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27 Free Apps That Will Save You So Much Money

*the sound of coins falling into your bank account*

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5. Goodbudget

Saving up to buy a new couch with your roommates? Setting aside money to go on vacation with your husband? This app allows you to sync budget reports across multiple devices (and on the web) so you can save money as a group.

Download here.

6. BestParking

Finding parking in the city can be pricey: Check out all of your options using BestParking before pulling into a lot. Would you rather park directly across the street from the theater or walk a few blocks for 10 bucks less? It's up to you.

Download here.

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7. Santa's Bag

Keep track of your gift spending (for Christmas, birthdays, or any other occasion).It's easy to go overboard when you're caught up in the holiday spirit: This app will help keep your spending in check by setting a budget for each person on your list (and then keeping track of how much you've spent on that person so far).

Download here.

9. Wi-Fi Finder

Tend to run out of data on your cell-phone plan? Use Wi-Fi Finder to find locations where you can use Wi-Fi for free. It works worldwide, so be sure to download it before your next trip to avoid being charged pricey roaming fees.

Download here.

And if you really want to make your data last longer, check out Onavo Extend.

10. Coupon Sherpa and SnipSnap

Whenever you're waiting to check out at a store, open up Coupon Sherpa and check to see if you can save a few dollars. The person working at the register just scans in the coupon codes from your phone.

Download here.

If you're a fan of old-fashioned paper coupons, use SnipSnap to scan, save, and redeem the ones you find in magazines (or newspapers) — that way you don't have to lug around an envelope of clippings; you simply pull out your phone.

Download here.

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12. Ibotta

Complete a few simple tasks to get cash back rewards using Ibotta. How? Let's say you want to get a rebate on a container of ice cream: You may have to "learn a fact" about that particular brand of ice cream or take a poll about it. After you complete the task, you'll learn how to redeem your cash reward.

Some of the stores you'll be able to get rewards at include: Sephora, Target, Costco, Kohls, and Walgreens.

Download here.

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19. Hotel Tonight

Get last-minute discounts on top-rated hotels using Hotel Tonight. You can only book a week in advance, so it's not the best option for a long-planned family vacation...but for a fun, spur-of-the-moment getaway? Perfect.

Download here.

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22. Roomer

Your daughter is throwing up everywhere and suddenly going on vacation is no longer an option: What do you do about your hotel room? Get rid of it using Roomer. Use the app to list your room and wait to hear from someone who wants to take over your reservation — you won't lose your money on cancellation fees!

Download here.

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