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20 Smart Online Shopping Apps To Save You Big Bucks

20 Smart Online Shopping Apps To Save You Big Bucks

I love the fact that I can get basically everything I need with just a few clicks. However, my credit card statement often left me devastated with the amount of extra costs and fees adding up for nothing. That was until I discovered the 20 nifty online shopping apps allowing me to save (or even earn!) a few dollars here and there.  Allowing you to spend less when shopping more!

1. Revolut

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    A new hot app to be launched in a few weeks, Revolut, is a true savior for those who love shopping internationally. The app offers you a personal money cloud with a multi-currency card accepted anywhere. It works as a local card in each country and saves you on currency exchange. You can take advantage of interbank exchange rate and even send currencies for free through social networks with just a few clicks. Yet, the best thing is, there are no hidden banking costs involved!

    2. TheFind

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      Create a personalized shopping hub with TheFind where you can save all of your favorite stores and brands and receive alerts once your favorite products go discounted.

      iOS (free) and Android (free)

      3. CoSign

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        Another hot new app on the list to watch out for in 2015! CoSign will let you share your awesome looks online, tag products you wear and get commissioned each time some of your followers click on it and make purchases. Commissions are expected to range from 5% to 30% with brands like Forever 21, Bliss, Macy’s and much more who have already confirmed their participation.

        Sign in to get notified when it will premiere in the App Store.

        4. Swagbucks TV

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          Works in conjunction with your Swagbucks account – a service offering special deals and perks for taking online surveys and buying products through its toolbar or website directly. Get this app installed on your phone, watch videos from different channels such as VEVO or Hulu and see how your SwagBucks meter fills up. You can earn up to 150 Swagbucks a day to exchange them for gift cards or special discounts. How awesome is that?

          iOS (free) and Android (free)   

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          5. Retail Me Not App

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            The biggest and baddest pool of coupons and special discounts from top merchants, both online and offline. Get the Retail Me Not app for instant access to a selected list of stores you’ve been following.

            iOS (free) and Android (free)

            6. Pricegrabber

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              A handy app to help you find the best retailer’s deal. Pricegrabber pulls out the whole range of prices for a searched item to run a price comparison search among all merchants online. Alternatively, you can scan the barcode of the desired product and check how much it costs online – including a “Bottom Line Price” with taxes and shipping costs taken into account.

              iOS (free) and Android (free)

              7. Ebates

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                Get paid with Ebates app each time you purchase anything online from one of the participating retailers, plus receive a bunch of coupons and special deals available to members only! Launched in 1998, Ebates is still one of the most trustworthy cash back services on the Internet.

                iOS (free) and Android (free)

                8. ShopSavvy

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                  ShopSavvy app comes in handy when shopping both online and offline. Get a product barcode or QR code scanned to receive a full pool of prices available in different online and local stores. The app also generates a map of the closest stores with best pricing. Plus, you can save the deals you’ve found online to purchase later.

                  iOS (free) and Android (free)

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                  9. Bestie Shopping

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                    A Pinterest-styled social network for shoppers, Bestie lets you create and follow feeds from people with tastes similar to yours, like and comment on the products they share, read descriptions and reviews of those goods that matter to you and your network only. Also, Bestie offers special promo codes from selected merchants.

                    iOS (free) and Android (free)

                    10. Google Shopping

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                      Google Shopping lets you search over a million products available around the web and filter them by prices, reviews or any other special characteristics. Launch search by typing, a voice command, scanning the barcode or even uploading cover art.

                      iOS (free) and Android (free)

                      11. Shop Advisor

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                        Avoid impulse shopping by adding and organizing all the products you want at Shop Advisor. The app will send you a notification whenever the ‘price is right’.

                        iOS (free) and Android (free)

                        12. ShopKick

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                          An excellent app for redeeming products! Get special rewards (kicks) for browsing ShopKick catalogs or doing paid surveys to later exchange those for gift cards or buy discounted goodies.

