Everyone likes to save money, and few are as deserving of doing so as the small businesses of the world. These are just some of our favorite apps, plug-ins and insider tips to make shopping for your business more affordable.
Save money with online coupons
Finding online coupons that haven’t expired can be a frustrating process, but free plug-ins like Honey and RetailMeNot Genie do all the hard work for you.
When you’re about to pay for an online purchase, they automatically scan the web for coupons, test them and then apply the one that will save you the most money. You don’t have to enter any codes or leave the site – just accept the discount and pay, no strings attached.
Comparison shop automatically
Pricescout is a free price comparison extension that can save you major cash on online purchases. When you shop online, Pricescout searches the internet for the same product at a lower price. If it finds one, it gives you the option to buy it from the cheaper source. Pricescout also automatically checks for coupons for the product you’re purchasing.
When you’re shopping in person, you can use ShopSavvy to comparison shop in real time. ShopSavvy allows users to scan barcodes in stores and see if the price is a good deal. If the price you see at your local store is competitive, ShopSavvy will tell you; if it’s not, it recommends alternative stores that offer the product at a lower price.
This is not only a huge money saver but a major timesaver as well. With it, you don’t have to spend time (and gas money) driving from store to store price checking different items. Editor’s Note: ShopSavvy is owned by the same parent company as Business News Daily, Purch.
Optimize your credit card usage
Most entrepreneurs have at least two credit cards for business expenses. Using credit cards for business expenses is a great way to easily track spending and get points, but since different credit cards have different points policies, it’s easy to accidentally leave points on the table by using the wrong card.
Tools like Walla.by help people with multiple credit cards get the most out of their rewards points. Once you download the free app or extension, you input the type of credit cards you have, then, before you make a purchase in-store or online, you consult Walla.by, and it will tell you which credit card to use to maximize your points. Wallaby is also available on wearable devices like Apple Watch and Android Wear.
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