In the couponing world, the biggest savings comes hand-in-hand with developing a great organizational system. In fact, you know you have "graduated" from the beginning stage of couponing when someone asks you how you organize your weekly couponing activities, and you can actually tell them! Luckily, in today's tech-oriented world, there are plenty of handy apps to make “organizing to save” a breeze. Here are four apps that come highly recommended from your fellow KCLs—try them out and let us know how you like them!

Each of these apps can help facilitate a different aspect of your couponing organizational system.

1. Key Ring

For most couponers today, joining loyalty programs forms much of the foundation of a successful organizational system. Loyalty programs reward you every time you shop. They send you coupons without you having to ask. They help you accrue points that you can use like cash for future purchases. But keeping up with a bunch of individual cards…well, that isn't quite so easy![/kcl_row]

Key Ring helps you:

  • Store every card (loyalty cards, library cards, and more) in one app.
  • Join new loyalty programs in-app.
  • Receive offers and coupons from local vendors.
  • Keep up with weekly, local sales flyers and coupons.
  • Create and edit your weekly shopping list.
  • Scan coupons and offers right from your phone.

2. Grocery iQ

Grocery iQ offers both online and smartphone options. But more than that, it earns its reputation as the app that "takes the old-fashioned grocery list to the 21st century" (Forbes).

Grocery iQ helps you:

  • Sync your grocery list with your spouse, friends, or family members.
  • Build your grocery lists from an in-app database (millions of products).
  • Create a shopping list by aisle.
  • Point-and-scan technology lets you add items by scanning their barcodes.
  • Search for and redeem coupons from in-app.
  • Create "frequently purchased lists" you can re-use.
  • Add loyalty cards and use in-app GPS to find the nearest grocers.

3. Weekly Ads and Sales

This app automates the endless search for weekly sales circulars. Now, do all your searches from in-app.

Weekly Ads and Sales helps you:

  • Browse ads for 96,000+ retailers (100+ stores).
  • Get GPS directions to the closest locations.
  • Shop grocers, pharmacies, electronics, apparel, accessories, home improvement, and more.
  • Browse by city/state when you travel (the app travels with you).

4. Weekly Sales and Coupons

This app is the Android equivalent of Weekly Ads and Sales. The app won kudos from Oprah's "Life Lift" blog and Forbes ("best Black Friday shopping app").

Weekly Sales and Coupons helps you:

  • Use Zoomingo, a free shopping app, to browse for last minute needs and deals.
  • Access and redeem coupons from in-app.
  • Review ads for 100+ retailers in every category.
  • Win weekly prizes if you rate deals and post your own deals for others to learn about.
  • Get GPS directions to nearby retailers.
  • Save deals to your favorites list.

 

4 Shopping Apps that Will Keep You Organized and Focused on Saving