You might know that clipping coupons helps you save money on groceries, and that major travel websites can help you save on airfare and hotels. But what if you could also save money on other everyday expenses such as doctor’s visits, parking, and cell phone bills?
Check out these 10 free smartphone apps that can help you save money on just about anything.
Have you ever had questions about your health or symptoms but didn’t want the hassle of making a doctor’s appointment and paying the co-pay fee? HealthTap offers access to over 35,000 licensed physicians who can answer your health questions for free.
Ask any health-related question, and get responses from several different doctors so you can benefit from multiple opinions and a greater understanding about your condition.
Shopping for a new car, but don’t trust local dealerships to tell you what you need to know? Download Edmunds to browse local offers on the vehicle you want, and learn more about how much that particular vehicle will cost you over the next five years in terms of repairs, insurance, and fuel.
If you’re battling skin conditions such as acne, eczema, or psoriasis, Spruce gives you virtual access to a certified dermatologist who can diagnose and treat your skincare problems. Download the app, take a selfie or photo of your skin condition, then share the photo with Spruce for diagnosis and treatment.
The app is free to download, and charges a $40 flat rate for the service — saving you time and money you would otherwise spend on searching for and visiting a local dermatologist.
7. Best Parking
Do you work or live downtown or smack-dab in the middle of the city where parking is a hassle? Download Best Parking to locate the lowest parking fees based on your location. Enter the hours during which you require parking, and let the app show you where to park to save money.
6. Opera Max
Do you normally accrue data overage charges due to exceeding your monthly data limit with your wireless service provider? Opera Max monitors your daily data usage and alerts you when you’re getting close to your limit.
The app also compresses photos, videos, and other media being sent via your mobile network, and lets you know which apps are consuming the most data.
If you travel frequently and always experience delayed flights, AirHelp is your best legal representation. Enter your flight details into the app and let AirHelp communicate with the airline regarding your compensation. If you’re entitled to money back, AirHelp transfers the money to your bank account, minus a 25% commission fee.
Stop wasting extra gas driving around to find the lowest gas prices. Instead, download GasBuddy to find the best nearby gas prices based on your location. You’re also eligible to win $100 every day just by logging current gas prices to help other users.
If you love shopping, browse virtual coupons for hundreds of retail stores in the RetailMeNot app. Select the coupons you want “clipped,” and show your smartphone to the cashier to redeem your coupons. Let RetailMeNot do all the work for you without ever having to print or cut out coupons again!
Next time you turn on the television or listen to music, launch Viggle and allow the app to hear the program or song. Upon recognizing the audio, Viggle rewards you with points you can then redeem for prizes, gift cards, or cash. Who ever said you can’t make money watching television?
If you enjoy watching videos or downloading the newest smartphone apps, SideMoney rewards you with gift cards in exchange for doing these activities online. Log into SideMoney, then take surveys, try new apps and games, and watch videos. Then, redeem the points you earn for gift cards to your favorite retail stores.
Looking for new ways to earn extra cash? Download SideMoney for your iOS or Android device, and take advantage of real rewards from your favorite stores by completing surveys, watching videos, and trying new apps!