Save on bills and everyday purchases with these apps.
Unemployment is rising, as are prices at the grocery store. With no end in sight for the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ll need to be smart about your spending to keep your finances stable in the months to come. Mobile apps offer an easy way to save on everything from everyday purchases to monthly bills. Here are 10 apps we like for their ease of use and innovative approach to savings. Each is available to download for free on Apple and Android devices, unless otherwise noted.
Founded in 2013 as an online gift card marketplace, Raise can be used to either make money or save money. “In a time like this when lots of people need money, it’s an easy way to get extra cash,” says Jay Klauminzer, the company’s CEO.
Users can earn money by selling unwanted gift cards on Raise. Meanwhile, those who are looking to save money can shop for discounted gift cards or receive cash back ranging from 3% to 30% when buying gift cards at face value from partnering brands. Plus, the app provides access to a variety of coupons, promo codes and other discounts. “We pride ourselves on having the best deals available,” Klauminzer explains.