The Lazy Way I Save Money on Groceries | App Review

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Who doesn’t want to save money on groceries? Am I right?

Food is one of the biggest and hardest to control areas of our budget each month. If you do a quick Google or Pinterest search you will find tons of great advice on systems you can use to save money on your grocery bill. Often, these articles recommend tracking best prices, clipping coupons, stocking up on sale items, and traveling from store to store to get the most bang for your buck.

Well … I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THAT! So I have discovered one super lazy way to shave a few bucks off my grocery bill. Read on to find out the lazy way I save money on groceries – with an app!

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The lazy way I save money on groceries

My secret? The Walmart Savings Catcher app! If you’re more frugal than me, you probably have already been using it! I actually downloaded it for the first time back in April, after readers of this blog kept mentioning it in their comments. I am not affiliated with Walmart in any way, and this is not a sponsored post. I’m just glad I finally listened to all the people who recommended this app to me!

Walmart Savings Catcher – How does it work?

“Savings Catcher” is actually a small part of the bigger Walmart App. You can also use the app to view their weekly ads, to shop online, to find the nearest store to you, to view a Walmart gift registry, and more!

If  you’re like me, and are just interested in the savings part – it’s pretty simple to use! You shop at Walmart, then scan the QR code on your receipt. Walmart then compares the prices of all of your purchased items to the prices at other stores in your area. For me, this means prices are compared to 37 other stores (including Target, the Dollar Store, Martin’s, Safeway, Aldi and a few others). This of course will vary depending on where you live and what stores are in your area.

If an item you purchased at Walmart was being sold at a lower price elsewhere, you will be credited the difference via a Walmart giftcard. Sometimes it’s just a few cents, sometimes Walmart had the best price on everything, and sometimes I’m surprised by a sweet little refund! You choose when to redeem your Savings Catcher earnings for a Walmart giftcard. I currently have a $30+ balance! That’s $30 of free groceries or household items!

I’m using the Walmart Savings Catcher app along with my #1 favorite rewards app Ibotta. Have you downloaded Ibotta yet? I find a few rebates each time I shop at Walmart and you’ll get a bonus if you sign up through my referral link! (<—click there!). Of course you know I think you’re crazy if you’re not using Ibotta. 😉

Walmart Savings Catcher Pros

No driving from store to store or tracking in a price book! I call that a win!

Super easy. Scan your receipt and you’re done. Results arrive in 48 hours or less.

You are in control of when to redeem your balance. There are no minimums to reach. 

Walmart Savings Catcher Cons

My app is a little glitchy. I think it might be because the app itself contains so much information. I sometimes have to restart before scanning a receipt. Annoying, but a minor problem overall.

If you don’t have Walmart stores in your area, this obviously won’t work for you – I’m sorry! 🙁

The Walmart Savings Catcher app is a simple solution for a busy mom like me, or any other busy person who would like to save a little money at the grocery store. I hope you’re able to give it a try!

Are you already using Savings Catcher? I know I’m late to the party!

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48 Comments

  1. This definitely sounds like a great option. Though it is another app you gotta have room for, so that would be anothe con.

  2. This seems almost too good to be true! I love that all you have to do is scan the receipt and the app does all the work for you!

  3. I love this app! Since we live in a small town, the grocery stores usually have pretty high prices, so we always do our shopping at Walmart. Earlier this year we saved up our rewards to almost $100, and put that towards a new Ninja coffee bar.
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  4. I use the Walmart Savings Catcher and Ibotta. We’re on the same page! Between the two of them I have about $100 saved.

  5. i use to have the app but it stopped working on my phone so now I just type in my receipt on the website. I adore this saving catcher idea.

  6. I use it, too. I’ve had troubles getting my phone to scan for the savings to be used in store! And my app has logged me out more than once, which is a small annoyance — I can never remember my password and have to reset it often. BUT, like you, I love saving however I can! I prefer to spend money on more fun things.

  7. I have to sign up for this. Sometimes I find myself going to three different stores just to get a “deal”.

    • I hate the driving around from store to store! I figure I’m wasting time and money on gas as well! Definitely give it a try Nikki! 🙂

  8. Oh my gosh! I absolutely love the Walmart Savings Catcher App! It really is the lazy way to save money and it practically does everything for you!

  9. I so need to add this app to my phone. With 8 of us our grocery bill is more than our mortgage payment! Sounds like a great way to save money!

    • I can only imagine! Our grocery budget was outrageous while my step kids were visiting and that was only 4 kiddos total!

  10. I didn’t realize that Walmart had an app. What a great idea. I am, what I consider semi-frugal! I do love to save money, but don’t want to work too hard at doing it. This app seems like it is right up my alley!

  11. Wow, sounds like a great option for foodshopping and saving money! I love apps that make life a little easier. I will have to check this out.

  12. I had no idea Walmart had an app. I’ll have to share this with a friend who shops there.
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  13. I’m up for any app that will make my life easier! This mama’s busy busy!

  14. My husband is in Walmart all the time! Have to tell him about this one. Sounds like a useful app.

  15. I’ve been using Ibotta for a while now and love it! I can’t wait to try the Walmart Savings Catcher App. I don’t usually do my grocery shopping at Walmart, but maybe that will change now. Thanks for the recommendation!

  16. How have I never heard of this app before? Thank you for pointing it out, I must try it right away. Blessings!

  17. This is a great idea. We have a similar thing here in the UK. The supermarket will compare your shopping and if it would have been cheaper elsewhere, they will refund the difference off your shopping. It all adds up.

    Sally @ Life Loving
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    • Wow Sally that’s awesome!! 🙂 As I was writing this post I did wonder about you and other bloggers in different countries. Good to know there’s an option for you! 🙂

  18. Erin, we use both of these apps too and love them. I split my grocery shopping between Aldi’s and Walmart. Aldi’s has the best healthy products, no GMOs and the gluten free selection is incredible. But there are some things that we get at Walmart that we can’t get at Aldi’s and we use the savings catcher for those. Plus the Ibotta app. Can’t say how much we love both. If anyone is reading this get Ibotta through Erin and use Savings Catcher! Thanks for always sharing your tips!
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    • We have an Aldi nearby Nikki and I have never shopped there! I really need to go check it out ASAP – thanks for the reminder. 🙂

  19. Sounds great… but then I’d have to find groceries at Walmart… 😉
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    • It’s not just for groceries though! 🙂 You could use it to earn money back on many other things – from household goods to art supplies! 😉

  20. I use the Wal-Mart Catchers app and Ibotta. I got to say I’ve gotten more cash back from Ibotta though. Through Ibotta I get cash back for buying the everyday staples like eggs, bread, milk, bananas, onions, and tomatoes. Right now they have great back to school savings from stores like Gap, Sears, Famous Footwear and Best Buy. Plus I really like that you can earn more cash by signing into facebook and earning bonuses as a team with your facebook friends.

  21. I’m all for lazy saving!

  22. I tried to use this app before, but never figured out why I would really benefit from using it. I’m glad you shared that there was some glitches to it. I am going to have to give it another try.

  23. I hadn’t heard of this before. It sounds like you’re having great results. Good for you! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    I’m all about saving money and being thrifty. Please stop by and say hello!
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  24. I’m going to have to check to see if this is available in my area! I currently use an app that I scan the receipt and it refunds me the coupons (that’s the best way of describing it. ) #brillblogposts

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