Today’s money-conscious consumer looks a lot different than he did twenty, or even ten years ago. It used to be that in order to find the best deals, people looked in newspapers for sales; bought coupon books; and even drove all the way to the store—yes the physical building—to pilfer through items to find the best deals.
But those days are quickly coming to an end. It’s not because we’re getting lazier… Okay, it’s not entirely because we’re getting lazier; mainly it’s due to the huge advances in technology as of late, and in particular, the mighty App.
The App (or “application” for you people still looking in coupon books) has revolutionized the way we shop, save money, and find deals. We no longer have to go from store to store, or even from Website to Website, to find out which business will give it to us for less; there’s an app for that.
And now that there are all these apps that will consolidate deals for you, we thought we’d publish a post to consolidate apps for you. So here you have it: Our five favorite, free apps (good for all device types) that will help you save money. Enjoy!
ShopSavvy: “Find the right product at the best price! Now the fastest, most accurate and most comprehensive scanner around. It won’t find everything in the world, but it is close. Now you can be savvy when you shop!”
GeoQpons: “The GeoQpons app empowers consumers to save significant dollars at their favorite local and national retailers and contains more offers than any other mobile coupon application today…”
ZipList: “Create and manage your grocery shopping list, find and save your favorite recipes from across the web, get great savings and share with your entire family – for free!”
UrbanSpoon: “Urbanspoon’s mobile apps are a kind of restaurant slot machine. Just hit the Shake button (or shake the phone) and the wheels will spin, until they settle on a good nearby restaurant. You can also lock down the neighborhood, cuisine and/or price range to narrow the results.”
PageOnce: “Rather than providing its own set of services, PageOnce Personal Assistant aggregates your online accounts and feeds them to your [device] in one handy, streamlined interface”… “You can automatically track your money and pay all your bills in this one app.”
Do you have any favorite money-saving apps? Share them below!
Images From: ShopSavvy.mobi, GeoQpons.com, Get.Ziplist.com, UrbanSpoon.com, PageOnce.com
Sources: ShopSavvy.mobi, GeoQpons.com, Get.Ziplist.com, UrbanSpoon.com, PCWorld.com, PageOnce.com, MangoMoney.com