With monthly cell phone bills going into the hundreds of dollars, cell phones today can really take a toll on a family’s budget. Yet cell phones have become a necessity in today’s world that we just can’t be without. So why not use your cell phone to help you save some money or even make some money? Below I have put together 8 of my favorite free phone apps that will either help you save money, make cash, or do both! Here’s the great eight!
Ebates is an awesome free phone app that you can use to get cash back for both online and in-store shopping. They have partnerships with over 2,000 stores, so there is bound to be a few of your favorite stores on there. I’ve tried other cash back apps, but I really love Ebates the most because they tend give the most cash back at the most stores. Plus, as long as your cash back balance is over $5, they pay you every three months!
Another free phone app to save you money that I just love is Ibotta. Ibotta is a cash back app that works a little different than Ebates. Ibotta helps you save money on different products at your favorite stores. I mainly use Ibotta to save money on groceries, but with over 200 store partnerships, you can save on so much more than just grocery products. Ibotta is dedicated to helping us save money every day, so they are offering Hip Money Mom readers a special $10 welcome bonus if you sign up through my special link here.
For those of us that don’t have low co-pays on our prescriptions, the GoodRx app is to the rescue! GoodRx is a free phone app that can save you up to 80% on your prescriptions. In fact, I can say it has honestly saved me hundreds of dollars on my prescriptions (maybe even thousands over the past year). If your family has a few different prescriptions, you may find that you have to shop around at different pharmacies for the best price, but that is the beauty of GoodRx, it allows you to find the very best price!
GasBuddy is a great free phone app that helps you find the best gas price based on your location. The data is all user provided, so most of the prices are updated within hours, if not minutes. GasBuddy is a really useful app for when you are traveling and don’t know where the best priced gas stations are located.
Achievement is a free phone app that actually pays you to move! Every week Achievement awards you points based upon the amount of movement you did the prior week. Once you reach 10,000 points, you earn $10! I love this free phone app because I get paid for exercising!
When you are shopping at Target, you’ve got to have the Target app. In the Target app, is their Cartwheel feature that allows you to scan the barcode of an item to see if you can save even more than the marked price. There are also a few coupons within the Target app that can help with saving, but the Cartwheel feature by far is the best money saving help! Just don’t forget to show the cashier your barcode when you check out, otherwise you won’t get your discounts!
With the free phone app, Receipt Hog, you can turn your receipts into cash back. All you have to do is take a picture of your store receipts with your phone and Receipt Hog makes a game out of turning your receipts into cash back for you! It’s such a popular app that there is a waiting list to be a part of it. I would highly recommend downloading the app and getting on the waiting list!
Shopkick is a free phone app that awards you points that you can redeem for gift cards from lots of practical places like Walmart, Target, BestBuy, Amazon, and many others. You earn points for a variety of shopping activities such as walking into stores, scanning items on shelves, and you can even earn points by shopping online. Shopkick is definitely one of my favorite money making apps!
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