Hi guys, welcome back to my money saving series and today I want to share the best apps I use to maximize my savings. These are my top 7 apps I use currently but as you all know apps come and go so I will be updating the post periodically to keep you guys up to date.
Please let me know in the comments which app you want to know more about, then I will elaborate on it next week.
These are my top 7 apps I use to get the best savings:Ebates (Apple & Android)
If you ever do any online shopping and you have never signed up for Ebates, you should stop reading this post and go there to sign up NOW! https://www.ebates.ca/
I have saved over $500 in the past 3 years by simply purchasing online. Sign up is simple and if you refer a friend, you can get extra cash bonus too. Don’t leave money on the table and get all your rebates now.
Checkout 51 (Apple, Android & Computer Web Browser)
Checkout 51 is another awesome app that save me over $200 on grocery. You can sign up as long as you have a valid email address. They have different offers every week ranges from fresh produce to cereal to diapers and wine so there must be something there that suit your fancy. Go sign up now and start saving.
PC Optimum Reward Program (Apple & Android)
PC and Optimum recently merged in February and so is their points. So now you have more stores (Shopper, Fortinos and No Frills) to collect points to redeem cash on your purchases. This reward program tracks your purchase habit and tailor made all the offers that are relevant to you. The offers change every week and they usually correlate to what you usually buy anyway. You can sign up either through the store or online. If you have the PC Optimum app on your mobile phone, you don’t even need to carry the reward card so it is super easy and convenient.
Flipp (Apple & Android)
Flipp is the best app for planning your weekly shopping trip. There are many flyers apps out there but the layout of Flipp is by far the best in my opinion. I use it every week to write my grocery deals highlights for you guys. It is a very powerful app as it can search by item, brand and category and show you the best deals of what you are searching for. Also, the app allows you to create shopping list and it can suggest coupons that go along with the product so you can’t miss a good deal using this app. With over 800 retailers, you can definitely find the flyer you are looking for.
Longo’s Thank you Reward (Apple & Android)
Longo’s Thank you Reward is different from the PC Optimum Reward Program. It is strictly a cash to points system. So you earn 200 points upon signing up and for every $25 you spend every week, they give you 50 points to either redeem free groceries or gift card. Depending on your shopping habit, this reward program could have quite a potential to save money as well.
GasBuddy (Apple & Android)
If you have this app, you will never pay expensive again! GasBuddy can tell you exactly where and when to buy gas and you can filter your search by price, location, brand and amenities. Also, it has price hike alerts so you can fill up the tank before the prices go up. There is also a fun component to this app, since this app relies on the community to report the prices, there are challenges daily, weekly and monthly to earn achievements to get prizes. Cheap gas and prizes? Who doesn’t want that?
If you have little ones that use Pampers, you should totally have this app. If you are like me that have multiple kids, your reward points can add up fast. You can start redeeming with as low as 20 points all the way to 3300 points. You have to use diapers anyway, why not turn them into rewards and amazing gifts for your family or your toddler to enjoy.
Let me know in the comments what other money saving apps you use so everyone can learn from it.
**This post is NOT sponsored and I am not affiliated with any of the aforementioned programs. They are my honest and genuine recommendations and opinions.