offer these coupons.
CouponSherpa is my favorite app for finding retail and restaurant coupons. Before I pay, I check to see if there is a coupon available for that store and many times, there is!
COUPONS THAT MUST BE PRINTED TO BE REDEEMED
Most coupons still must be printed to be redeemed. Here are those you need to keep in mind:
These coupons do not offer a paperless option. They must be printed to be redeemed. They also do not allow you to request one be mailed to your home, so a printer is required. These sites include:
Many stores still required coupons to be printed to be redeemed. These include the Target Store coupons. If you do not have a printer, you can purchase one at an affordable price, here are a few ideas (as of the date of this post):
There are things you also need to know when it comes to printing your coupons from your Wireless Devices. Make sure you read more about that HERE.