Increase your savings with grocery apps: Wal-Mart Savings Catcher

I really don’t like dealing with coupons anymore. Having to hunt them down, print them out, keep track of them all. It’s just annoying. Lately, I’ve been looking at different savings apps to see if there was a better way. I’m happy to report that there is! Over the next few weeks, I’m going to review a number of savings apps that I think are worth the download.

One of my favorite apps is the Wal-Mart Savings Catcher.shareasimage

I hate having to go to multiple stores to get the best deals. I don’t want to hunt through multiple circulars and spend a whole day tracking down the best deals at each store. The Wal-Mart Savings Catcher does all the work for me.

It’s simple. Purchase your items at Wal-Mart, scan your receipt and the Savings Catcher does the rest. The app checks the sales circulars for all the stores in your area. That includes grocery stores, pharmacies, and Target. If the app finds a lower price, you get a credit for the difference. This credit can be placed on a Wal-Mart e-gift card. The gift card is then emailed to you so you can use it next time you are in the store.

On my last shopping trip, I saved $1.31 on my purchases. It’s not a lot of money but when combined with the other apps I use, I saved $3.31 on that small trip.

The only downside is that you don’t know what you are going to get credit for unless you know an item is on sale somewhere else. For example, I bought coffee and ended up receiving 80 cents off the coffee. Had I known it was a deal, I probably would have bought more. It was a nice little bonus for buying things I needed any way.

If you shop at Wal-Mart, get the app. It’s available for iPhone and Android. If you are shopping anyway, you might as well upload your receipt and see if you’ve got some extra savings!

UPDATE: You do not need a smart phone to use the Wal-Mart Savings Catcher! You can actually enter your receipt information right on the website.

Do you use the Wal-Mart Savings Catcher App? What’s the largest savings you have received on one receipt?