savings

  • A Dozen Apps For Finding The Best Local Deals

    It’s the Labor Day holiday here in the U.S. which naturally means that’s it’s a good time to shop. Retailers are buzzing about their Labor Day sales, with discounted prices and big cuts as they try to move the final remnants of their summer merchandise. If you’re planning on a shopping trip of your own today, here are a few apps from companies both big and small that… Read More

  • Mobile Savings App Ibotta Raises $20 Million From Netscape Founder Jim Clark & Others

    Mobile Savings App Ibotta Raises $20 Million From Netscape Founder Jim Clark & Others

    Big money for small savings: the mobile couponing app Ibotta, which lets consumers save money on grocery purchases, household goods, apparel, electronics and more, has raised $20 million in Series B funding, the company is announcing today. The lead investor in the round is Jim Clark, founder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape, and Healtheon/WedMD. He will now be joining the company’s board… Read More

  • @WalmartLabs’ Price Comparison Tech Will Soon Automatically Credit Walmart Shoppers For Competitor Discounts

    @WalmartLabs’ Price Comparison Tech Will Soon Automatically Credit Walmart Shoppers For Competitor Discounts

    Price comparison technology from retail giant Walmart’s R&D center, @WalmartLabs, will begin rolling out this summer on web and mobile, to show consumers competitors’ pricing and offer them eGift cards for the difference, if they could have saved more by shopping elsewhere. The announcement comes at a time when Walmart is facing a series of nationwide protests from workers… Read More

  • Savings App Ibotta Expands To Online Shopping

    Savings App Ibotta Expands To Online Shopping

    Mobile savings application Ibotta, popular among digitally savvy coupon clippers, expanded beyond savings on grocery items and other consumer packaged goods to include support for home improvement stores, restaurants and more late last year. Now, it’s launching a mobile shopping version of its service, which extends its savings to online retailers, too… Read More

  • Online Shopping Companion Zinc Save Automatically Finds Discounts For Puchases From Top Retailers

    Online Shopping Companion Zinc Save Automatically Finds Discounts For Puchases From Top Retailers

    Online shoppers now have a new tool to help them save money at checkout, without having to do much work at all. Recently launched shopping companion Zinc Save helps you automatically find the best price for the items in your shopping cart, and then pay however you want, including via Bitcoin or Dwolla. The service, which works as either a Google Chrome extension or browser bookmarklet… Read More

  • Ibotta Offers A New Take On Mobile Couponing By Offering Cash Back For Engaging With Brands, Then Buying Their Products

    Ibotta Offers A New Take On Mobile Couponing By Offering Cash Back For Engaging With Brands, Then Buying Their Products

    Call it a sign of the times, if you will, but a new mobile savings app called Ibotta has climbed to 100,000 registered users in the first 75 days following its release, despite having done little to no marketing or press. The app has been slowly climbing the charts, as well, reaching the top 75 in the App Store’s “lifestyle” section, and sometimes as high as the top 50, 30… Read More

  • TrustEgg Allows Anyone To Set Up A Trust For Their Kids

    TrustEgg Allows Anyone To Set Up A Trust For Their Kids

    TrustEgg, the Y Combinator-backed startup which will allow anyone to set up a trust for their children without expensive legal fees or detailed financial know-how, is finally moving towards launch by opening up access to their beta list today. The startup, like many of those in the financial services space, has faced a number of regulatory hurdles which has caused slowdowns, as well as the loss… Read More

  • Capital One Snags Mobile Savings Startup BankOns, Team Moving To Capital One Labs

    Capital One Snags Mobile Savings Startup BankOns, Team Moving To Capital One Labs

    San Francisco-based BankOns, an early stage mobile startup, has been purchased by Capital One and will now be incorporated into Capital One’s Digital Labs. This very young company was founded in summer 2010, and launched in May 2011, with the aim of offering tools that would allow banks to reward users based on their geo-location and their purchase history. Investors in the company… Read More

  • Pushpins Relaunches As Full-Featured Grocery Shopping App

    Pushpins Relaunches As Full-Featured Grocery Shopping App

    Today, Pushpins, the mobile app for saving on groceries, is relaunching as Pushpins 2.0, now a fully featured grocery shopping assistant. Previously, the app was focused only on delivering savings in the form of digital coupons and rewards to users who scanned UPC barcodes at the grocery store. With the update, the app offers everything a grocery shopper needs, including digital shopping… Read More

  • Greening the geek house

    Greening the geek house

    Go downstairs and check out your power meter. It’s probably spinning frantically. Why? Because you’re blowing electricity out of your home theatre set-up and home office like a fiend. Don’t worry: I’m doing it to. We all are. It’s the cost of staying online and entertained these days and, sometimes when I’m in the basement, I kind of get a twinge of… Read More

  • 8coupons.com For The Win

    8coupons.com For The Win

    Web 2.0 is in full-throttle and it’s becoming increasingly harder to start a great website. Luckily for 8coupons.com, they offer a service that any working class person will love. Coupons and discounts from local business are offered up for you. You can send them to your cellphone and sign up for alerts when new coupons are being offered. However, the site is currently invite only and… Read More