By: Vince Kattoula
Mobile apps are a great way to help you relax after a long day. With all the games and media apps out there, it can be easy to get distracted and end up spending countless hours wasting time. But apps don’t always have to be time-wasters. They can help you be more productive throughout the day, and some even save you money.
Here are a few of those money-saving apps.
With Mint, users can manage their money and keep track of their finances with ease by bringing together their bank accounts, credit cards, bills, and other investments. By seeing everything in one place, you can save time and money since there’s no need to log into multiple apps or websites. The app offers tips to save money, pay off debt, grow your credit score, and ways to better manage your budget. And, best of all, it’s free.
RetailMeNot is an award-winning mobile app that helps people save money while shopping and eating out. With deals from over 50,000 retailers and food offers from thousands of local and national restaurants, this app offers tons of ways to save. A savings map with all the offers near your location alerts users about nearby deals.
Ibotta helps people save money in a different way. Instead of hunting down promo codes, clipping coupons, and screenshotting barcodes, Ibotta helps you earn cash back on the brands you love. How it works is simple. Users unlock savings when they shop then submit their receipt or link their loyalty card to verify their purchase. After that, they can cash out using PayPal, Venmo, or a gift card. According to Ibotta, they’ve helped users save over $150,000,000 since their launch in 2011.
With a community of 60 million users who provide information about gas prices, this app helps people find the cheapest gas near their location. These stations can be found by distance or price, and users earn points and achievements for reporting gas prices. Furthermore, users can enter to win $100 in free gas every day! As if saving you money wasn’t enough.
Driving around the city looking for parking sucks. What sucks even more is the fact that some of these lots charge an arm and a leg just to park your car. BestParking is a great app to avoid this since it finds the cheapest and most convenient parking facilities in 105 cities and 115 throughout North America. BestParking is so confident that they have the most accurate data out of any parking app out there that they offer a $5 Starbucks eGift to any user who reports inaccurate information. The app boast more than 2 million downloads and 1 million monthly users.
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