6 apps to save you money during the holidays
Imagine saving hundreds of dollars on your holiday shopping without spending hours clipping coupons or hunting for deals. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not. With the right tools and strategies, you can slash your shopping expenses and still get everything on your wish list.
I’ll show you six amazing tools that will help you save money and time when you shop online or in-store.
Plus, I’ll share a bonus tip on how to get the best prices and discounts on everything from electronics to clothing. Ready to start saving? Let’s dive in.
1. Retailer apps, and manufacturer sites
Downloading big retailer apps can lead to more savings not found in the store or online. From From Target and Walmart to your local drugstore, many offer secret app-only savings and offers.
2. Cash-back shopping apps
Cashback shopping apps like Rakuten let you earn cash back when shopping online. There are 3,500 retailers participating in the savings, according to Rakuten.
How it works is simple. Register for free online, then use their app or website while shopping at retailers that offer a commission for sending you to their shopping site.
Rakuten shares a portion of the commission it earns with you, and once you earn enough cash-back savings, you can pick to receive a check, get it paid to your PayPal account, or through the American Express rewards program.
I’ve mentioned this app before. Ibotta is an app that you use for couponing and gives you cash back on items you’re already purchasing at your favorite stores, including grocery stores, food delivery, movie and concert tickets, and more.
Some of the most popular retailers you can find deals with through Ibotta are CVS, Walgreens, Target, Lowe’s, Petco, Domino’s Pizza, REI and over 1,500 brands and retailers.
If you scroll to the bottom of the app, you’ll see a Special Deals section with Freebies, which has all the free and buy one, get one free offers in one place.
4. Automatic coupon code apps
6. Buy discounted gift cards
You can buy discounted gift cards from sites/apps like these or sell unwanted gift cards for cash. I also recommend that you check the balance and expiration date of your gift cards before using them and use them as soon as possible to avoid losing them or forgetting about them.
Kurt’s key takeaways
You’ve just learned about six amazing tools that can help you save money and time on your holiday shopping. Whether you’re looking for cash back, coupons, discounts, or price comparisons, these tools have you covered. And don’t forget the bonus tip: always check the price history of the items you want to buy, and use price alerts to get notified when they go on sale. With these tools and strategies, you can enjoy your holiday shopping without breaking the bank.
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