savings

  • Earny’s app gets your money back on purchases after prices drop

    Earny’s app gets your money back on purchases after prices drop

    A new mobile application called Earny has launched with the goal of getting you your money back. That is, the app connects with your email and Amazon accounts in order to track your online purchases and find your e-receipts, then price check those items to see if you got the best deal. If it finds a lower price, Earny will request a refund on your behalf and the difference (minus the… Read More

  • Paribus Raises $2.1 Million For Its Service That Saves Online Shoppers Money When Prices Drop

    Paribus Raises $2.1 Million For Its Service That Saves Online Shoppers Money When Prices Drop

    A service that helps online shoppers save when prices drop, Paribus, has raised $2.1 million in seed funding to continue to grow its business following the startup’s participation in the Y Combinator summer program and the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015, where it first debuted. The company’s idea is to take a process that consumers were used to managing… Read More

  • Mobile Savings App Ibotta Scores $40 Million

    Mobile Savings App Ibotta Scores $40 Million

    Mobile shopping app Ibotta, which got its start as an alternative means of saving money while grocery shopping without having to clip coupons, has now closed on $40 million in Series C funding to continue to scale its business. A testament to building something practical and useful for the everyday consumer, Ibotta has seen over 10 million downloads to date and a user base that has saved a… Read More

  • Favado’s New App Helps You Find The Best Grocery Deals

    Favado’s New App Helps You Find The Best Grocery Deals

    In my house, I have a small stockpile of shampoo and other health and beauty products that I’ve acquired for almost nothing, thanks to coupon stacking techniques that let you go into stores and walk out with vastly discounted products. I’m disappointed if I don’t save at least 50% of my grocery bill using coupons, if not more. But working the system to your advantage in this… Read More

  • A New App Called Milk Helps You Save On Groceries, Without Clipping Paper Coupons

    A New App Called Milk Helps You Save On Groceries, Without Clipping Paper Coupons

    The creators of coupon-code finder Honey, which helps online shoppers save at checkout, have now launched a new app called Milk (mmm…milk and honey…) that lets you save at the grocery store. The app is now one of many aimed at helping consumers save on consumer packaged good purchases, even if they don’t have time for clipping coupons from a newspaper. Today, there a lot of… Read More

  • Savings.com’s New App Called PriceJump Finds You The Lowest Price, Online, On Amazon Or In-Store

    Savings.com’s New App Called PriceJump Finds You The Lowest Price, Online, On Amazon Or In-Store

    Amazon has a reputation for having low prices, but that’s not always the case. Savings.com recently revealed via its price comparison tool that, half the time, Amazon had higher prices than its online competitors. Today, the company is furthering its price comparison efforts with the launch of an app that helps shoppers figure out where to buy for the lowest price across three… Read More

  • 8 Apps That Save You Money On Your Groceries

    Call it #RealWorldTech: the following eight mobile apps can help you save money on your groceries – even if you don’t have time to clip coupons. The latest, of course, comes from Groupon which has been steadily expanding beyond the daily deals space. But it’s only one of now many apps that not only tell you where to find savings, but actually pay you back for buying… Read More

  • 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

    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

    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