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  • Deal-finding browser tool Honey now tracks Amazon price drops, offers hotel savings

    Deal-finding browser tool Honey now tracks Amazon price drops, offers hotel savings

    Since its launch several years ago, the deal-finding browser add-on Honey has grown its install base to 4.4 million users on Chrome, in addition to its smaller presence on Firefox and Safari. Initially conceived as an easier way to find savings by tracking sales and retailers’ promo codes, the company is now expanding its selection of online shopping tools to include an Amazon price… Read More

  • Target and Cartwheel apps to merge starting this summer, mobile payments and improved maps to follow

    Target and Cartwheel apps to merge starting this summer, mobile payments and improved maps to follow

    Target’s mobile app strategy will undergo a significant change, starting this summer. The retailer announced this week it will soon combine the functionality of its Cartwheel savings app with its main shopping app, in preparation for an eventual Cartwheel shutdown. The Target app will also receive a notable upgrade this year, adding support for an indoor map that shows your location in… Read More

  • Albert raises $2.5 million for its finance app that helps you save money

    Albert raises $2.5 million for its finance app that helps you save money

    Everyone knows the basics of how to improve their financial health: put money into savings, track your spending, reduce your debt, look for ways to save on your monthly bills, and make smart investments. Where people struggle is translating that knowledge into specific actions you can take today. That’s where an application called Albert steps into help. The startup, which has now closed… Read More

  • CollegeBacker publicly launches its college savings account advisory service

    CollegeBacker publicly launches its college savings account advisory service

    Paying for college sucks. And, unfortunately, college is getting more expensive just as having that degree is only increasing in importance as one of the keys to the kingdom of American success. I saved for college for years, working part-time jobs over several summers to help pay for the cost of my fancy liberal arts school degree (ask me about my job as a crawfish packer in Baton… Read More

  • Digit, a simple app to help you save, launches Android app

    Digit, a simple app to help you save, launches Android app

    Whether you’re working out of a dorm room or running a billion-dollar company, a little pivot can go a long way. At their worst, pivots can derail a company’s success, but at their best, they demonstrate a company is still attuned to its user base — no matter how big it gets. Digit, a fintech service that helps people save, launched a year and a half ago with the… Read More

  • Digit adds $22.5 million Series B to its savings account

    Digit adds $22.5 million Series B to its savings account

    Fast moving fintech startup Digit closed a $22.5 million Series B today just a year after closing an $11.3 million Series A. Ribbit Capital led the round with support from all prior investors including General Catalyst. This new round brings their total fundraising to $36 million. The San Francisco based startup, founded in February 2015, operates in the savings space and has been doubling… Read More

  • 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