Following up with our post on how you can conveniently and instantly manage your finances on your smartphone and tablet, here are other popular apps to help you save everyday:
Save on gas
GasBuddy – This app searches for the cheapest reported gas price close to where you are and directions to get to each station. This comes in very handy every time you fill up and especially during road trips [link to old blog post on this]. You’re also rewarded points for reporting gas prices, which can go toward tickets to a weekly drawing for a $250 prepaid gas card at any station. Available to iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone.
Save on shopping
ShopSavvy – Scan the barcode of a product to have the app search for the lowest price in your area and online. You can also see available promotions or receive future price alerts for the item with this app. Available to iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone.
Grocery iQ – This app works similarly to ShopSavvy while doubles up as your convenient grocery list. Scan barcodes and the app will do the rest – sort items by groups and search for coupons for each item. Available to iPhone, iPad and Android.
Save where you are with local deals
Foursquare – Not only does this app let you have fun with earning points and badges and connecting (or “competing” on points) with your friends, it also shows you available promotions around your area or of a specific store or restaurant when you look it up. Vendors are increasingly using Foursquare to promote their businesses, so it’s a great time to be tech-savvy and save while you’re out and about! Available to iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone.
Groupon – The mobile version of Groupon’s email service that provides you with new daily deals from restaurants and other venues in your area. The app lets you browse for deals by geographic location, buy deals directly and manage your purchased deals. The app can also act as the paperless alternative to redeem your coupons. Available to iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone.
LivingSocial – Another similar alternative to Groupon, or an opportunity for you to save some more with local deals! Available to iPhone, iPad, Android and Nokia phones.