Monday, December 7, 2015
3 Apps I Use to Save Me Money at Christmas
If you know me, you know I'm a frugal (my brother says this is a nice way of saying cheap) spender when it comes to money. I like the high quality name brand just as much as the next person, I just don't like to pay for it.
Particularly at Christmas time, I always want to get the perfect gift, but I have a budget in mind for each person on my list meaning I can't always get them the best gift ever. Unless I find a way to save on it.
I use a multitude of apps to save money throughout the year, but this season there are 3 that I've used most often to save money on Christmas gifts and I think you would find them handy as well.
I use eBates every time I purchase something online. It's a cash back program that earns you a percentage of the money you're spending back each time you make a purchase through your account. It's simple, you log in, search for the store you are wanting to shop from through their search engine and then make your purchase! Stores have anywhere from 2%-10% cash back most days of the week.
You don't have to put in a code or do anything "hard" or "time consuming" to make your money back so don't worry about that! Just create an account and start saving. You can see in the upper right hand of this image that I've almost earned another $20 since starting my holiday shopping.
I love this app! Any time I find myself waiting in line at a store to check out, I pull this up so that I can save an extra buck or two on my purchase. I'm a big couponer in regards to groceries so anytime I can get a $10 off a $25 purchase from JCPenney or 20% off at Kohl's on this app, I get excited.
If you create an account, you can upload coupons you find to share with others, but you can use the app regardless of whether or not you have one.
I would say about 85% of my Christmas shopping was done on this app (the shopping that didn't benefit a small business/entrepreneur). It is so nice to shop put things in my cart and have them sent to my house. Items like Little Tykes, Saucony, Stride Rite, and other brands run weekly deals on this site and you can find items for a significant percentage off.
If you create an account using my link you get a discount on your first purchase. Then share your link with friends/family and earn some free money for yourself!
Bonus: when you make a purchase, you get free shipping and handling on all other purchases made within 48 hours.
What are your favorite apps to use?