Guest post by Boril
Back in 2013, Crystal shared 9 Apps That Will Save (and Make) You Money to highlight some of the most worthwhile mobile apps around. Things have changed a bit since then, as there are many new mobile apps that contain money-saving features.
If you’re looking for new ways to save, consider how each of these 10 apps can help!
Flipp is an app that displays flyers in the user’s area. It updates on a regular basis, ensuring users always have the most up-to-date information.
With this app, you can quickly “flip” through different store flyers for deals. It’s also perfect for grocery shopping, as you can get a quick idea on which grocer has the best prices at the time.
Think of Mint as your account monitoring friend. It keeps track of everything from your checkings to your retirement account.
The app factors your previous spending to create a budget for you to follow. It also offers a lot of eye-opening as to the different ways you can save more.
Lawnmower is an innovative finance app that converts change from your purchases into bitcoins. This is a great way for you to have a savings account without needing the label. You are guaranteed to put your money into savings. This app does the same as a bank’s ‘Bank The Rest’ feature, which typically rounds up and saves the difference of your purchase to the nearest $5 denomination.
While Shopkick was mentioned in the 2013 list we referenced earlier, it’s important to note that it’s still in good standing. In fact, more than six million people rely on the Shopkick app to save money at major retail outlets.
Users get paid rewards points for going to their favorite stores, shopping for deals, and referring their friends to the app. These points later get converted into gift cards, which means every dollar you spend stretches a little further.
The immense savings made possible by Groupon is nothing to overlook. You can get as much as 90% off many products and services by using this app or website.
Just give it a shot for yourself and see what’s available at a steep discount through Groupon in your local area.
6. Gas Buddy
Gas Buddy is the only other app from the 2013 list that’s worth bringing up now. With the Gas Buddy app, you can find map out gas stations by proximity and fuel price.
7. Eat Street
Eat Street shows the best food deals from nearby eateries and restaurants.
You are able to order right off the app, which gives you reward points. These points can later be converted for real rewards, meaning you get more for your money.
The Eat Street app took over support for Campus Special, a food savings app for students, earlier this year.
8. Checkout 51
Checkout 51 is your digital coupon book, full of grocery savings in the $1 to $5 range.
After you pay, just take a picture of the receipt to scan it into the app. You will then get credited for the total amount of the coupon savings, which is based on the deals you went after.
The app updates on Thursdays and payouts are made available after reaching a $20 balance.
Saving Made Simple is a top-downloaded Android app designed to help consumers save money where it counts.
Instead of focusing on savvy electronics deals or grocery discounts, the app addresses your finances behind the scenes. You can tally your bills, earnings, savings, and more, to get a full picture of your financial position for the month.
The app is versatile and can factor in variables like saving plans for electronics, school tuition, and an upcoming vacation.
10. PC Plus
The PC Plus app works as your PC Points card and is a must-have for any Canadian shopper.
The app showcases weekly deals, which give additional PC points. You could find yourself getting back as much as $15 out of $50 in purchases, but it really depends on what you buy.
At current time, you get $1 back for every 1,000 PC points earned.
What are your favorite money-saving apps?
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