27 Free Apps That Will Save You So Much Money
*the sound of coins falling into your bank account*
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).
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.
And if you really want to make your data last longer, check out Onavo Extend.
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.
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.
You'll find hundreds of offers (across all the different departments — from clothing to groceries). Find a sports bra that you want to buy? Scan the barcode, and the app will tell you if there's an available coupon for it!
To find deals at your other favorite stores, check out ShopSavvy.
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.
Even if you don't own a Kindle, it's worth getting the app: There are hundreds of books you can download for free, so between the books you find there and those you can find at your local library, you should be able to put together quite a reading list without spending a cent.
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!