Money-Saving Apps Part 2
I am back with another 3 great "money-saving" apps to share.
Cardpool is one of my favorites. I use it all the time to buy discounted gift cards for Starbucks, AMC and Nike purchases. They have gift cards for Target, Costco, Gas stations and plenty others. You do have to spend the money upfront to buy the gift card, but I usually purchase the "instant cards" from my phone app right before I know I am making a purchase. Also, from my last blog post, you can use ebates.com at the same time (if purchasing online, like Nike) and get savings both ways!
"Cardpool is a gift card exchange that makes it easy for anyone to safely and securely buy discounted gift cards at up to 35% off or sell unwanted gift cards for up to 92% of their value. Cardpool customers have saved over $32 million and counting." - Cardpool Website
While I keep my eating out to a minimum, when I do choose to go out I always book my table through OpenTable . It is so easy to use and, it is a loyalty program where you earn points for booking. You then get to trade in your points for a gift card to a restaurant or Amazon. It is another great and simple way to save some money on your eating out budget.
"OpenTable members can earn OpenTable Dining Points when they make and honor reservations made through opentable.com, or our related mobile sites and apps. Please note, reservations made directly through a restaurant's website or by calling them directly do not earn OpenTable points. Reservations typically earn 100 Dining Points, but up to 1,000 Point reservations are available at select restaurants and times." - OpenTable Website
CharityMiles isn't a "money-saving app" in a sense that it saves you money on your regular purchases, but it does allow you to take your everyday exercise and turn it into money for a charity of your choosing. This is a "feel good" app and I found it at a great time. One of my close friend's father was recently diagnosed with ALS, a horrible disease, and CharityMiles is affiliated with them. Now my friend and I both use CharityMiles to help fund research for ALS! It's not much, but it feels great to be able to help and support in my own way.
"Charity Miles is a socially-driven, for-profit company connecting charities, individuals, and corporate sponsors to create social change. Our product is an iPhone/Android app enabling you to earn money for charity every time you walk, run, bike, skip, dance or any human-centered activity. Just choose from 1 of our 37 charity partners like Feeding America, Pencils of Promise or The American Diabetes Association and get moving. It's that simple! ... Based on how far you go, you can earn money for charity. The money comes from our corporate sponsors who are repurposing their advertising budgets for good." - CharityMiles Website
Happy money-saving! - Alicia
*Again, I am not sponsored by any of these companies to give feedback and do not receive kickbacks of any kind.*