Great Back to School Apps + $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway! #spon

by Marcy on September 2, 2015 · 124 comments

flipp back to school savings giveaway

UPDATE: This giveaway has now ended. Winner is #59, Janet.

Whether your kids have been in school for a few weeks now, or you are getting ready to send them in the upcoming weeks, chances are good that you aren’t done purchasing all of the “stuff” that goes along with having school aged kids. Clothes, shoes, sports gear, school supplies, FOOD (do they ever stop eating???) – the list is never ending, isn’t it?!

I have been blogging here since 2008, and while I still clip and print paper coupons on occasion, I have increasingly begun to rely on great money saving apps to help ease my pain in the checkout line. Some apps are easy to use and result in great savings, and others notsomuch, but I am here to tell you that if you aren’t currently using at least one money saving app on your smartphone, you are missing out!

If you are one who likes to peruse the weekly sales flyers online, you should check out Flipp – a new weekly shopping app that allows you to view all of your favorite ads in one place on your mobile device.

I found the app to be super easy to locate and download on to my phone. The first step after the app was downloaded was to enter my zipcode and select my favorite stores:

free money saving apps

Once I selected my favorite stores, I decided to search by item to see what popped up. We are forever running out of milk around here, so I decided to search for milk. Here is what popped up:

free money saving apps

It looks like Giant Eagle is my best bet on a gallon of milk this week. What’s great is that you aren’t limited to grocery items with Flipp. You can search for backpacks, clothing and more!

Using Flipp, you can not only view your favorite sales flyers and search for the best price on individual items, you can also create a shopping list.

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Flipp can be downloaded for FREE on iTunes or Google Play!

Learn more about Flipp on their website HERE or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Whether you are an app junkie, or newer to finding and using apps like me, here are a few other apps that will make your back to school routine and life easier:

LaLa Lunchbox

Kids can help plan their favorite meals to bring for lunch. Users learn about healthy food choices as they browse through the customizable food library, and get to turn their “picks” into a readymade list for mom and dad.

Cozi Family Organizer

Families can manage their daily schedules with this handy app. tWith Cozi Family Organizer, users can keep track of everyone’s calendars while also being able to set reminders and edit appointments, on one shared account.

Here Comes the Bus

View the real-time location of the school bus! Users know whether the bus is on schedule so they can get their child to the bus stop right on time. With Here Comes the Bus, kids avoid missing their bus or waiting in freezing temperatures and pouring rain.

The Homework App

Help keep track of homework assignments with this handy helper. Users can view their upcoming tasks, get help with homework, and set reminders so that no assignments get forgotten.

WIN IT! I am thrilled that the folks at Flipp are offering 1 lucky winner from my site a $50 VISA Gift card to help with your back to school needs!

What am I giving away?

1 winner will receive a $50 VISA Gift Card

How can you win?

You can enter up to 5 times:

1) Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite app is (ANY app – doesn’t have to be a savings app). (Note: Scroll to the bottom of this post and click “Post Comment”. You must be on my site – you can’t do this through a reader.)

2) Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter:

Save on #backtoschool with @getflipp app + enter to win $50 Visa Gift Card! http://www.stretchingabuckblog.com/?p=92570

3) Fans of the Stretching a Buck Facebook Page automatically earn an extra entry. Just be sure to leave a comment here letting me know that you are a fan!

4) Subscribe to my feed or email newsletter and stay on top of all of the deals that I write about each week! If you already subscribe, please leave a separate comment letting me know that you are currently a subscriber (thank you!).

Who is eligible?

You must have a valid US address and be 18 years of age to be eligible.

When does this giveaway end?

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 5PM EST

The winner will be chosen via the random number generator at random.org and will be notified via email. Please note that if I do not hear from the winner within 2 days that another winner will be chosen.

Good Luck!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Flipp. Opinions expressed here are strictly my own. View my disclosure policy here.


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{ 124 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kelly D September 2, 2015 at 9:01 PM

My favorite app is Pandora.

2 Kelly D September 2, 2015 at 9:02 PM
3 Kelly D September 2, 2015 at 9:03 PM

I like your Facebook page.

4 Kelly D September 2, 2015 at 9:05 PM

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5 Tonya Atkinson September 2, 2015 at 9:07 PM

I think my favorite app would have to be Target

6 Tonya Atkinson September 2, 2015 at 9:09 PM

I am a fan of your Facebook page

7 heather September 2, 2015 at 9:10 PM

I like the apple maps app.

8 Kim H. September 2, 2015 at 9:19 PM

My favorite app is probably Fandango. I can go on and find tickets and times, etc. Love it!

