Money saving apps on iPhone. how useful are they really?

skiltrip

macrumors 68030
Original poster
May 6, 2010
2,813
213
New York
I'm wondering how money saving apps are on the iPhone. Are they really useful? I'm talking about stuff like Coupon Sherpa, Yowza, That Redlight price scanning app, stuff like that. And if you know of any other ones, please mention them. I'm looking to possibly save a little money using my new iPhone that's coming. Hopefully to help convince the wife that getting this iPhone is a useful propostion. lol.
 

TSX

macrumors 68030
Oct 1, 2008
2,611
22
Texas
Well if you have to pay for the app your not saving money. Just go to retailmenot.com if you want coupons.
 

skiltrip

macrumors 68030
Original poster
May 6, 2010
2,813
213
New York
Well if you have to pay for the app your not saving money. Just go to retailmenot.com if you want coupons.
Most of the coupon apps are free, like Coupon Sherpa for example. I know retailmenot. I'm asking about the iPhone coupon apps. Thanks.
 

maturola

macrumors 68040
Oct 29, 2007
3,863
1
Atlanta, GA
Well, for what is worth I actually find myself using the redlight app quite often and I gotten some pretty good deals with it. I also use mint.app to manage my finances, it keeps me connected with all my account all the time, and its totally free.

hope it help.
 

malnar

macrumors 6502a
Aug 20, 2008
626
37
I found the Red Laser app helpful for a short time, then they were forced by Amazon to removed Amazon from their listings, had a clunky work-around for that, and I just stopped using it. Now I just use Amazon's app if I want to see if they have the lowest price. If they don't, it's doubtful anyone else has a price much lower than wherever I'm at.

I do also like Mint. I find their site much more useful than the app, but it's handy if you need a quick overview of your current finances.
 

ddavid

macrumors regular
Jan 4, 2008
212
0
I found the Red Laser app helpful for a short time, then they were forced by Amazon to removed Amazon from their listings, had a clunky work-around for that, and I just stopped using it. Now I just use Amazon's app if I want to see if they have the lowest price. If they don't, it's doubtful anyone else has a price much lower than wherever I'm at.

I do also like Mint. I find their site much more useful than the app, but it's handy if you need a quick overview of your current finances.
Is that why Red Laser became a free, ad supported app after I bought it? Amazon doesn't like people using their site. The same thing happened to Delicious Library App for iPhone.
 

bumzo1

macrumors 6502a
Jan 31, 2009
550
0
Dallas, TX
I used red laser two weeks ago to buy an air conditioner from northern tool. I was just playing around with it and I found that they had that very model on sale on their website but it wasn't advertised in the store. I showed them their website and it ended up saving me $80!
 

PracticalMac

macrumors 68030
Jan 22, 2009
2,773
4,470
Houston, TX
I'm wondering how money saving apps are on the iPhone. Are they really useful?
I have saved $20 in locating cheaper prices for stuff I am looking for in last week.
I know I saved more over the months.

I guess you saw this posting?

Well if you have to pay for the app your not saving money. Just go to retailmenot.com if you want coupons.
Paying $0.99 to (or how to) save $10 is a WIN right there.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.