Even though owning a smartphone can be expensive (although it doesn’t have to be mine costs me $20 a month) you can use certain smartphone apps to help you recoup back some of that expense.
Saving money or earning money with these apps isn’t time consuming. You probably won’t earn much with each app but when you combine the earnings of several apps together it can start to add up to a nice sum of pocket money.
10 Apps Thrifty People Use To Save & Earn Money
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5 Apps That Save Thrifty People Money
Ibotta is a rebate style App. It isn’t just for groceries but also for movies, clothing, and more. You can cash in your rebates for either Paypal deposits when you reach $5 or gift cards to Starbucks, Regal Entertainment Group, and iTunes when you reach $10. You can read my full tutorial that contains step by step instructions on how to use ibotta for all the details.
2. Receipt Hog
Receipt Hog is a super simple app where you simply upload your receipt and earn points that you can cash in for Paypal deposits or Amazon gift cards. You can go here to sign up. enter the code YECT1667 to get a bonus spin that could help you earn points.
3. Gas Buddy
Gas Buddy is one App I don’t mind using some of my precious data for as what I learn from it will pay me back and then some. The app uses your devices locator system to show you the cheapest gas prices in the area you are driving through. Very helpful on road trips where you don’t know what station has the best prices in town.
4. Text Free
Those of you with unlimited texting plans won’t benefit from this app but those of use with pay as you go plans will. I use the text free app to text my hubby at work where he uses his text free app to text me back. This saves us several texts per day. My daughter also uses it on her iPod to text to my cell phone while I am out and she is at home with her older brothers.
5 Apps That Earn Thrifty People Money
Shopkick is a fun way to earn points while you shop by checking in and also scanning certain items. I wrote a tutorial of how shopkick works that you might want to read to learn all the ins and outs of how Shopkick works.
3. Inbox Dollars
Inbox dollars has an app that allows you to check your earnings on the go as well as do you daily earn mail.
4. My Points
My Points has an app that allows you to do your monthly earning searches right from your device as well as make purchases around the web for Mypoints, redeem points for gift cards and more. If you are unfamiliar with Mypoints check out my post on 7 ways to earn gift cards using MyPoints
What are your favorite apps for saving and earning money?
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