The Holidays are all into the brink of our eyes but we all know that holidays means more spending. We all love money and would always want to save a couple dollars here and there…
You have figured that there are thousands of ways to save money but think that you’ll have way too many hassles to take care of. Well, I must say that you are wrong, and it is a good thing that you’re wrong.
Since, the world took off with technology we have so many resources to look upon and make your lives better.
In this short article I will pin point some of best ways to save money and basically make you happy.
Saving Money Tip #1 Shop Online.
Shopping online will save time and money for the same product you will be buying in your local stores. Millions do not realize that shopping online is one of the best and the simplest ways to save money. Especially, during the holidays I believe you should be shopping online because the deals you will get are amazing. Another great thing about shopping online is that you will be able to search multiple different online stores in minutes and get the best deal.
I have heard the question on why shopping online is typically cheaper than buying anything off the stores and with a bit of research and common sense, I conclude that it is due to the low cost of maintenance. Think about it if a store does not have much employees to pay, the cost of his/her product will go down.
Please choose the stores wisely.
Saving Money Tip #2 Make use of your Smartphone Apps.
According to studies done by different agencies smartphones are owned by more than 61 percent Americans but most of them do not take advantages of the things that your smartphone offers. A simple app can save you thousands of dollars each year, but most people do know about it or simply ignore them.
Now, I don’t know why someone would reject free money but that’s what I have been seeing. There are so many apps you can use to save money to get coupons and discounts both online and offline. Now I don’t want to list all the apps that help you save money online, and bore you but I do have few apps that are excellent and will help you save massively.
Many of you might have heard about it but I assume most have never heard of this app. Established in 2010, Retailmenot has quickly become my favorite app to help me save the most. This app basically shows you all the deals that are running in about 5,000,000 stores online and offline and show you the coupon codes or anything related with that offer.
RetailMeNot has almost all the major stores coupons in their database and you will find a deal 95 percent of the time. Some of the stores include Best Buy, American Eagles, Hollister, Finish Line, Macy’s, Jc Penny and almost all other stores you can think of.
All you have to do to save money through RetailMeNot app is to show the deal on your phone screen, or if you are shopping online use the coupon code RetailMeNot provides before checking out. Also, it makes it very easy to have all the coupons in one device, not having to carry papers and other stuff all around places.
I would definitely download RetailMeNot if I were you and remember that it can be used all year long, not just the holidays.
Unlike RetailMeNot, RedLaser is not a coupon related app but does help you save money. RedLaser is a free app, that lets you scan, save all your loyalty cards in one place and compare the prices in thousands of stores locally and online. RedLaser stores all your loyalty cards in one place so you won’t have to carry them everywhere, or it is very handy when you forget a card. While shopping locally RedLaser lets you easily to search stores near you and shows you the deals that are running through. It also mentions if there is a store with better price nearby. Full RedLaser features are below.
✓ Scan all major retail barcodes (including UPC, EAN, UPC-E, and EAN-8) and QR codes.
✓ Search for prices from thousands of online retailers for millions of products.
✓ Search hundreds of local retailers to compare prices, find the nearest locations, and even check out books at the library.
✓ Buy on the go, right from your phone. Have items shipped to your home or pick up in-store from select local retailers.
✓ Get product descriptions, reviews, and nutritional information to help you make the right decision.
✓ Find deals and coupons from many merchants. You can view top deals of the day or browse deals by store.
✓ View popular products scanned by other RedLaser users.
✓ Create personalized QR codes with your info, contacts, website’s URL, location and more with our powerful QR code engine.
✓ Create shopping, wish, and gift lists to share with friends and family. Also great for archiving your book, CD, DVD, and even your wine collection!
✓ Keyword, Voice, and Image recognition search to find the best deal, even when you don’t have a barcode handy.
These features must have surely convinced you to start using RedLaser.
I will keep adding to this list as newer and better apps come out. I am an avid user of apps and love saving money so I thought about creating an article to help you all save too. Hey, but don’t be so addicted to shopping or you’ll end up being a SHOPAHOLIC!