9 Kim H. September 2, 2015 at 9:20 PM
10 Kim H. September 2, 2015 at 9:22 PM

I follow on Facebook (Kim Henrichs)

11 Kim H. September 2, 2015 at 9:22 PM

I am an email subscriber!

12 Elena September 2, 2015 at 9:30 PM

My favorite app is Instagram

13 Elena September 2, 2015 at 9:31 PM

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14 Elena September 2, 2015 at 9:31 PM

I like you on Facebook as Elena Istomina

15 Elena September 2, 2015 at 9:32 PM
16 Julie Wood September 2, 2015 at 10:09 PM

I like my Kohl’s app because it has helped me save so much money. And I have the Flipp app on my tablet and I use it all the time. It is great for looking at adds and making a shopping list.

17 Julie Wood September 2, 2015 at 10:10 PM

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19 Julie Wood September 2, 2015 at 10:12 PM

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20 Shellye Echeverria September 2, 2015 at 10:28 PM

My favorite app definitely would have to be twitter bc I’m constantly using it to keep updated with school, news and entertainment!

21 HS September 2, 2015 at 11:59 PM

I like Wunderlist.

22 HS September 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM
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24 HS September 3, 2015 at 12:04 AM

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25 Linda September 3, 2015 at 2:23 AM

I really love Valpak!

26 Cheryl September 3, 2015 at 4:18 AM

My favorite app is 2Do.

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30 Madonna September 3, 2015 at 10:22 AM

Flipp is my favorite app. I use it all the time to find who has the best price on items I need to buy that week.

31 Madonna September 3, 2015 at 10:23 AM
32 Madonna September 3, 2015 at 10:42 AM

I am a facebook fan as Madonna Dolin

33 tara pittman September 3, 2015 at 2:38 PM

I love the target app

34 Natalie September 3, 2015 at 2:39 PM
35 tara pittman September 3, 2015 at 2:40 PM
36 Natalie September 3, 2015 at 2:40 PM

I am a facebook fan under username Natalie Yarbrough.

37 Natalie September 3, 2015 at 2:44 PM

My favorite app to use is the cartwheel app from target. I use it all the time.

38 Lisa Brown September 3, 2015 at 3:23 PM

My favorite app is Evine Live

39 Lisa Brown September 3, 2015 at 3:24 PM
40 Lisa Brown September 3, 2015 at 3:25 PM

Facebook fan as Lisa Brown

41 Lisa Brown September 3, 2015 at 3:25 PM

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42 latanya September 3, 2015 at 3:45 PM

I like instagram app

43 latanya September 3, 2015 at 3:45 PM
44 latanya September 3, 2015 at 3:46 PM

I’m a facebook fan

45 latanya September 3, 2015 at 3:47 PM

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46 Mami2jcn September 3, 2015 at 4:44 PM

The Retailmenot app is my favorite.

47 Mami2jcn September 3, 2015 at 4:44 PM

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48 Mami2jcn September 3, 2015 at 4:45 PM

I like you on Facebook as Mary Carmen.

49 Mami2jcn September 3, 2015 at 4:46 PM

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50 Amy Orvin September 3, 2015 at 4:56 PM

I like the Ebay app.

51 Amy Orvin September 3, 2015 at 4:57 PM
52 Amy Orvin September 3, 2015 at 4:58 PM

I am a Facebook fan as Amy Orvin

53 Amy Orvin September 3, 2015 at 4:59 PM

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54 Pamela Gurganus September 3, 2015 at 7:11 PM

My favorite app is Cartwheel.

55 Pamela Gurganus September 3, 2015 at 7:12 PM
56 Jessica To September 3, 2015 at 7:13 PM

I like the Target app.

57 Pamela Gurganus September 3, 2015 at 7:13 PM

I’m a fan of the Stretching a Buck Facebook Page.

58 Jessica To September 3, 2015 at 7:14 PM

I like you on facebook as Jessica To.

59 Janet W. September 3, 2015 at 7:15 PM

My favorite app is the Kohl’s app! It’s my favorite place to shop and it’s so easy to use!

60 Janet W. September 3, 2015 at 7:16 PM
61 Janet W. September 3, 2015 at 7:16 PM

I’m a fan of the Stretching a Buck Facebook Page.

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62 Janet W. September 3, 2015 at 7:17 PM

I subscribe to your emails.

63 Pamela Gurganus September 3, 2015 at 7:19 PM

I subscribed to your feed.

64 Pamela Gurganus September 3, 2015 at 7:20 PM

I’m already subscribed to your email newsletter.

