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The 9 Best Coupon Apps To Save You Money

September 17, 2020

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In 2020, you don’t need a coupon book to save—just an app or two on your phone.

But like coupon books, the apps can pile up too. Don’t worry we looked at big ones so you don’t have to.

These are the nine best coupon apps to help you save money.

1. Ibotta

Ibotta works at a huge number of grocery stores and other retailers. 

Unlike many other apps, they also support coupons for grocery store pickup and delivery from some stores.

When you use Ibotta, the app rewards you with cash back. 

In-store, you can either pay with the Ibotta app (you’ll need to hook it up to a credit or debit card first) or a loyalty card linked to your Ibotta account. If you’re not set up at the time of purchase, you can submit receipts to Ibotta later. 

Plus, Ibotta hooks you up with a $20 bonus for signing up with them. 

2. Honey

Honey is a browser extension for your computer that automatically finds you the best coupons on the internet when you shop online.

Every time you use it, you earn Honey Gold, which is redeemable for a bunch of different gift cards. 

3. SnipSnap

Mobile coupons are great, but there are some deals that are still paper only.

Instead of saving the paper coupon until you use it, just snap a picture with SnipSnap

Scan it at checkout to use the app, paper-free.

Once an offer is loaded into your app, you can also get push notifications sent to you before the expiration date so you can stay on top of your savings game. 

4. Shopkick

You can use Shopkick in-store or online. When you do, you earn rewards (called kicks) that you can redeem for gift cards. 

You can earn kicks by submitting receipts for certain purchases or shopping online with Shopkick. Sometimes you can even earn kicks just by walking into certain stores or scanning barcodes of some items. 

5. RetailMeNot

RetailMeNot offers the in-store coupons you’d expect from apps on this list, but it doesn’t stop there.

If you love dining out, their app is worth the download for its offers from over 24,000 restaurants. 

6. Rakuten

When you shop on Rakuten’s website or through their app, you get deals and earn cash back on purchases you make. 

Rakuten is great because, unlike other coupon apps, they PayPal you cash directly. That means you can use it for whatever you want. 

Right now, Rakuten is offering a $10 signup bonus. 


When you download the mobile app, you get access to a variety of digital coupons. 

You can then use those coupons in one of two ways. You can use them in-store for immediate savings. Or you can submit a receipt to after purchase for cash back into your PayPal account.

8. Groupon

Groupon has been helping people score local deals for a while and they have a great app.

On the app, you can search for local deals, buy them, and use them. With categories ranging from deals on automotive services to travel and entertainment, you’re going to find something that’s worth your while. 

9. Coupon Sherpa

Coupon Sherpa advertises four easy steps to use them. You search for the store you want, pick an offer, scan at checkout, and save. 

Coupon Sherpa was one of the early players in the coupon app game and it shows. 

Today, they have coupons for many stores and offer perks to see deals near you or share coupons with friends. 

All of these apps are free to download. So what’s the catch?

Good news—there isn’t one. 

Most of the apps make money from the retailers. 

When you use a coupon, the app usually gets a cut from the retailer for referring you to that business.

Everybody wins, especially your wallet. 

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Kacie Goff

Kacie Goff

Kacie Goff has over five years of experience writing personal finance content for a wide range of audiences. She's always loved taking complex concepts and distilling them down so they're more accessible to others. As she creates content, she aims to educate and engage, helping people discover that successfully managing their money can be easier than they ever imagined. Over the last five years, she’s also covered personal and commercial insurance, home design, health and wellness, and more for publications including Bankrate, Freshome, The Simple Dollar, and websites of a broad variety of businesses. Her brand is Jot Content (

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