                          iOS (free) and Android (free)

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                          13. Raise Mobile

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                            Raise Mobile app allows you to purchase highly discounted gift cards from online merchants. Arguably, the best app to use for when you need buy a last minute gift.

                            iOS (free)

                            14. Myibidder Bid Sniper for eBay

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                              Hate getting outbid at the last seconds of eBay auction? I know I do! Myibidder gets your chances higher for winning the auction, by placing a bid for you as the last seconds count down. There’s no need to hawk over the desired product for days!

                              iOS (1.99$) and Android (free with in app purchases)

                              15. SavedPlus

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                                Spending less is great, but saving is even more awesome! With SavedPlus app you can stash money while you surf the web. Simply link all your credit card and debit information into your account, then you determine how much you want to save with every purchase you make. For example, each time you shop, put away $5 right into your savings account. The service reports that their users manage to save $600 monthly on average!

                                iOS (free) and Android (free)

                                16. Wallaby

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                                  Do you take advantage of cards offering cash backs and smart reward programs? Now with Wallaby you can double your benefits by having the app tell you which card to use for online shopping by analyzing all the nuts-and-bolts of all of your reward programs. Also, you can set up notifications for when you’re getting close to your credit limit or it’s time to pay the bills.

                                  iOS (free) and Android (free)

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                                  17. BillGuard

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                                    An excellent analytics tool, BillGuard allows you to check up your balances and recurring payments for all of your cards on the go. The app also provides your spending analytics, protects your cards from frauds and what’s even better, shows you all the “grey charges” that you may not be aware of!

                                    iOS (free) and Android (free)

                                    18. Redeemia

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                                      Redeemia saves you a huge load of time by aggregating the best money saving deals and discounts from Groupon, Living Social and other coupon sites according to your location and preferences.

                                      iOS (free) and Android (free)

                                      19. Trivago

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                                        An excellent app for frequent travelers, Trivago does all the boring work of price comparison for hotel room prices across numerous hotel booking websites, letting you know where you will get the best deal!

                                        iOS (free) and Android (free)

                                        20. Poachit

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                                          Poachit promises to enhance your shopping experience by providing you with the product you want for the price you love! Sign in to the app and flag all of the items you would like to purchase. Once the item goes on sale or a coupon becomes available, you will receive instant texts to grab it while it’s hot.

                                          iOS (free) and Android (free)

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                                          Last Updated on August 15, 2018

                                          30 Fun Things You Can Do This Summer Without Spending Much

                                          30 Fun Things You Can Do This Summer Without Spending Much

                                          Summertime can be a real strain on your wallet. The sun is out, there are people to see, places to be; it’s no wonder you might be short of funds during these sunny months. Not everything has to cost you an arm and a leg.

                                          Take some time to go through this list of 20 cheap summer activities and make some realistic goals to complete as many as you can.

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                                          1. Visit a strawberry festival

                                          Summer is prime time for tasting strawberries. More often than not, an area that grows strawberries will have a strawberry festival. Indulge yourself in strawberry pies, jams, cakes and more!

                                          2. Have a picnic

                                          Take your partner or your family to the local park and enjoy a relaxing picnic. Designate each person to bring one food item of their choice to add to the fun.

                                          3. Camp in your back yard

                                            The summer heat can sometimes make it hard to sleep. Why not enjoy the heat outside in the yard? Pitch a tent or gaze into the night sky.

                                            4. Take long walks

                                            Discover something new where you live. Take the afternoon off from your chores and go for a long walk. You may be surprised by what you discover.

                                            5. Break a world record

                                            Breaking a world record doesn’t have to be time-consuming. You could even break one on your lunch hour. Give it a go!

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                                            6. Go on a bike ride

                                            The number of bike paths on roads in big cities has increased dramatically over the years. Take advantage, and enjoy the summer breeze.

                                            7. Join a gym class

                                              The gym is not everyone’s idea of a good time, but why not go with a friend a join a class? Spinning, yoga and step classes are always more fun with friends, and a lot of gyms allow you to pay-as-you-go.

