Technology has made couponing easier, but it can be intimidating for those just jumping on the smartphone bandwagon. If you’re new to this high-tech world of smart phones, downloading apps, and mobile coupons then it’s time to take the plunge and start saving with your cellphone!
First, do you have an Android or iPhone? Do you know how much data you have available each month? Do you have unlimited texting as part of your cellphone plan? Make sure you are familiar with your plan before you start downloading apps and signing up for text alerts.
If you have an iPhone you can download these apps from the App store directly on your phone or through iTunes store on your computer. If you have a Android phone, head to the Marketplace for the download.
Tip: Turn your cellphone to Wi-Fi mode when you’re home browsing the web, checking emails or browsing through your apps. Save your data for when you’re on the go.
15 Best Money-Saving Apps
:: Keyring – Scan and save all of your loyalty cards in your phone. Never carry plastic or paper loyalty, membership, library cards or coupons again! This is the app I use.
:: Cardstar – Move your plastic loyalty cards, reward cards and membership cards to your phone. Alternative to Keyring App.
:: RedLaser – Barcode Scanner, Deal Finder & QR Code Reader
:: Barcode Reader – Lowest prices at your fingertips! Take a photo of any printed barcode, and Barcode Reader will show you the lowest possible prices in local (US only) and online stores.