6 Smartphone apps designed to save you time and money

Aug 1, 2012 at 4:16 a.m. ET

Looking for simple ways to save time and money? There’s an app for that! Make your dollar go further with the best time and money-saving smartphone apps.

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Looking for the cheapest gas while you’re on the go? Look no further. GasBuddy has got your back. This app will help you to locate the best price for gas in your neighborhood thanks to a community of users who update the gas prices. But that’s not even the best part. You can also earn cash money for participating yourself. Just input the prices while you're at the pump and you’ll earn points toward the awesome GasBuddy giveaways. Who knows? You might be the lucky winner of $250 in prepaid gas cash.


Shopaholics, get ready for a treat! Now you can shop smarter with the ShopSavvy app. Simply scan the product’s barcode and you will discover the lowest price for any item on the Internet or in local stores. What’s more? You can also find new ways to get the things you've scanned for even cheaper, learn about coupon codes, rebates, weekend sales and other discounts.

Key Ring Rewards card

You’ll never have to drag around a 10-pound keychain again. With Key Ring Rewards, you have a universal reward card right on your smartphone. Just scan each new card into your phone and throw it away. Ready to make a purchase? It’s as simple as one-two-three. Just pull up the Key Ring app and have the cashier scan the barcode right on your phone.


Need an easy way to track your finances and stay on your monthly budget? Get Mint! This innovative app will streamline your personal finances and make them simple to understand. Organize your spending into categories, track financial goals and get useful advice for how to save. Mint has it all in one place that is trusted, safe and secure.

Bill Tracker

Never be late on your bills again! This simple app will help you to organize all your bills in one place and pay them online. Water, cell phone, school loans, gas, home mortgage… there’s nothing you can’t track with the Bill Tracker. Watch the status of your bills throughout the month and even set up recurring payments if you wish.

Coupon Clipper

No more clipping coupons! The Coupon Clipper does all the clipping for you. Just download the app to your phone and you can get serious savings on everything from restaurants and home improvement to fitness, beauty, automotive, retail and much, much more. Just type in what you are looking for and great deals will pop up in your local area. Ready to redeem? Just show the cashier the coupon right on your phone.

Expert Tip

Want to save even more money and time while using your phone? If you can dream it, there’s probably an app for that! Browse the iTunes apps store and download hundreds of free apps that will make your day-to-day life much easier.

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