Five Apps That Help You Save Money
Coupon Sherpa helps you make the most of local coupons without needing to physically leaf through newspapers, cut coupons, and file them away. Instead, you can search for coupons while you are inside the store and let the cashier scan the discount right from your smartphone. Coupon Sherpa has coupons for clothing, shoe, office, and department stores, and also for restaurants and online retailers. It is available for iphone and Android.
Having a grocery list can save you money at the supermarket because you are less likely to waste money on unnecessary items, but not everyone takes the time to sit down and make a list with pencil and paper. Ziplist for Apple and Android lets you add items to your grocery list from anywhere, and check them off by tapping them when you are at the store.
GoodRx is a free app that helps you save money on prescription drugs. It searches thousands of pharmacies to find the ones with the lowest prices on your medications, and offers coupons that can further reduce your costs. The app also has information such as pharmacy locations and hours and medication side effects. It is available from the iTunes store and the Android store.
Everyone likes getting cash back, and Ibotta is an app that finds little known rebates at restaurants, supermarkets, and electronic, pet, health and beauty, and home improvement products. Download Ibotta for IOS and Android.
You can save hundreds of dollars by using Kayak’s app for traveling. Compare flights and search for hotels to see which are offering the lowest rates, and snap them up before they disappear. This app also lets you manage your itinerary and track flight status from anywhere. It is available for iPods, iPhones, and iPads,and Android devices.