Family Finance: How to save with mobile apps - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Family Finance: How to save with mobile apps

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

If you're in a hurry and always on the go, you probably don't have time to gather newspapers and clip coupons. Now, all you need is a smartphone or tablet and you're ready to save.

Ever get to the grocery store and envy the person in line next to you with all the coupons? Now, there's an app for that.

Abby Saey with the Target in Savannah Mall explains how their app is perfect for those always on the go.

"Something great about it is you don't have to clip the coupons, put the coupons aside."
 
Target is just one of many stores offering shoppers the chance to save with their mobile device. All you do is plug in your phone number and you'll immediately receive a text message. That text message contains a link to coupons and deals that you don't need to print to use. All you have to do is present your phone at check-out, and the cashier will scan a barcode.

Valerie Real says she usually goes on Target's website for their printable coupons, but believes the app will be much more convenient.

Target's not the only store taking advantage of the technology. Wal-Mart's app uses GPS to help you find what you need in a particular store, and then gives you deals and discounts.

You can save at some other big name retailers as well. Sears, JC Penney, Home Depot and tons of other stores have apps that even let you order from your phone.

But, if you're still not ready to let go of the coupons, you may be in luck.

Abby Saey said, "Sometimes different manufacturers send out coupons as well. We have a rule where we can scan one manufacturing coupon and one target coupon of the same item so it's kind of a double benefit if you can find coupons that work for your purchase needs."

A benefit that can help you shop for your family without breaking the bank.

Copyright 2012 WTOC. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • 78-year-old driver killed, 2 juveniles hurt in rollover crash

    78-year-old driver killed, 2 juveniles hurt in rollover crash

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-05-24 12:17:50 GMT
    Raycom Media/fileRaycom Media/file

    A motorist died, and two juveniles suffered minor injuries in a Warren County crash Wednesday night, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

    Full Story >

    A motorist died, and two juveniles suffered minor injuries in a Warren County crash Wednesday night, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

    Full Story >
  • Investigators: Russian military missile downed Flight MH17

    Investigators: Russian military missile downed Flight MH17

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:32 AM EDT2018-05-24 09:32:04 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:12 AM EDT2018-05-24 12:12:58 GMT
    The passenger jet was headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it was was blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. All 298 passengers and crew were killed. (Source: CNN)The passenger jet was headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it was was blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. All 298 passengers and crew were killed. (Source: CNN)

    An international team of investigators say that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based...

    Full Story >

    An international team of investigators say that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit.

    Full Story >
  • North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts

    North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:32 AM EDT2018-05-24 10:32:00 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:12 AM EDT2018-05-24 12:12:55 GMT
    Journalists took a long journey up to North Korea to witness the destruction of what North Korea said were nuclear sites. (Source: CNN)Journalists took a long journey up to North Korea to witness the destruction of what North Korea said were nuclear sites. (Source: CNN)

    North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists.

    Full Story >

    North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly