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Coupons have been around forever, but the advent of mobile technology means there are more ways to save than ever before. Put down the scissors and use apps to find deals, compile a shopping list and even get cash back for things you would normally buy.
1. Get Cash for Your Purchases
Coupons are all about saving money, but getting some real cash instead of a discount sounds pretty good too. By using apps such as Ebates, you can get a Paypal deposit or check for shopping for items from specific retailers. You will buy things you need anyway, and when the money comes in you can stash it in a savings account.
2. Get Notifications of In-Store Sales
You can save big with sales, but what if you don’t know where those discounts are hiding? With Shopular, you can receive instant push notifications to your phone whenever you are walking near a place with a promotion. You are in the store anyway — you might as well save some money!
3. Get Flyers All in One Place
If you are like most people, you probably have many choices when it comes to your weekly staples. You can get everything in the same store, but to save cash it might be worth your while to buy the sale items from different retailers. Flipp makes it easy by putting all the flyers together in a single app, so you know where to go for the best price on spinach and cat food.
4. Keep an Up-to-Date Shopping List
In a busy household, it is easy to lose track of what you need and what your partner already bought. You may pick up an item and then discover a new box is already sitting in your cupboard. This can lead to food waste and drain your budget. But with apps like Out of Milk, the successor to now-defunct app Retale, you can keep track of what you need — and what you don’t.
Shopping is always going to be a part of your life, but it doesn’t have to be an expensive one. By using apps designed to help you save money, you can keep your budget on track while keeping your fridge stocked for you and your family.