Smartphones make life easier. They help us stay in touch and capture special moments, but they offer so much more. You can use your smartphone to save more money on everyday purchases.
Here are 3 Ways to Save Money using your Smartphone:
- Comparison shop online to get a lower price – Some retailers will price match the same item from another store. So use your smartphone to compare prices online. If you find it for less, check with the retailer about price matching it. Some stores will even price match their own online sales prices.
- Use an app – You can score freebies and money saving coupons using the store’s app. Some retailers even give you a free offer just for installing their app. Shop at Target? Check out Target’s cartwheel app. Shop at Whole Foods? They have a Whole Foods Market app, which gives you digital coupons to help you “save big.” Find out what type of apps your favorite retailers’ offer you to save more money.
- Use online coupons – This is so quick and easy to do (just type the store’s name and the word “coupon” in your favorite search engine). Depending on what you’re buying, an online coupon that saves you an extra 20% or 40% off could be a click away. To apply your savings, the store usually scans the bar code on your phone or keys in a special promo code. This is a great way to save you some serious cash. Some popular websites for online coupons are RetailMeNot, CouponSherpa and Coupons.
- Bonus: Use Your Calculator – Trying to decide if family size is really the best value? Your smartphone’s calculator can really come in handy to find the lowest price. You’d probably be surprised to see how often bigger doesn’t equal cheaper, when you do the math.
Shop smarter and save. Happy Shopping to you!