Apps That Can Save You Time and Money
Submitted by S. F. Ehrlich Associates, Inc. on May 14th, 2018
May 15, 2018
Here are a few of the apps highlighted by MONEY Magazine1 that may help make life a little easier (and less costly) to navigate:
- Amazon: The app allows you to see prices and product information, user reviews, and side-by-side product comparisons.
- RetailMeNot: Promotional codes, coupons, and other discounts at 50,000+ restaurants and major retailers.
- ShopSavvy: Allows you to inspect merchandise in the store and scan the barcode to compare prices from dozens of online competitors and local stores.
- Paribus: “…tracks items you have purchased online but automatically requests refunds if the price drops.” No cost for the service, “but Paribus takes a 25% cut of the refunds it receives.”
- Walmart: “Simply scan (Walmart) store receipts, and the Savings Catcher feature checks whether competitors off lower prices. If they do, you’ll get the difference refunded to you in the form of Walmart credit.”
- Google Translate: “You can write or even speak words and phrases that the app then translates into more than 100 languages. It even works offline…for more than 52 languages. Bonus: You can take photos with your phone’s camera to translate signs and menu options…”
- Mint: “Mint allows you to see exactly where your money goes when you link your banking and credit card accounts to it.”
- Zillow Real Estate: “See the site’s Zestimate of a home’s worth, check out the listing history, and view photos and, in some cases, a video tour.”
- Houzz: “Rather than sift through piles of magazines and books for creative inspiration, check out Houzz to search millions of photos from product manufacturers and designers… You click on a photo to see a product’s cost, and you may be able to purchase it directly through the app.”
1 Leonhardt, Megan, et al. “36 Apps That Will Save You Money.” Money, May 2017.
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