In our current economic times, everyone is looking to save a few bucks on items and services that they use everyday. Usually, at times like these, people look to good old fashioned coupon clipping and bargain hunting, but today’s technology makes these old practices even easier with great new mobile apps. In fact, if you’re looking to start saving some money on everyday items at the grocery store and gas pump, here area a few mobile apps available on the Android platform that will help you find the best deals.
1) Shop Savvy
Ever been at the grocery store hoping that a certain item was on sale? Use ShopSavvy to snap a picture of the barcode and the app will look for deals on the item at thousands of retailers across the country, giving you local results. If your product is cheaper somewhere else, you’ve just saved some cash.
2) Coupon Sherpa
Here’s a solution for anyone who wants to clip coupons but doesn’t have time to look through all the fliers and mailers. This app let’s you browse coupons in your local area and gives them to you right on your mobile phone. You don’t even need to print anything out. Just show the cashier the coupon on your phone and they can scan it from there.
Like Coupon Sherpa, MobiQpons lets you search for local coupon deals right from your mobile phone. Search for deals at grocery stores, mechanics, electronics stores, and more.
If you commute to work, gas is probably one of your biggest monthly expenses. You can always find out where the cheapest gas is with GasBuddy, an app that uses your GPS to locate the gas prices in your area and let’s you compare for maximum savings. Always pay the lowest price for gas and cut down your monthly expenses dramatically.
Groupon is the most popular collective buying website on the Internet, and thousands of people save 50-90% off items and services they use all the time just by signing up and getting daily deal emails. Well, now you can leverage the power of Groupon from your phone, too. Use this app to check on the status of deals you are trying to take advantage of and to check daily deals in your area. When you opt in for a deal, you can save a ton of cash.
If you travel a lot, KAYAK can really save you some money. This app allows you to search for the best deals on flights, hotels, car rentals, and more right from your mobile phone. Once you’ve made reservations, KAYAK also lets you check status and flight information.
Today, saving money is as easy as downloading some of these low-cost or free apps, and you don’t have to spend hours pouring over the Sunday paper or driving around town to find the best deals.
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