The answer to powering up your summer time savings may rest in your purse or pocket. More and more apps are being developed that can help you save money.
Here are five apps that you can use to save money and stay within your budget.
Over six million people are currently using Shopkick to discover great deals at stores like Target, Macy’s, Best Buy, and more. Users can earn points by making purchases, inviting friends to join, or even just by walking into the store. You can then redeem your points for gift cards at partnering stores.
With a slogan of “Thousands of coupons in your pocket,” RetailMeNot lets you browse coupons and deals from J. Crew, Victoria’s Secret, Starbucks, Target, Sephora, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bloomingdale’s, and hundreds of other stores! You can also search for deals at the nearest stores. Just remember to use your coupons wisely. Reserve them for needed purchases, not used as a justification for an impulse buy.
3. Grocery iQ
We’ve all heard the saying about how you shouldn’t shop for groceries on an empty stomach. But with so many offers it’s hard to stick to your list. Grocery iQ can help. It provides users with a complete grocery shopping list platform that lets users search through the millions of products in the app’s database. It also includes voice recognition, barcode scanning, a store locator and coupons.
Looking for new experiences, but don’t want to pay full price? Groupon lets you buy Groupon deals (as much as 50-90% off!) on everything from restaurants to retailers to hotels. It’s a great way to step out of your comfort zone and try out new places. You might find some new favorites along the way.
Just remember, if you don’t use the Groupon, you’re just throwing money away. So keep an eye on your deals to make sure you’re not letting one slip through your fingers.
Gas prices can be incredibly volatile, but with GasBuddy, you can find the lowest gas prices closest to you! Just enter your location, and Gas Buddy will find the lowest prices in your area. If you can find a place that consistently offers lower prices in your area, you can easily save hundreds on gas over the course of a year.
There are certainly more amazing apps out there that will help you save. Just make sure the goal of the app aligns with your spending and saving goals. Otherwise, you may find yourself drawn toward purchases you don’t need to make.
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