What’s Your Favorite Phone App?

Stretching Your Budget has a Droid X and absolutely love it!! So, she put together a list of her favorite Apps! If you’re not an Android user and you love your i-phone, then check out this list of great i-phone Apps here.

1. Keyring App – for those serious couponers out there that have a million loyalty cards on your keyring, this is the app for you! Say, goodbye to those bulky tags and hello to technology! Enter all of your loyalty cards onto one app and have the cashier scan your phone!!

2. Barcode Scanner – this is a must have app! You’ll need it to scan any and everything! Many stores are now using barcodes to help you check in at their store. You can scan upc codes at stores to find the lowest prices (this requires a different app, but you need the scanner for it to work).

3. Redbox – did you know you can now reserve your movies on your phone and pick them up when you get there! No, more standing in front of the machine agonizing over what movie to get, because the one you wanted is already checked out. Just reserve it early and pick it up at your convenience!!

4. Gas Buddy – I can’t stand to pay more than I have to for gas! It’s already high enough as it is, so why pay a ton if you don’t have too? Just search for the location nearest you and it will pull up all of the gas prices in that area!

5. Amazon Kindle – for those of you who love to read, download the Kindle App from Amazon and read your favorite book on your phone!!

6. Google Voice – I like this app, because if you’re in a meeting and can’t check your voicemail, then Google Voice will transcribe your voicemail into text so you can read it!!

7. Zedge Ringtones and Wallpaper – I love this app! You can choose from thousands of wallpapers and ringtones. My husband has the Dixie horn (from Duke’s of Hazard) as his ringtone :) Your options are endless!

8. Google Maps - I absolutely love Google Apps! I don’t even have to use our TomTom anymore! This is just like it only it’s on my phone!

Thanks Stretching Your Budget!

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Find IPhone Coupons & Shopping Apps

Many of us have SmartPhones – and besides helping us talk, text and surf the web – they can also help you save money! I’ve been trying out a few apps recently for smart phones that can make your coupon life easier. (If you have something other than an iPhone, please share your faves in the comments!)
  1. Go to the app store for your particular phone and search for similar apps. If you have trouble finding what you’re looking for, do what I did: I couldn’t figure out how to do something I needed to do and I put it out there on Facebook. In under an hour, I had exact directions on how to do what I’d spent a week trying to figure out!
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  2. Both Groupon and Living Social, two deal sites we talk a lot about here on Time 2 $ave, have smart phone apps. I installed both of those. It transferred all my info to the phone, so now when I want to use a deal I purchased, I just pull it up on the phone and show it to the merchant. No printer required, no finding that elusive printout–couldn’t be simpler! I can also check quickly for the daily deal and buy it, using my stored info. Both of these apps are free.
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  3. I also saved Swagbucks to my screen so that I can remember to do more regular searches and earn more Swagbucks. If you use Cellfire (Kroger shoppers, take note!) they also have a free app.
  4. Key ring is a cool app. It does take a few minutes or so to set up. Once you install it, you use the phone’s camera to scan the barcodes of all your store loyalty cards, naming them as you go. Then you can take them off your keyring, store them at home in a safe location, and bring them up on screen with a couple of clicks to be scanned from the phone by the store clerk! This is also a free app.
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  5. I like the notes app that came already installed on the phone. You can use it for shopping lists, best price lists, deal match-ups, etc. I used mine the other day to make a list of what all I got in my drugstores run, how much I paid total, and how much I had in RRs left over.

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Ways To Save- Use Your Phone’s Apps

When trying to save money at the grocery, drugstore, eating out or at retail stores; using phone apps has become a huge part of my everyday shopping experience. So I thought that I would share with you the phone apps that I use and if there are any that you use that I have not listed, share with me!!

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