One of my favorite things about my smartphone is how much money it saves me! Check out my top four money-saving apps that can help you start saving in no time!

Get Upside: Get Upside is an app I was kind of leery about but it actually works really well! Head to to get my promo code (G72P6) that will give you an EXTRA $.25/gallon in cashback the first time you check into the app before you buy gas at select gas stations close to you. That's in addition to the $.15/gallon cashback you'll get every day! Most Shell and Circle K stations near me participate. They pay the Get Upside App for getting you to go to their station, and Get Upside shares most of that money back with you. If you start saving $3 every time you get gas (possibly $8 the first time you fill up), that can really add up! They also offer cashback at restaurants like Popeye's. It's easy to cash out on Paypal or with gift cards, and the savings are excellent.

Sprouts: I've always loved shopping at Sprouts for their produce, now I love it for their freebies too! Head to to find out how to get signed up for their exclusive sampling program. You'll get up to five full-size items FOR FREE every month just for clipping coupons on the app and showing your barcode at the register. They also regularly offer special coupons that can make a big difference to the price you pay.

Ibotta: I mention this grocery-saving app every week on my favorite deals at the grocery stores post I write each Wednesday. I truly think it makes grocery shopping more fun. Head to to find out how to start saving at Safeway, Fry's, Albertsons, Walmart, Target, and tons of other stores you go to all the time. They offer cash back on select items, you buy them, scan the barcodes and take a picture of your receipt, and they give you cashback. It's really simple once you get the hang of it and you'll get a $10 bonus the first time you use it! This is one of the only apps I've found that often gives money back on produce, meat, and dairy, not just name brands! The average user saves $150 a year, that's some significant savings on things probably already in your cart. This money back is in addition to coupons, sales, and other stores apps.



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