12 Money Saving Apps for Holiday Shopping

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Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re like me, you haven’t even started your holiday shopping yet. Never fear! Here are 12 mobile money saving apps for IOS and Android to help you stay on task and save this holiday season.

1. DO$H

Securely link your credit and debit cards to this money saving app, and whenever you shop at one of their 1000’s of participating stores and restaurants, you automatically get cash back. You can transfer your cash back to your bank account, PayPal, or donate it to a charity of your choice.

2. RetailMeNot

This app also offers great cash back deals, but you have shop at the retailer through the app to take advantage of the deal. This is great for online shopping, just check to see if they have a discount at your favorite retailer before making your purchase. You can redeem your cash back via PayPal.

3. Coupon Cabin

One of the first sites to incorporate both coupons and cash back, this is one of the better money saving apps. If you download the Coupon Cabin Sidekick browser extension, you will be alerted to promo codes and cash back as you shop. You can receive your cash back in the form of a check, PayPal, Chase Payments or an Amazon gift card.

4. BeFrugal

This app provides up to 40% cash back as well as coupons for over 5000 stores and restaurants. Unlike other apps we’ve mentioned, you can get cash back on hotels, airfare, car rentals, etc.

5. Red Laser

Don’t leave home without this app on your phone. By scanning the bar code on almost any product, you can compare prices, discover deals, and check customer reviews instantly to help you save this holiday season.

6. ShopSavvy

Another Barcode scanner, ShopSavvy is good for comparison shopping and will even help drop the price at the register by utilizing the store’s own price match policy.

7. Flipp

Flipp is the digital equivalent to the paper circulars you get in your mailbox. You can check the weekly ads, deals, and coupons of your favorite retailer without the clutter of your junk mail piling up in the corner.

8. GetUpside

Another cash back comparison app, with GetUpside you can utilize by taking a picture of your receipt. The selling point on this one is the gas savings. You can comparison shop gas prices in your area and even activate cash back discounts!

9. Santa’s Bag

This app will help keep you organized as a shopping list creator/ budget tracker. While Santa’s Bag doesn’t have any sweet deals, sticking to a budget is also a great way to save this holiday season. This one is for IOS only, so if you’re an Android user, you can download a similar app called Christmas Gift List.

10. Find My Car

Who said we were just saving money? Save time during your shopping expeditions by using this GPS tracker to locate your car instead of walking aimlessly up and down a massive parking lot.

11. CamFind

There are a plethora of apps for cheap flights, hotels and car rentals, but JustFly is a one-stop shop for all of those. If you’re doing any holiday traveling, this could save time as well as money this holiday season.

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