30 Free iPhone Apps to Help You Save Money Today

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Coupon Cravings Shares How an iPhone Helps Shoppers Save Big on Everyday Expenses

The iPhone and iPod Touch continue to surge in popularity, so it’s no surprise to find over 225,000 free and paid apps in the Apple App Store. Coupon Cravings (http://www.couponcravings.com), a leading money-saving web site, shares how to get the most out of an iPhone or iPod Touch to save money whether shopping for groceries, browsing stores online or hunting down yard sales.

“I’m frugal by nature so I was nervous about plunking down the cash for an iPhone, but in only a few months it paid for itself,” said Erin Gifford, founder of Coupon Cravings. “I found so many free apps that save me money everywhere I go. I can’t make a purchase anymore without first consulting my iPhone.”

Save Money on Groceries. Whether you need a shopping list or the best price on ground beef, an iPhone makes it easy to save money in the supermarket. Here are a few free iPhone apps to check out:

-ZipList: Build and share grocery lists and sync up with lists on the web. The app categorizes every item you put on the list and a barcode scanner lets you add specific products, helping to make sure that you not only refrain from impulse buys but pick up the exact items you need every time.

-Provisions: Not sure whether the sale price on pork chops or bananas is truly the best you can do? This app removes the guesswork by listing out the best prices for hundreds of grocery items. This app alone can save you 10% or more each week by keeping you from buying over-priced goods.

-The Better Buy: Let this app tell you whether it’s better to buy the big bottle of dish soap or the small one that’s on sale. No more calculating unit prices in your head to figure out the better deal. This app will quickly tell you which to buy to save the most money.

Comparison Shop to Save a Few Bucks. It’s been a fairly simple task to compare prices on the web, but adding a barcode scanner into the mix makes it even easier and a lot more fun. Check out these apps:

-RedLaser: This app has been popular for some time, and now it’s free. Just scan the barcode on an item you’d like to buy to find the best prices online and at local merchants. It’s easy to save 10-20% or more with a quick scan.    

-PriceGrabber: Another great app to scan barcodes in search of the best prices. This is a great tool to use to price-match at your local store, which would rather have your business than have you buy online.

Mobile Coupons in Your Pocket. Several free money-saving apps have popped up to help you save money at local merchants with mobile coupons. Just hand your phone to the cashier to rack up your savings.

-Yowza: This app uses geo-location capabilities to find coupons and deals at merchants near you. Definitely a great app to have when traveling and in search of bargains. It’s helpful to know that wherever you are you’ll be able to save big with just a quick search on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

-Shooger: The best coupons on this app are for local restaurants. Save a list of your favorite merchants, so the next time you head out to eat or to pick up a few items you’ll know just where to go to save the most money.

You can check out the complete list of 30 Money-Saving Apps at Coupon Cravings. You can also enter to win an iPod Touch through 7/29.

About Coupon Cravings
Coupon Cravings is a money-saving website dedicated to sharing the smartest grocery, drugstore, restaurant and retail deals, as well as the latest freebies. Coupon Cravings received over 300,000 visits in June 2010 and can be found on the web at http://www.couponcravings.com.

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