If you’re already going to be spending money
at stores, why not get a kickback for it? Today we’re sharing the 10 best shopping apps
to use for saving money. Hi, I’m Marissa with DollarSprout. We often think that convenience costs more
money, and sometimes it does, like expedited shipping or grocery pickup fees. But today I’m sharing 10 shopping apps with
you that blend convenience and savings. It really is the best of both worlds. Many of these companies literally pay you
to make everyday purchases through their shopping apps. We promise, no gimmicks here. In this list, you will find apps that will
help you get the best price or cashback value for your shopping trips, and we’ll leave links
to all of these apps and websites in the description box down below. But before we get into it, don’t forget to
subscribe it to the DollarSprout YouTube channel for more money videos and to give this video
a thumbs up if you enjoy it. Number one, Rakuten. Rakuten, formally known as eBates, is a popular
shopping app that issues cashback for shopping at popular online stores. It’s one of my favorite apps to use and here’s
how it works. You can access Rakuten on your computer or
mobile app. Simply open the app or website and search
for the store of your choice in the search bar. Then click on any referral link to visit the
store of your choice and go about your shopping like usual. Rakuten has the most popular stores and even
some not so popular ones like Amazon, Best Buy, Macy’s, Nordstrom’s, and more. Each store has varying cashback percentages
given, but every little bit helps. Anytime I know that I need to make a purchase
online, I head to Rakuten first and search for the store and follow their link. It’s an easy way to get cashback from shopping
that I do anyway. Check out the link in the description box
to sign up for Rakuten and get a $10 bonus after spending your first $25 through Rakuten
links. It’s completely free. Number two, Dosh. Dosh is a cashback shopping app that rewards
you for everyday shopping you’re already doing, both in line and in store. You link your card to the app once and enjoy
cashback benefits over and over, just by maintaining your regular shopping habits. Dosh has you link your credit card, which
is confirmed secure, and gives you cashback for going about your day to day shopping. You earn cashback just by going into a store
and swiping your credit or debit card at checkout. Dosh doesn’t control or pressure you to make
purchases you don’t need just because it’s on sale. Instead, you simply shop for the things you
need. Number three, Drop. Drop is similar to Rakuten where it gives
you money back for the purchases made through qualifying links, but the main difference
is that Drop pays you back in gift cards rather than straight cash. But this is a great way to get some treat
yourself gift cards for additional fun spending. Here’s how it works. Sign up for a free Drop account and click
on any referral link to your favorite online store and place your order. Then you’ll get points in your Drop account. Once you’ve reached that minimum threshold,
you can cash out your points for gift cards to places like Starbucks, Old Navy, Amazon,
and more. Number for, Ibotta. Ibotta rewards you cash for making purchases
at popular stores that you already frequent without linking a card. You simply review the offers before each grocery
shopping trip and add the items you need to your list in order to snag the cashback rewards. You can shop at stores like Walmart, Sam’s
Club, Target, and more. Once you reach a $20 credit in the app, you
can request to pay out. Number five, Instacart. Instacart is a fun grocery shopping app that
you can use from both sides. First, you can sign up and receive your groceries
on your doorstep. To use Instacart as a consumer, simply open
the app and select a grocery store in your area and shop for products you’d like to purchase. Then submit your order to receive fresh groceries
delivered right to your doorstep. If you sign up for Instacart Express, for
$99 a year, you receive all deliveries of $35 or more for free. Remember that time is money and if you’re
stretched too thin, the $99 for unlimited groceries may be a lifesaver. On the flip side, if you’re looking to make
a little bit of extra money for a side hustle, consider being an Instacart shopper. Shoppers typically earn 10 to $15 per hour
delivering groceries. Number six, Amazon Fresh. Amazon Fresh is a subscription based grocery
shopping app that offers great deals on fresh produce and meat delivered right to your doorstep. You do all the shopping from your phone and
receive great quality food in a timely manner. This isn’t available in all areas yet, but
if it’s available in yours, it may be worth the try. Simply sign up and visit the website and shop
for veggies, deli meat, cheese, fruit, and packaged products, and more. It’s then delivered right to your doorstep. Check out the link in the description box
below to sign up for Amazon Fresh for a 30-day free trial. Number seven, Raise. Raise is a marketplace to shop for discounted
gift cards. It’s a great place to check for discounted
gift cards before placing an online or in store purchase. If you’re willing to work Raise into your
routine shopping habits, simply download the Raise app and check for discounted gift cards
while you shop. By using Raise, you can look up the going
rate for a gift card to see if it will help you save money on the purchase you’re about
to make. Physical gift cards will take a couple of
weeks to arrive in the mail, but digital delivery is often instant. Number eight, Groupon. Groupon isn’t your typical place to shop for
something specific, but if you’re looking to try something new, you’ll find the best
deals on Groupon. Groupon shows you the best local deals at
the lowest prices. Whether you’re going on a family vacation
or trying to find an option for a date night, check Groupon. Last winter, my husband and I ran out of things
to do that we knew were inside, so we visited Groupon and snagged ballroom dance lessons
for $19, and archery lessons for $30. Both for fun and different activities than
what we’d normally do. But I will say that my husband preferred the
archery to the ballroom dance. Number nine, eBay. eBay is a go-to app for
both new and used products of all kinds. You can even stack gift cards with Raise and
cashback perks with Rakuten to sweeten the deal. To use eBay, download the app and shop countless
items. You’ll find clothes, books, toys, appliances,
and electronics of all kinds on eBay. Simply search for the item and then compare
prices and seller ratings to find the item you want to buy. Ordering on eBay is secure and reliable, and
they offer a money back guarantee to protect buyers from scams. Number 10, Amazon. Amazon is another amazing shopping app that
brings countless brands and sellers to one platform for an easy shopping experience. Simply download the app or visit the Amazon
website and search for just about everything. You can filter your results by best price
and see whether it’s an item that is new or used, and how long you can expect an item
to arrive. Amazon Prime is an awesome subscription based
membership that allows you to purchase eligible items for free two-day shipping. I may even go as far as to say Amazon and
Amazon Prime have become life-changing. Anyone else? If you enjoy saving money or time, then these
shopping apps can help save you immensely. By putting in just a little bit of work, you
can reap the benefit of cost savings and convenience without spending time clipping coupons. That’s all we have for today’s video. If you enjoyed it, don’t forget to give it
a thumbs up. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the DollarSprout
YouTube channel for more money videos. Leave us a comment below and let us know what’s
your favorite way to save while you shop. Don’t forget to check out all the links in
the description box for those shopping apps. I’ll see you in the next video. Bye.