Apps That Can Save You MoneySubmitted by S. F. Ehrlich Associates, Inc. on May 15th, 2017
May 15, 2017
If you have a smartphone, you’ve probably used it for all the obvious tasks: phone calls, text messaging, e-mail, FaceTime, directions while driving (or walking), etc. In addition, the reporters at MONEY Magazine have identified their top apps1 to save you money while shopping. Click to read more.
Flipp: “The app covers weekly ads from some 800 retailers, including supermarkets, dollar stores, pharmacies, and big retailers such as Target and Walmart. If you add your loyalty program numbers, some discounts will automatically be applied when your loyalty card is scanned at checkout, without any physical coupons.”
Amazon: “You can see prices and product information for items you scan, take a photo of, or say out loud to your phone. In a store or on the go, you can access Amazon’s massive volume of user review and side-by-side product comparisons.”
RetailMeNot: “Smart shoppers consider the list price merely a starting point that they’ll inevitably be able to beat with a few clicks of a mouse or swipes of a smartphone. The RetailMeNot app is a must-have for savings, with promotional codes, coupons, and other discounts at 50,000-plus restaurants and major retailers, and deals for physical stores and online purchases alike.”
Paribus: “Many stores offer refunds if the price of an item drops soon after you purchase it. But no one wants to keep shopping around after buying something, so many potential refunds go unredeemed. Enter Paribus, which not only tracks items you have purchased online but automatically requests refunds if the price drops. Customers don’t pay for the service, but Paribus takes a 25% cut of the refunds it retrieves.”
Walmart App: “Simply scan store receipts, and the Savings Catcher feature checks whether competitors offer lower prices. If they do, you’ll see the difference refunded to you in the form of Walmart credit.”
1 Leonhardt, Megan, et al. “36 Apps That Will Save You Money.” Money, 30 Mar. 2017.