Everyone likes to save money. Whether you are shopping for weekly groceries or purchasing an expensive TV, you would love to save a small portion of cash. In the days of the past, we had magazines which gave us a limited amount of coupons to save money. The only problem was that you had to subscribe to those particular newspapers and magazines and cut the coupons to redeem them. Thanks to modern technology we now have coupon apps.
You can save money on almost anything with these great apps installed on your smartphone. From saving a little on gas to saving a lot on family dinners, all can be achieved by using the coupon apps for android.
Note: The 10 best coupon apps for android were tested on a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone running on a custom ROM based on Android 4.4 Kit Kat. The apps were also tested on an Asus MeMoPad 7 HD. All the apps ran fine and offered some intriguing options on various goods.
1. Coupons.com – Free
Saving is finally made simple with this great coupon app for Android. The app has a very clean interface which fits perfectly on both, landscape and portrait modes. The best part is that you can use the coupon codes provided by this app for online purchases as well. Simple copy and paste the code and you are gold. The only reason it is ranked so low is that it lacks some important features like direct printing, which is basically a necessity on coupon apps.
- A good simple interface.
- Loads the coupons quite fast.
- Samsung Wallet is compatible.
Coupons.com may have some drawbacks but it is one of the fastest coupon apps for android. The loading speed on other apps is good but not this good.
2. Grocery iQ – Free
Don’t for get the milk
One always needs to buy groceries. And it is always a pain to be the one who gets them. Thanks to Grocery iQ your problems will be significantly reduced. The app is not only one of the well designed coupon apps for android but is also a time saver. The app lets you make grocery lists which can then be shared with friends and family. This way you can sync the list with your smartphone from anywhere you are. Did you get the 3 dozen eggs? It will be nice to update the list so your roommate won’t buy them too. And then there are the mandatory discount coupons in the app too.
- Make lists and share them instantly with other members of the home.
- Create custom aisles and reorder them for any list.
- Keep track of what you are buying every month with great history support.
- Scan barcodes by simply pointing your camera at them.
Search free coupons, view recommended ones and email or add them to your store loyalty card.
3. Gas Coupons – Free
Take a long drive
Gas or as British say, Fuel is quite expensive these days. And no wonder we would love to shave a few bucks off the hefty price every time we need to refuel. Thanks to Gas Coupons you will almost always have the best and cheapest prices for all your drive-juice needs. The app suggest the closest and obviously the most cheapest gas station and all you have to do is get there to get the best price in your vicinity.
- Coupon savings and gas prices.
- Cheapest gas nearest to you.
- Fast search and accurate results.
The app gives absolutely current prices which makes it highly reliable. There is nothing more disappointing than going to a gas station and finding the price higher than the app listed.
4. GeoQpons – Free
Best of all worlds
GeoQpons is probably the only app which combines all types of coupons to make the ultimate coupon app for Android. The app lists in-store coupons, online coupons, clearance sales and loyalty cards. From Sears to Walmart all the major stores are listed in this remarkable app. The weekly ads from Wallgreens, Target, Best Buy and many more gives this app a significant edge.
- Easy access to in-store coupons.
- Coupon feedback score is a nice touch.
- New coupon alerts keep you on top of the game.
- Redeem coupon by simply showing the image on the phone.
- Barcode scanner is a much needed utility.
You can select the coupon category in this app. This makes the search process a lot easier and faster.
5. Coupon Calculator – Free
This coupon app for android is for the enthusiast couponers. If you like to keep track of how many coupons you have and what sort of total you will be looking at once you use them, this is the app you should get.
- Easy to use interface.
- Saving coupons is painless.
- Voice input is available.
- Calculate and list the coupons to be paid.
The app has the option of backing up the coupons so you can simple add and load them with one click whenever needed.
6. Fast Food Coupons – Free – Discontinued
We really love fast food, its fast and its food what’s not to love. You know what else we love? Saving a ton of money, that is. Fast Food Coupons is an app which combines our love of bacon burgers with money saving, which is actually the best thing ever happened since the discovery of electricity. The app lists all the fast foot brands there are and then gives you some awesome coupons which can be redeemed at any of the branch.
- Categories are a great time saver.
- Sharing coupons is always good.
- Coupons are displayed in either codes or digital formats.
The app clearly lists the major fast food joints and how many coupons are available for them. If you want to grab a burger at Carl’s Jr. then you only need to check that particular tab.
7. CVS/pharmacy – Free
Just what the doc ordered
In this day and age we often need to get meds. Whether it is for your dad’s blood pressure or your uncles diabetes, you will need to visit the pharmacy at least a month. Even if it is not for health reasons, some of the cosmetics are usually found at a local pharmacy. CVS is one of the biggest chains in pharmaceutical business and having their app makes it easier to purchase meds at a discounted rate. The best part is that they also do home deliveries.
- Clean and well-cut interface.
- Multiple categories to choose from.
- Access your prescription history.
- Check hours before visiting stores.
Refilling, transferring and managing prescriptions are done very easily by this app. It is as seamless as they come.
8. Dining Deals – Free – Discontinued
Once in a while you need to have a special dinner, but you also don’t want to break the bank. This is where Dining Deals come in, launch the app while your date is busy elsewhere and select the restaurant which is having a good discount. Now all you have to do is go to the restaurant and show the coupon, be stealthy and you will be fine. Dining Deals is one of the most through coupon apps for Android; it even covers fast food restaurants. The interface is fast and the app is very responsive.
- Best handpicked deals from the staff.
- Best reviews are also available for viewing.
- Simple organization allows you to keep track.
The sheer number of restaurants included in the app is astounding. We never knew there was a place called Church’s Chicken.
Update from Editor (November 08, 2014): Dining Deals is removed from Google Play. May we suggest you try LiveDeal – Restaurant Deals from Google Play instead.
9. Shopular – Free
Shopular is the best coupon app for Android. The app has it all; from giving you the best deals on branded footwear to kid’s toys and covering superstores to local malls. The interface is simple, smart and intuitive which makes browsing deals a breeze. The app has a great way of finding what you are interested in and then informing you when there is something of interest on sale. The app covers almost every big brand, chain or store. The app is also very light on the battery so you can browse to your heart’s content.
- The coupons are always checked so they always work.
- Multiple categories and many brands.
- Sunday circulars and weekly ads for major stores.
The app covers over a 1000 mall including Westfield mall deals, Premium Outlets and more. There is a big chance that your local mall will be featured in the app.
At first we were skeptical about the whole “coupon saving” thing, but after using some of the apps and actually redeeming some coupons, we became believers. The apps feature genuine coupons which are actually quite easy to redeem at stores, whether online or in store. Although we felt a little embarrassed at first but seeing actual money saved made us confident. If you are new to the coupon-world, we absolutely recommend the 10 best coupon apps for Android. Try one of them once; we are sure you will get hooked to saving. You might even use a calculator app to add up all of your savings. Do tell us about the awesome deals you snagged by using these coupon apps for Android in the comments below.