Along with all the other ways that mobile devices like “smart phones” enrich our lives today, you should be aware that they are great tools for saving money. My save money tip for the day is another one of those ideas that essentially saves you money based on the amount of effort you put into using it. The good news with this particular suggestion is that saving lots of after-tax dollars is as simple as tapping your Android or iPhone mobile device.
If you have an iPhone or an Android phone there is absolutely no reason for you not to download the free SavingStar app immediately. This app helps you save money on items that you are about to purchase anyway simply by selecting a digital coupon. The fact that you can do this while you actually shop makes it one of the easiest ways to save lots of money on groceries and drugstore purchases that I can think of. One caveat: you will need to register loyalty cards for the stores in which you want to save. If you have the SavingStar app and a loyalty card for a store in which you’d like to save cash, the process couldn’t be easier.
If you are buzzing through the paper towel aisle simply tap on the eCoupon for Bounty brand paper towels, and when you get to the checkout, the amount that you saved will be added to your Saving Star account. Note that you will pay the posted price for your products; Saving Star works by reimbursing you later via Paypal, Amazon gift cards, or even a charitable donation to American Forests.
Forget about how you used to have to clip coupons. The SavingStar eCoupons will work at over 24,000 stores in the U.S., and is a terrific save money tip for 2011, for the increasing number of us who own smart phones.