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8 Savings Apps to Help You Save your Money

Posted by MoneyKey on May 24, 2019
Saving Apps can help you save money

Scoring the best deal on any given item may feel like a lot work. You need to diligently scour fliers, constantly check back in with your favorite stores, and know where to look for these sales in the first place. While this may sound like more effort than it’s worth, there are plenty of tools out there that can help to ease the normally time-consuming process of bargain hunting. These savings apps can help you take advantage of price reductions and help to remove some of the guesswork involved in rooting out the best deals around. So next time you go shopping, try using one of these savings apps to help get you the best deal possible. 

1. Paribus

Whether you’re looking to buy a new microwave or searching for cheap airfare, it can be tough to nail down the best price when retailers are constantly changing prices to account for market and consumer behavior. This means that the cheap price you saw for a fridge one night might have shot back up to it’s normal price by the next day. As much as you may want to search endlessly for the best possible price on whatever you’re looking for, if you wait too long you might be missing out on a great deal that’ll be gone before you know it.

Paribus can help you with this problem. It will link up to your email, track the confirmation emails you get when you make a purchase online, track the price adjustments that retailers make on the items you’ve purchased, and when a price drops they try to get credit or a refund from the retailer on your behalf.

2. Basket

Fruits at a grocery store - you can save on groceries with grocery saving apps

Even when you’re vigilant, it can be tough to constantly compare the prices at different grocery stores when they change their sales every week, and sometimes don’t even advertise all their sales in the first place. You may not have the time to drive from store to store looking for the best deals, but thankfully with Basket you don’t need to. All you need to do is input your grocery list into the app, and it’ll help you find the cheapest options nearby. You can also help out other people using this savings app by marking down the best deals, and making a list of these products and what stores to find them at.

If you struggle to reign in your spending on your grocery trips, take a look at these tips to help you save at the grocery store.

3. Flipp

A store circular is likely going to be one of your first stops when you’re looking for deals on groceries, but if you don’t want to clutter up your home with stacks upon stacks of ads, Flipp can simplify this process and maximize your savings. This savings app will compile coupons and circulars for the week, and help you easily find the best prices at nearby stores. It makes the browsing process simple by sorting items into categorizing and allowing you to sort by price. If you don’t care about sticking to a particular brand, this system makes it easy to find whatever you’re looking for at the lowest price.

Next time your putting together a grocery list for your healthy budget meal plan, take a look at one of these grocery savings apps to see what deals are on!

4. Coupon Sherpa

Attention Final Offer - Savings apps can help you organize your coupons

If you’ve ever stumbled on an amazing coupon only to misplace it and lose out on great savings, Coupon Sherpa is there to help. You can search for coupons by store or category, or browse the homepage for the best deals available. You’ll also be alerted when a new deal is on at a nearby store. Even if you find a great coupon for a deal at a store that isn’t nearby, you can take advantage of price matching at stores like Walmart to still capitalize on these deals. If you’re looking to take your couponing game to the next level, this is the savings app for you.

5. Honey

When you’re shopping online and on the checkout page, there’ll usually be a field for you to input a coupon code. These codes act just as normal coupons do, giving the shopper some sort of discount on their purchase. But you can spend plenty of time searching the web for coupon codes without finding any that are still working. The Honey browser extension takes the time and guesswork out of the equation for you. All you need to do is download the browser extension and it will comb the internet for coupons with the retailers you’re shopping at. It’ll then automatically apply the coupons to your purchase when you’re checking out.

6. Shop It To Me

Save on Designer clothes with Shop It To Me app

When you’re on a tight budget, shopping for designer clothes may be a luxury you can’t afford. But if you’ve been saving your money with an eye on your favourite brand, knowing when and where to look for deals on designer items is key if you want to get the best deal possible.

With Shop It To Me, you’ll get notified right when stores first put your favorite items on sale in your size. All you need to do is pick your favorite brands, stores, and tell them your sizes, and send you a list of sales that are personalized to your tastes.

If you enjoy the process of hopping from thrift store to thrift to hunt down the best deals you can find, take a look at these tips to help you get the most out of your trip to the thrift store.

7. CamelCamelCamel.com

It makes sense that Amazon is many people’s first stop for online shopping – it feels like they have nearly every product under the sun. Like other online marketplaces, they switch up their prices during the day, week, and month to try to increase their profits.

CamelCamelCamel is a free price-tracking site designed to keep track of millions of items specifically on Amazon, and lets you know when prices on specific items go down. It’ll tell you when you’ll see the lowest, highest, and average prices on the items you’re looking for to help you time your purchases for the optimal moment. If the price of an item spikes, it’ll send you an alert so you know when the price drops again. This way, you don’t have to worry about constantly monitoring these prices. If you download the Camelizer browser extension, you can see the historical price of the item you’re looking at while you’re on the product page.

8. BillFixers.com

Dollar Bills - BillFixer Negotiates on your behalf and help you save on your bills

No matter how closely you keep an eye on your budget, you’ll always be looking for ways to cut back on your spending. Even when you do your research and look for the best deals available, your monthly bills may seem like an area with limited wiggle room. And even if there’s room to negotiate a better price, who has the time to call all of their service providers and argue all day over the price of their bills?

Billfixers takes the hassle of negotiating out of your hands. They reach out to your service providers on your behalf and work to negotiate better rates for you. The best part is that if they aren’t able to save you any money, you don’t get charged a penny. If they do, you split half of the savings they negotiate for you for the first year while you pocket the rest.

If you’re looking for more ways to save on your monthly expenses, take a look at these simple money saving tips to help you save each month.

Try one of these savings apps before your next shopping trip

Whether you’re shopping for groceries, clothes, or looking to reduce the cost of your bills, you’re always on the prowl for a good deal – especially when you’re living on a tight budget. But the process of bargain hunting can be more work than most people are willing to put in. With the savings apps we’ve listed, you won’t need to spend hours a week searching for the best possible deals on your normal expenses. So before you head out on your next shopping trip, consult this list to see if you can save some money!

Do you have any savings apps you swear by? Share below!

 

Disclaimer: This article provides general information only and does not constitute financial, legal or other professional advice. For full details, see MoneyKey's Terms of Use.

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