Oct 30 2012

Mobile Apps to Help You Save

Most of us are attached to our phones because of convenience…so why not make your “smartphone” live up to its name? Review these mobile apps that can turn you (and your smartphone!)  into a savvy saving shopper.

Gift List: Forget your paper spreadsheet and scribbled notes. Gift List allows you to track your family friends, set and record your gift budget, and make additional notes about the person or the gift ideas that will come in handy. It’s a great app for staying on a budget. And for just $1.99, it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Learn more by clicking this link.


Lemon Wallet: Ever been burned because you lost the receipt and the merchant wouldn’t budge on the return policy? The Lemon app will help you capture and record all your receipts in one place. You can email or scan the receipts into your Lemon account, and they will capture all the important data, categorize your purchases, and create cool graphics and charts to help you track spending. You can also track billing errors, unwanted charges, or fraud. Click on the link to download your free app – it’s compatible with both apple and android devices.


ShopSavvy: With a simple scan of a barcode, ShopSavvy lets you compare prices, search customer reviews, and purchase a product somewhere else if it’s cheaper. Find the right product at the best price! The app’s fast and comprehensive scanner can search for virtually any type of product worldwide. Be savvy when you shop! It’s designed for both the iPhone or iPad and is free.


m.consumerscu.org: For more shopping convenience, access our own free mobile banking product, which is compatible with any mobile device. It’s seamless and gives you account access quickly and easily – make transfers, payments, or obtain balance information. It’s companion product, free TextBanking, can also make shopping a breeze  – it’s great for alerts, so you know exactly how much you can spend.



Make your smartphone earn its moniker. Try any or all of these mobile apps and start saving when you are shopping.


Sources: PSB, Gift List, Lemon Wallet, ShopSavvy.

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