According to data released by Apple, there are 1.3 million apps available for the iPhone. I'm sure that the Android folks would have similar numbers to share.
We all have our favorites.
From gaming to social media to health and fitness to productivity, many people have spent many hours thinking about how to make life easier or more entertaining when using our various devices.
For me, there are five apps that I use for finding a good deal.
Here are my favorite 5.
This is a clearinghouse of coupon and promo codes for thousands of retailers. When you have your location services activated, it will give you a pop-up of retailers offering sales and other incentives. And at home, in the desktop option, you can copy and paste the promo codes into your online retailer's checkout.
This is a great way to try something new, whether it's a new restaurant or a new experience, like skydiving. I have had success with their goods as well. Look up what Groupons may be available in cities where you can have a weekend getaway. If you're exploring a new area, you may discover a new favorite.
We enjoy going to the theatre, but it can be cost prohibitive. We use Goldstar to purchase tickets for theatre, concerts, and even tours in new cities (Groupon may also offer this.) Goldstar is a nationwide service that offers discounted tickets to events in more than thirty cities and neighborhoods across the country. There are no printed tickets; you pick up your tickets at Will Call. We have used this service for theatre events, a speaker series, concerts and tours. We have never been disappointed. They also have a desktop site.
We love our weekends away, but we really love saving money. Priceline helps us do both. With this app, we can search the area, or cities around the world and find great deals. Express Deals, I have found, are as good as the ones on which I previously would have bid. Know what star level you're looking for and give it a try. They also have a desktop site.
The scan feature of the Amazon app has saved me hundreds. If I see a product in Barnes and Noble or Costco or at any other retailer, I can scan the bar code with my app and see what it costs via Amazon. Often times, I can find the same product at a lower price point, and with Prime, my two-day shipping is free.
Those are my favorite five.
Do you use any of these? What apps do you use to save money?