I held out on getting a smartphone for quite awhile. I didn’t want the extra expense of a data plan. I didn’t want to spend more to purchase a phone. I rarely even talked on my phone and didn’t text at all. I basically kept it for emergencies or to find my family when we got separated in stores.
Once I finally got that smartphone, I saw how valuable a tool it can be. I’ve found that your smartphone can help you be a better shopper.
How Your Smartphone Can Help You Be a Better Shopper
I’ve had my smartphone for a few years, and in that time, it has helped me save money in ways I never imagined. It’s helped me find coupons and savings and helped me to be more intentional with my purchases.
Whether you’re contemplating your first smartphone or you’re a seasoned smartphone user, consider these money-saving smartphone tips:
Use your phone’s camera.
May the list be with you.
I also use my phone to keep track of gifts I’ve bought and gift ideas. And when it comes time to tackle school shopping for three boys, an electronic checklist on my phone makes it easy to keep track of what I’ve already bought and what we still need.
Map your trip.
Set the timer.
Do your homework before you buy.
Keep your store loyalty cards in one place.
Many smartphones have a “wallet” feature that allows you to store the information from all your store loyalty and rewards cards right on your phone. Since most people always have their phones with them, they can use this feature to make sure they don’t miss out on freebies and deals.