4 Great Ways to Save Money with Smartphone Apps

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apps for save moneyUsing certain apps can help you get more value for your money.

Apple could not have said it better when it claimed that there is an app for everything. At the moment, there are a multitude of apps for work and entertainment, and everything else in between. There are apps that can help you stay connected with family and friends (even if they live half way around the world), improve your productivity, and keep you fit. And the list goes on and on. In addition, there are apps that were designed to help users save money. Does it get any better than that?

Yes, there are apps that can help you shop on a budget and manage your finances more effectively. Here are some of the best apps that can help you achieve this goal.

Shopkick

By using this app, you will never miss deals and exclusive rewards at your favorite stores ever again! With Shopkick, you can discover deals before you shop. It also allows you to earn points by simply walking into a participating store, scanning products and making a purchase. These points can then be redeemed for gift cards at partner stores.

Red Laser

You can easily find retailers that offer the lowest prices by scanning the bar code of any item in the store. This can help you show proof that another retailer is offering the same product for a lower price and increase your chances of getting the manager to match it. That would mean instant savings for you!

Eyeona

Buying a product and knowing that it went on sale the day after you bought it can be annoying, to say the least. Thankfully, with the help of this app, this can now be a thing of the past. All you have to do is take a picture of your receipt using your smartphone after purchasing an item. The app will store the data and will let you know when the item goes on sale in the immediate future. Some stores allow a 15 to 30 day window for price adjustments so you can simply head back to the store where you bought the item and be credited for the price difference.

Ibotta

You can earn money for shopping and doing simple tasks. Simply install this app, check the offers in the product gallery and choose items that interest you. Real money will be credited to your account once you complete simple tasks such as sharing on Facebook, watching a video or taking a poll. So, go shopping online or at supported stores, verify your purchases and get your cash back reward two days after shopping at supported stores or within two weeks after shopping online.