Many people do not use their smartphones in the appropriate way. While it is nice to check what your favorite celebrity is doing on social media, there are far more important things that you can do than play on social media. Saving money is one of these positive things as there are more options than ever to save money especially with the way mobile technology has developed in the past decade. The following are some great ways to use your smartphone to save money on purchases.
Shopping around used to take calling a few stores or even visiting them to see if your item is available. With online shopping it just takes a few swipes of a phone to see the prices and availability of hundreds of stores especially if you visit a shopping aggregator. It is also important that when you see an item in a store that you check how much the item costs at other stores. This is available online and if you are in a mall then you can visit that store and save money just by checking. Many people do not realize the vast difference in prices that each store has so they do not realize the money that that would save.
There are sites that offer an immense amount of coupons for multiple stores. Groupon offers these coupons that update daily for stores like Macy’s and stores of nearly every type. Checking for coupons that can be scanned at cash registers while in line can help you save money while waiting. There will be some coupon sites that do not update daily so sifting through coupons that might be expired can be tedious but it is definitely worth it.
Social media can lead you to save money as many business’ offer promo hashtags and codes. Just doing a quick check of a company’s social media can have you saving money nearly immediately. Not all promotions run at all times but you can get lucky and save on what you were going to buy.
Smartphones aren’t just distractions and can be used to save money as well as do positive things like spreading social awareness. Don’t let technology distract you but rather use it to your advantage.