Best Coupon Apps for Saving Money

best coupon appsThere is a lot of disagreement in this world, but the one universal thing every single one of us can agree on is the fact that we all love to get a great deal. When we get a “deal” on an item we get excited. That excitement makes our heart beat fast and gives us an adrenaline rush. The invention of the iPhone and the millions of apps available for download are wonderful tools to assist us while shopping. Mobile coupon apps allow us to obtain coupons, pricing information, and deal notifications customized for our shopping habits. I won’t keep you waiting anymore, here are the best coupon apps for iPhone.

Best Coupon Apps

RetailMeNot – I love the name. RetailMeNot provides an assortment of coupons customized just for you. This app will automatically send you deal alerts when you enter your favorite shopping malls because of the new location based coupons feature. You can browse coupons by category, store, and save them for use at a later date. All this and it’s free!

SnipSnap – Probably the coolest app on the list. SnipSnap simply allows you to take a picture of a coupon or offer and it automatically converts all text, barcodes, and images into a mobile version. You don’t have to cut coupons anymore or worry about forgetting them at home, take a picture and you will always have them with you in format that can be used at the store. This is efficient.

The Coupons App – Just like the name says, the coupon app provides you with fantastic coupons to your favorite’s stores, gas stations, and restaurants. This is one of the top downloaded coupon apps for iPhone and one of the best coupon apps in general.

CardStar – Does your wallet feel more like a brick than a wallet? If you answered yes it is most likely because of all the rewards cards you have in there. The CardStar app allows you import your cards so you always have them with you without having to physically carry them around. Your cards can be scanned at the register as normal. For security purposes, a password can also be added to protect your data in the event of a lost or stolen phone.

Pushpins Grocery Coupons & Lists – It was only a matter of time before we addressed the grocery store. Pushpin assists you with your whole grocery shopping experience. It allows you to create, share, and sync your grocery list with your whole family. You can view coupons and weekly specials so you never miss a deal. On top of all this you can track your spending, find grocery stores, view recipes, and much more.

Compare Me – Should you buy in bulk to save money? Different sizes and quantities have you confused? The CompareMe Shopping Utility fixes this problem. This app assists you in comparing and contrasting products with different package sizes, quantities, and volumes. A very simple graphical interface will show you if you are paying a premium price for a product or getting a discount and saving money. This app is personally going to save me a lot of time because I’m always trying to save money by buying bulk if it makes sense.

Red Laser – One of the highest rated apps on the market today. Red Laser allows you to scan a barcode (UPC and QR) of a product and it will search local and online retailers for the best price automatically. Red Laser also gives you access to thousands of coupons, deals, and allows you to save your loyalty cards. For the all in one shopping experience start right here, it doesn’t get any better.

Does your Grocery store have an app? How about your favorite store? Many stores are developing their own coupon apps where you can get the daily deals, coupons, and weekly ads as soon they come out. Single store apps give you a significant amount of information beyond deals, ads, and coupons to enhance your shopping experience. I highly recommend grabbing the app for your favorite grocery or retail store, it will only save you money.

Before I had a smartphone, I used to think about coupons, deals, and rewards cards as a physical piece of paper or plastic. Today, I think about my phone. These are the best coupon apps on the market. They will save you time, energy, frustration, and money. Many people don’t realize the time it takes to bargain shop, look for deals, and cut coupons. It can be very time consuming. These mobile coupon apps allow you to be mobile and have all of your coupons, loyalty cards, and the information you need at your fingertips. They will save you money, but also time which is a very valuable resource for all of us.

Do you have a favorite coupon app not mentioned?  If so, let us know about it in the comments!


  • Michael Taylor

    Jason, I am an avid iPhone user. I’ll check some of these apps out. Thanks for the info.

    • Jason Price

      Great, Michael. Let me know if you have any in particular you like or know of some not listed. We can look at them an update the post if we like them too!

  • Brent Shelton

    Great topic…”Best Coupon Apps for Saving Money” and excellent guide. Thanks for the nice mention and link of PushPins. Their one of our (Ebates/FatWallet) sister companies. Looking forward to the PushPins integration with with our sites, soon! Ditto with OneReceipt, another app that’s part of our network that let’s you track all of your receipts in the cloud.

    Thanks again!

    Brent Shelton
    PR Director
    Ebates/FatWallet (PMB)

    • Jason Price

      Brent, thanks for stopping buy and commenting. Keep up the great work. Jimmy obviously felt pretty good about your apps to include them in this piece.

  • Jimmy Spithas

    Yes, I did significant research on the coupon apps, if they made the list they are the best of the best! We hope these apps save everyone time, money, and make life a little more convenient at the same time.Thanks for reading, we appreciate it!