You’re heading to the mall. You have your comfortable shoes, water, snacks, a shopping list and your smartphone. But did you forget something? In addition to all those essentials, a couple of shopping apps can help you get the best prices possible, donate to charity, save for college, earn loyalty points and research products, all with the swipe of a finger. Here are the best money-saving apps:
Best Shopping Apps
If you like to do good and save money, install the Goodshop app. Goodshop finds you deals and offers as you shop, and in many cases, donates a portion of your purchase to your favorite charity at no cost to you.
11mm deal seekers can’t be wrong! Visit the Front Page on the Slickdeals app for the best deals out there, or search for available savings by category or retailer. Have your eye on something pricey? Set a deal alert so you’ll know when it goes on sale.
Save on everything from apparel to movies with the GiftCardGranny app. Before checking out, check this app to see if there are discounted digital gift cards available that you can use at the register. The average savings is 2-30% off!
Swoup helps you save on all your essentials, and then moves that money into the savings vehicles of your choice, like loans or your child’s 529. You can even elect to donate to a cause.
Loyalty cards are a great way to save money and earn rewards, but who wants to carry all those little pieces of plastic? Stocard will store the data of all of your loyalty cards so all you need is your smartphone. At checkout, open the app and show the store’s barcode to the cashier, or scan it if you’re in a self-checkout aisle.
Avoid buyers’ remorse by using Shopsavvy, a barcode-scanning app that compares prices at nearby retailers, as well as online. There are also product reviews and price histories so you can make a well-informed purchase.