One thing that comes up a lot is all the apps for smart phones that are available to help save you money. I have several of them on my phone, so I thought I’d point out my favorites to you:
GasBuddy – Put simply, you can use this app to find cheap gas near you! LOVE it! Many times it has saved me from spending an extra 10 cents or more a gallon by driving a short distance away.
GeoQpons– This app will help you find coupons to use in whatever store you are in! For example, if you’re heading to the mall, just open this app up and search for the store you’re shopping at. I’ve found great discounts to JCPenney, Children’s Place, and more right there in this nifty app.
ShopKick– ShopKick is one of my favorite apps, and my fantastic readers told me about it! You “check in” at stores such as Target, Best Buy, Macy’s, Old Navy, etc and it gives you “Kicks”. Trade in your kicks for giftcards! Even better, sometimes it will give you random bonus giftcards! It recently gave me a $2 Target giftcard for no reason. AWESOME! Sometimes when you’re checked in, it will ask you to scan certain items in the store and you’ll get even more “Kicks”. My kids love scanning the products so we can earn giftcards.
Ibotta– You’ve been hearing me talk about Ibotta a lot lately. If you haven’t signed up, you’re missing out! Ibotta is a fun and easy way to earn $20 or more each time you go shopping. The more you use it, the better and more personalized your offers become. Before you go shopping, download the Ibotta app to your iPhone or Android. It’s completely free. Ibotta pays you cash for learning about your favorite products and then buying them in the store. No points or credits – real cash! The more you useIbotta, the more cash you can earn. Simply purchase the items and then use Ibotta to photograph your receipt. Ibotta works in many main stores such as Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid, Kroger, Safeway, Publix, Stop & Shop, Fred Meyer, King Soopers, Ralphs, H-E-B, Meijer, Vons, Duane Reade, Smith’s, Fry’s, Pick ‘N Save, Dominicks, Pavilions, Tom Thumb, Dillons, and ShopRite. Once you’ve redeemed offers totaling $5 or more, Ibotta lets you transfer your earnings directly to your PayPal account
Do you have a favorite app not listed? Leave me a comment and tell me about it!