Heavy, extreme coupon tomes are a thing of the past. Sorry TLC. More of your favorite stores are creating new easy to use savings apps and we’re particularly pumped about these ones.
Cartwheel by Target
First, browse through Target’s app, Cartwheel, for special coupons from every department and add your favorites to the “My Cartwheel” tab. Next, visit Target and present your personalized cartwheel barcode to the cashier and boom. Savings. Cartwheel deals piggyback on Target’s REDcard and you can redeem up to 10 coupons at a time. Sign in using Facebook, Target, or Google Plus and you’re ready to roll out the red carpet to Target savings.
If you’re a Costco member you’re probably familiar with those packets of coupons you get in the mail once a month. They contain some great deals but not everyone remembers to bring them in or use them. Paper coupons can be a hassle. Costco’s app lists the coupons from those packets. All you have to do is tap “Clip this Offer” and show it off at checkout and suddenly you’re saving big. Also, Costco has great deals on appliances and electronics through the month of January. Who doesn’t want to save $250 on a Samsung HDTV?
If only there was a way to preview all the coupons at nearby stores at any given time! Oh, wait. They made that. Share your location with Yowza and the app will share coupons from retailers in a five to 50 mile radius, which is adjustable. You can find coupons to things like Carl’s Jr., Lyft and REI.
500,000 coupons to 50,000 stores are all neatly cataloged on RetailMeNot. The app includes coupons to all kinds of businesses from Victoria Secret to Papa Johns to Southwest Airlines. Looking to get organized in the New Year? RetailMeNot has a collection of digital coupons for your goal. Bookmark your favorite stores and hit the pavement with your stack of coupons perfectly condensed on your smartphone.
If you’re old school and you love flipping through coupon packets but you’re not that organized, SnipSnap was made for you. With SnipSnap you can take a picture of any printed coupon and the app will save the text, images and barcode as a digital version on your phone. The app will also remind you when you’ve arrived at a store you saved coupons for or when one of your coupons is about to expire.
Haley Hamilton contributed to this article.