Happy Friday! I hope you’re enjoying this wonderful month of October and all the fun things it brings, it’s such a fun time of the year! It’s the beginning of Fall baking, crafts, and decorating. If you need some craft ideas check out my Big List of Fun Halloween Crafts and Projects or play a fun game with your neighbor with these BOO Your Neighbor Printables.
I know the holiday season is a busy time of year and our time is valuable! I’m sure you would love to save time shopping and money too! So here are 20 FREE apps that can be used on your Apple or Android, to hopefully make your holiday season easier this year. Just download the app and start saving time at the grocery store, at the mall looking for a particular gift, dining out and even finding low gas prices!
I hope you enjoy them and find them useful. I would love to hear which ones you use and what you thought about it and how it helped you.
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Build A List, Pair With Coupons :: — USE: Grocer iQ (Apple and Android friendly)
Create a grocery list by selecting from products or scan them and create a gorcery list. Grocery iQ will show you if there’s a coupon to print or load onto your grocery savings card.
Decide Where To Shop Based On Best Sales :: — USE Grocery Pal (Apple friendly)
Grocery Pal access’ supermarkets and retailers for sales. Enter your item at your chosen store and the app will let you know if it’s cheaper somewhere else.
Get Cash Back For Shopping :: — USE ibotta (Apple and Android friendly)
Pick an offer and complete the tasks, such as reply to a poll, watch a video, answer a trivia question. After buying the item, submit your proof of purchase and the money is deposited immediately into your ibotta account.
Comparison-Shop For Value, Not Just Price :: — USE Apples2Oranges (Apple friendly)
Input the price and unit measure (pounds, etc.) for an item and the app will calculate the actual cost per unit, to let you know if buying in bulk is cheaper.
Ditch Your Loyalty Cards :: — USE CardStar (Apple and Android friendly)
Load your loyalty cards bar codes into this app and scan your phone at checkout instead of the card! You never have to go on a hunt for those cards again. The app also notifies you of any specials at stores.
Do Nothing, Get Paid :: — USE Checkpoints (Apple and Android friendly)
Simply open this app when you’re in the store and you’ll earn points just for checking in. Scan featured products to earn more. You can redeem your points for Amazon cards or other rewards.
Find Out If It Pays To Wait :: — USE Decide (Apple friendly)
Scan a products bar code and this app will analyze its price history and volatility, and availability. It will also let you know to buy the product now or wait for a price drop. Paid membership is required, $5/$3. If the advice proves wrong, Decide will refund you the difference.
Comparison-Shop With A Simple Swipe :: — USE RedLaser (Apple and Android friendly)
By scanning the bar code of an item, the App will let you know where you can find for the best price. (in-store or online) and if a deal is available.
Get Coupon Alerts :: — USE RetailMeNot (Apple and Android friendly)
This App gives you coupon codes for thousands of retailers; cashiers can scan them straight from your phone. Your phone will alert you when you get near a store that has a sale or a coupon available.
Pick Up Gourmet Grub At Fast-Food Prices :: Use Scoutmob (Apple and Android friendly)
This App will let you know where you can find deep discounts at independent restaurants, bars and cafes nearby. It’s only available in 13 US cities.
Grab A Last-Minute Cocktail On The Cheap :: — USE Happy Hours (Apple and Android friendly)
This App tells you where the food and drink specials are at more than 35,000 restaurants and bars in about 100 US cities.
Pay Less-or Nothing for Kids’ Meals :: — USE KidsMealDeals (Apple and Android friendly)
Find child-related restaurant deals.
Find A Deal At A Chain Restaurant :: — USE Dining Deals (Apple and Android friendly)
This App Dining Deals will find deals at participating restaurants nationwide, including Olive Garden, McDonald’s, TGI Friday’s, Outback Steakhouse.
Do Nothing, Get Paid :: — USE Foursquare (Apple and Android friendly)
Check in every time you’re at your favorite stores and you will receive perks like discounts and free appetizers.
Find Lower Priced Meds :: — USE GoodRx (Apple and Android friendly)
Enter your medicines and this App will tell you where to get them for the lowest price and will also let you know if there’s a coupon available. If that weren’t enough, you can also set up reminders when to refill.
Access The Internet Free :: — USE Wi-Fi Finder (Apple friendly)
Internet on the go. Search hot spots that offer free Wi-Fi service and it also give you directions.
Get A Good Price On Gas :: — USE GasBuddy (Apple and Android friendly)
Find the cheapest gas prices in town with this app of 27 million members who update GasBuddy with local prices at the pump.
Find Garage Sales Without Spending An Afternoon or A Tank of Gas :: — USE C.Mobile Craigslist Client (Apple and Android friendly)
Find sales at your finger tips with this App, complete with directions!
Do Nothing, Get Paid :: — USE Shopkick (Apple and Android friendly)
Enter one of the 7,000 participating stores (like Target) and just open your phone and you’ll automatically be awarded free “kicks.” Kicks can be redeemed for free stuff and rewards such as Starbucks coffee and movie passes.
Book A Hotel Room For This Evening :: — USE HotelTonight (Apple and Android friendly)
Check this App at noon for discounts of up to 70 percent on hotels in 54 US locations, and in Canada, Mexico and Europe. Enter the name of your destination and HotelTonight returns with a list of discounted available rooms, with photos and amenities.
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