Best free money saving apps that put cash back into your account

Fast and easy ways to save money via apps

Dozens of apps claim to help you get ahead and save money on everything from groceries to college tuition.  Researchers at Money.com combed through these tools and their claims to weed out the best.

When it comes to couponing you can skip the Sunday paper and download Flipp. You'll find weekly ads from 800 retailers along with the coupons to match.

And check out ShopSavvy for instant savings in the store. Just use the bar code scanner. The app compares prices with dozens of online competitors and local stores. Many national retailers will price match at the register once you show them the difference. But ShopSavvy does not price check Amazon.

Many stores offer refunds if the price of an item drops soon after your purchase it but who can keep track? Check out Paribus. It not only tracks items you have purchased online but automatically requests refunds if the price drops. The app is free but Paribus takes 25 percent of the refunds it gets back.

Interested in saving more of your own money? Check out Digit. The app deducts between $10 and $30 from your checking account twice a week. It sets aside what it determines you can spare based on your spending habits. The money goes into a bank account. You can withdraw funds at any point.

Maximizing your credit card rewards can be overwhelming. Let Wallaby do the work for you. This app tells you which card to use at different businesses to earn the most miles or money back per transaction. It also keeps track of your balances.

Also individual retailers like Target and Walmart have their own money saving apps. With Walmart’s savings catcher you will get money back if the price drops after you buy.

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