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5 Smartphone Apps That Save You Money

All of your coupons, right at your fingertips

I shared my love of using PC Points a few weeks ago in order to knock chunks of money off of my grocery bill. A friend commented on Facebook about two apps she uses to save money on groceries, and I immediately downloaded them. I'm here to tell you that I love them, and I'm sure that you will too.

1. First of all, you need to download the PC Points app if you haven't already. All of your offers, right at your finger tips.

2. Snap Saves. Each week, they update the app to tell you what products are being featured. If you buy any of those products, you take a picture of the receipt and upload it to the app. When you reach $20, they mail you a cheque. I've been pleasantly surprised by how fast the money is adding up.

3. Checkout 51. This is the other app my friend recommended and it works just like Snap Saves. Buy a featured product, upload a photo of your receipt, and watch your savings accumulate. Once your account hits $20, they write you a cheque.

4. Snip Snap. Once I saw how easy the above three apps made it to save money, I went looking for more coupon apps. Snip Snap is a coupon clipping app. It's geared more toward major retailers, but there are stores included that I shop at occasionally, and I'll be using it for sure.

5. Shop To It. This app lets you know about sales, based on your location. Shop To It also aggregates major location-based deals from organizations such as Groupon and others.

I know that there are more apps out there, but I haven't tried them yet. What coupon/savings apps do you use?