Craigslist shoppers unite! This no-frills, free app brings you just
what you want from the mega classified site (including listings,
photos, and descriptions) in an easy-to-use format. No more waiting
until you get home to search out that hard-to-find item. iCraig lets
you search by many of the same parameters as the website, giving you an
advantage against the competitors. You can reply to ads or post your
own, and if you like something fancy (like a limited-edition action
figure), you can update your friend on Twitter!
Not feeling like shuffling through dozens of paper inserts and online forums to find the
best deal at your local retailer? Consider an all-in-one solution like
CouponSherpa, the app that offers coupon codes, printable coupons, and
exclusive discounts for the places you shop most. Unlike other apps
we’ve seen, CouponSherpa does a good job of categorizing savings by
store type and department, and we’re completely enchanted by the coupons
that can be shown to store clerks via the screen on your smart phone!
Feeling charitable? You can easily share your savings with the
feature that allows you to quickly and painlessly send coupons to
friends. (They’ll never accuse you of being stingy again!)
Platform: iPhone, Blackberry
Whether you have kidlets
or not, chances are good you know someone who does (and therefore
will get stuck babysitting at some point.) If the thought of skipping a
home-cooked meal and heading out to dinner appeals to you, then you’ll
love the genius behind KidsMealDeals. Simply select the day of the
week you’re planning to dine out and the zip code you plan to be in.
Voila! You’ll get a wide assortment of chain and independent
restaurants looking to give you free kid meals with the purchase of an
adult dish! (And you thought parenting was expensive!)
Headline Photo Credit: Amanda Rohde of iStock
Saving money isn’t always easy, but with the right FREE
apps, it can be done! What apps have saved you a mint lately?
Linsey Knerl is the Community Manager for Wise Bread, a community dedicated to helping folks live large on a small budget. She loves savvy tech solutions that help her share the world with her children.