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