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Money-saving apps

06/27/2013

Don't break the bank! Our App Man, Jared Hoffa, stopped by to show you how to save big using the latest money saving apps!

Shopkick
Free: iPhone, iPad, Android
Earn kicks (reward points) just for walking into stores like Target, Macy's, Best Buy, Old Navy, American Eagle and Crate & Barrel. Get even more kicks when you scan items and make purchases. You'll also find great products, discounts and deals in the app that you can browse from anywhere. You can use your kicks anytime to treat yourself with a free latte at Starbucks, gift cards at many stores, iTunes song downloads, even designer merchandise and trips.
shopkick.com

Jingit
Free: iPhone, iPad, Android
Jingit is the first company to pay you instant cash  not points or virtual currency  for watching ads or checking in and shopping for select products at your favorite stores. With your Jingit mobile app you can learn about products and get paid for your time and attention by scanning products on the shelf, answering a few survey questions, and get paid real cash, in real time. You'll also receive personalized Cash Back Offers when you shop with Jingit by simply scanning the receipt of participating products and you'll earn cash back from your favorite brands.
jingit.com

Mint.com
Free: iPhone, iPad, Android
Mint.com allows you to track, budget and manage your money all in one place, so you can see where you're spending and where you can save. Open an account, add your bank, credit, loan and retirement accounts and Mint will automatically pull in and categorize your transactions. It's safe, secure and easy to keep your personal finances organized. Easy-to-understand graphs show you where your money is going so you get a clear picture of your spending and your net worth (iPad only). Mint creates a customized budget based on your actual spending so you know how much you have left to spend. Get bill reminders, alerts and advice sent right to your device so you can avoid late fees and monitor cash flow. Get email or text alerts that notify you of upcoming bills, fees, low balances, unusual activity and more.
mint.com

FareCompare
Free: iPhone, iPad
FareCompare When-to-Fly Airfare alerts push real-time airfare deals directly to your iPhone in real-time, up to six times per day. Because FareCompare alerts are processed in real-time, you are first in line for cheap flights to your favorite destinations worldwide. The Where-to-Go GetAway map pins deals on an interactive GoogleTM map, another easy way to find the best travel deals for your next trip. You can also let your friends in on cheap flights via Twitter, Facebook and email.
itunes.apple.com

GasBuddy
Free iPhone, iPad, Android
Avoid breaking the bank when filling up at the pump. GasBuddy helps locate the cheapest gas near you by city/zip/postal code. Report gas prices to help other people find cheap gas, earn points for reporting gas prices and earn awards for posting gas prices. Plus, you have a chance of winning $250 in gas every week.
gasbuddy.com

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