Life as a teen can seem expensive. It can be hard to go out when all you have is a part-time job. But you don’t have to sacrifice fun for saving. There are so many great apps that you can use to save money. Here are my favorite apps worth the phone space.
Moe’s has a wonderful app that allows you to scan your receipt and earn points. These points will add up, and when you reach 1000, you get a $10 reward. You also receive text notifications for coupon offers and special discounts or double points days.
The Starbucks app can be useful for the avid coffee-drinker. You can add money to the app or sync it with a gift card. Then you can purchase online or in store to earn Stars. These Stars can earn you free drinks or discounts. The only downside to this app is that the Stars expire. If you only go occasionally, you may not earn enough Stars to get rewards before they expire.
If Walmart is your supermarket of choice, then you need to get the app. You scan your receipt, and it will run a price check. If the items are cheaper somewhere else, you will receive the difference in the form of a gift card. These points can add up over time.
Ulta will send you reminders and coupons through the app and email. All you have to do is sign up for free. The app will even let you filter through all current sales. They always have a coupon or sale going on something.
The Bruster’s app allows you to scan your barcode at checkout to earn points. You also get a free birthday reward and a coupon for signing up. They will also send updates on new flavors or promotions.
But what if you don’t have the phone space? How else can you save money? There are plenty of mailing lists as well. But some of the most beneficial for me are Sephora and Barnes and Noble.
Both will send you recommendations for products you may like. They also send information on sales and events that are going to take place.
Both of these are email lists, and they often send coupons or promotions. Sephora sends me a 20% coupon about twice a year, both digitally and physically. They also send me weekly email blasts about items on sale or special events.
Barnes and Noble sends coupons and ads both through email and through physical mail. This mailing list is helpful because they custom-pitch books for you based on past purchases. The only downside is that there is a fee for signing up to receive these awards and discounts.
So if you’re looking to save some cash, sign up for those apps and mailing lists. They may be annoying sometimes, but they often more than make up for it in the money saved.