                                              8. Find a new hobby

                                              The summer is the perfect time to find a new hobby. Serotonin (our body’s natural “happy” hormone) is produced by the sunshine and will be at a yearly high, which is great for when we want to tackle something new.

                                              9. Join a sports team

                                              Not all sports teams are competitive and require huge amounts of your time. Join in the fun with like-minded people, get fit, stay healthy and make some friends along the way.

                                              10. Make a slip ‘n slide

                                                Gather your friends, some plastic sheeting, a hose, washing up liquid if desired, and make a huge slip ‘n slide just like these guys. Granted, yours won’t be as big, but you get the idea… it’s fun!

                                                11. Make a treasure hunt for your kids

                                                Today’s digital world sees our children more often than not playing inside than outside. Why not create a sense of adventure by making a treasure hunt? Only rule? It has to be outside.

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                                                12. Visit a free festival

                                                Towns and cities are awash with free festivals, with themes from film to science. Scout your local area and discover something new.

                                                13. Visit the zoo

                                                  Let’s face it: we love animals. While browsing news websites and social media networks you’re bound to come across a few pictures of cats. Take a trip to your local zoo for a better experience.

                                                  14. Take a road trip

                                                  Enjoy the open road with a few friends and take a road trip somewhere–anywhere. Just go out and enjoy the sunshine!

                                                  15. Play ultimate frisbee in the park

                                                    Frisbee is always great fun down the park, but why not turn it into more of a competitive sport by playing ultimate frisbee?

                                                    16. Make your own ice cream

                                                    Ice cream is a very versatile dessert. Make a sandwich, enjoy a cone, or simply just enjoy a bowl full. Better yet, making your own ice cream allows you to create any flavor you want.

                                                    17. Invite your neighbors over for a BBQ

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                                                      When was the last time you invited your neighbors over? Do you even know them? Now’s your chance. Just ask each person to bring a food item so costs don’t mount up for you.

                                                      18. Get a summer job

                                                      For many students, summer is the time for relaxation and fun. But who said earning money and being productive isn’t fun? You only get out what you put into a situation.

                                                      19. Attend a charity event

                                                      Attending a charity event is a great way to raise funds and awareness for a cause, meet new people, and generally have a good time. Search for your local charity event today.

                                                      20. Visit a national park

                                                      National parks are a great way to explore nature and learn something new. You could even volunteer and make a difference in helping restore natural habitats.

                                                      21. Visit your local comedy club

                                                        Local comedy clubs are extremely underrated. They are cheap to attend and no doubt you’ll have a barrel of laughs.

                                                        22. Make your own hammock

                                                          Hammocks are very relaxing, are perfect for summer afternoons and are surprisingly easy to make.

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                                                          23. Read in your new hammock

                                                          Now you have your very own hammock, the only thing left to do is enjoy it. Grab your favorite book and read to your heart’s content.

                                                          24. Watch a movie outside

                                                          Movies are great. Relaxing outside in the evening is great. Put them together and you’ve got a perfect combination. In D.C, Maryland and Virginia this summer, for example, you can enjoy a huge number of movies outside.

                                                          25. Take a hike

                                                            Hikes are a great way to keep fit and see more of Mother Nature. There are countless trails available for you to explore. Why not try some this summer?

                                                            26. Learn how to fly a kite

                                                            As a child, you probably had a kite and haven’t touched it since. Why not dust it off and attempt to fly it? It’s tricky, but well worth the challenge.

                                                            27. Work out at the park

                                                            American cities are full of parks with ample space for a work out session. No doubt you’ll be happier to work out in the sun rather than a crowded gym.

                                                            28. Take your dog to the beach

                                                              One of the many joys of owning a dog is taking him or her for long walks during the summertime. This joy is enhanced when visiting the beach, for both you and your dog.

                                                              29. Make a summer smoothie

                                                              Healthy, delicious and perfect for the summer. Not only that, there are countless recipes ready for you to try.

                                                              30. Attend a free yoga session at the beach

                                                              No experience needed and all skill levels are welcome. Take yourself and a buddy down to the beach and try some yoga. You’ve got nothing to lose!

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