My team and I just returned from Barksdale AFB, where we had the latest Heroes at Home Financial Education event. We absolutely love traveling around the country giving these events to our military members. We are so use to the habit of sharing our favorite apps, we even do it in the airport on the way to of from these events! There are several apps we always love to recommend (RetailMeNot, TravelZoo, etc.) because they are so easy to use and save money. But one of the things I love is that we are always learning more and more websites and apps through the people we encounter. I wanted to share with you a few MORE tips we have picked up along the way:
Organize your Inbox: Sign up for emails from your favorite stores and brands because they frequently send out sales, deals, and coupons to get you back into the store! But if you don’t want to get 20-30 emails in your inbox every morning, sign up for Unroll.Me. You are able to unsubscribe from any list you no longer wish to receive, or add them to the “rollup”, which sends you ONE email every morning with all your promotional emails. It’s a great time saver, and it can save you money.
Budgeting: Mint is a great site and app for budgeting that I recommend quite frequently. You are also able to pay your bills and see your credit score. Also check out GoodBudget (formerly EEBA) if you are an envelope system family. It is also great for sharing budgets with members of the same household.
Gas: Waze is my favorite GPS app out there. It calculates the best route using both major highways and side streets. But one of my favorite features in this app is that it tells you the gas prices for all gas stations in your area. It will also calculate how far off your route each gas station will be. GasBuddy is another great tool for calculating a trip cost, gas price charts, and more.
Coupons: RetailMeNot is my recommended coupon app for retail stores, but also check out Coupon Sherpa for in store coupons to make sure you are always getting the best deal. If you are a fan of paper coupons, use SnipSnap to take pictures of the coupon and use your phone when it comes time to redeem.
Entertainment Tickets: Goldstar is a great site for finding half-priced tickets for shows and concerts in cities around the world. For Veterans and families, take advantage of Veterans Tickets Foundation, which is a great organization that provides free tickets to family members of troops Killed In Action (K.I.A.), our Military and Veterans to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family activities.
Parking: Never overpay for parking in any city when you use BestParking. You are able to search city and airport parking to find and compare the best rates. This is a great tool for both planning trips, and getting a good price on the go.
Airfare: Looking for that special price for that trip coming up? Keep an eye out for the best time to fly at the best price with Hopper.
What are some of your favorite money-saving apps and websites? Let me know so I can keep spreading the word!