65 Julia September 3, 2015 at 9:43 PM

The app I’m loving right now is Periscope

66 Donna September 3, 2015 at 9:44 PM

my groupon app is my favorite

67 Seyma Shabbir September 3, 2015 at 10:01 PM

I love the Target and Harris Teeter app. Both help me clip internet coupons and save $$

68 Seyma Shabbir September 3, 2015 at 10:13 PM
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70 Seyma Shabbir September 3, 2015 at 10:17 PM
71 Barbara Montag September 4, 2015 at 12:09 AM

I like the Target app – we’re always shopping there!
thank you

72 Barbara Montag September 4, 2015 at 12:10 AM
73 Barbara Montag September 4, 2015 at 12:11 AM

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74 Ellie Wright September 4, 2015 at 12:48 AM

My favorite app is Word Crack game. but i could not live without Google maps either.

75 Ellie Wright September 4, 2015 at 12:50 AM
76 Ellie Wright September 4, 2015 at 12:52 AM

I like you on FB (Ellie W)

77 Ellie Wright September 4, 2015 at 12:54 AM

I subscribe via Feedly

78 Emily Smith September 4, 2015 at 5:15 AM

My favorite app is the Target Cartwheel app.

79 Emily Smith September 4, 2015 at 5:17 AM
80 Emily Smith September 4, 2015 at 5:17 AM

I’m a fan on Facebook.

81 rachel September 4, 2015 at 1:50 PM

McDonald’s has a fun new app that offers free food items sometimes!

82 Susan Christy September 4, 2015 at 2:22 PM

My favorite app is Target Cartwheel.

83 Susan Christy September 4, 2015 at 2:23 PM

I’m a long time Facebook Fan!

84 Elle September 4, 2015 at 2:42 PM

I love the Kindle app.

85 Elle September 4, 2015 at 2:43 PM
86 steve weber September 4, 2015 at 5:41 PM

My favorite app is Hootsuite.

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Im a Facebook fan of StretchingABuck

88 Linda September 6, 2015 at 1:47 PM

I like the twitter app..

89 Linda September 6, 2015 at 1:51 PM
90 Kristen September 6, 2015 at 3:44 PM

My favorite is TodayTix.

91 Kristen September 6, 2015 at 3:45 PM
92 Prasert September 7, 2015 at 12:56 PM

valpak is my favorite app

93 jeannine d September 7, 2015 at 3:19 PM

I love the key ring app. I can carry all my store reward cards in one place and it is less bulky

94 jeannine d September 7, 2015 at 3:20 PM

I like you on facebook (jeaninne drenchek-scavo)

95 Amanda Whitley September 7, 2015 at 9:20 PM

my favorite app is my pinterest app.

96 Cindy A. September 7, 2015 at 9:21 PM

I love the Xfinity TV Remote app!

97 Cindy A. September 7, 2015 at 9:22 PM
98 Amanda Whitley September 7, 2015 at 9:23 PM
99 Amanda Whitley September 7, 2015 at 9:24 PM

i am a fan on facebook

100 Cindy A. September 7, 2015 at 9:24 PM

I follow Stretching a Buck on Facebook as Cindy Aiton.

101 Cindy A. September 7, 2015 at 9:24 PM

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102 Cindy A. September 7, 2015 at 9:25 PM

I also subscribe via email.

103 Amanda Whitley September 7, 2015 at 9:27 PM

i am an email subscriber achadwick22 at yahoo dot com

104 Tabitha September 7, 2015 at 10:25 PM

Right now I’m addicted to hill climb racing!

105 Tami Vollenweider September 7, 2015 at 10:58 PM

I really like the weather app,to find out about the weather!

106 Tami Vollenweider September 7, 2015 at 11:03 PM

Email Subscriber

107 Tami Vollenweider September 7, 2015 at 11:09 PM

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108 shaunie September 8, 2015 at 12:42 AM

The cartwheel app is my favorite

109 shaunie September 8, 2015 at 12:44 AM
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111 shaunie September 8, 2015 at 12:46 AM

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112 Thomas Murphy September 8, 2015 at 10:27 AM

I like the Target Cartwheel app.

113 Thomas Murphy September 8, 2015 at 10:28 AM
114 Thomas Murphy September 8, 2015 at 10:29 AM

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115 Thomas Murphy September 8, 2015 at 10:30 AM

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116 Amanda Sakovitz September 8, 2015 at 1:06 PM

I love the twitter app.

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120 meredith September 8, 2015 at 7:48 PM

i like the cartwheel app

121 meredith September 8, 2015 at 7:50 PM
122 meredith September 8, 2015 at 7:53 PM

Im a facebook fan (meredith montgomery)

123 Tara September 8, 2015 at 10:59 PM

I like the BigOven app!

124 Tara September 8, 2015 at 11:01 PM

I am a facebook fan!
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