FREE $5 ExtraBucks from Shopkick – Yay!


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I just got FREE $5 ExtraBucks when I updated my Shopkick app! I have only been using Shopkick for a few months and I already racked up enough kicks to get a $5 CVS Gift Card! I am now working towards a Starbucks gift card. Plus, you can now earn kicks for every $1 spent at CVS when you sign up for Buy&Collect. How does this FREE App work? Shopkick gives rewards points just for walking into stores - even if you don't buy anything. Just walk in and open the app. It's super easy. Just … [Read more...]

To Backup OR Not to Backup???


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Guest post by- Michael Hayes Backing up shouldn't even be a question anymore. With the emergence of the ‘Cloud’, users can now backup most of their personal files off site. I for one still have family/friends that regularly ask me to try and recover data from failed hard drives or to move their data from an old computer to a new computer. I of course still do it for them, but I also introduce them to the ‘Cloud’. I’m not going to get into the nuts and bolts of backing up to the cloud. That … [Read more...]

Talking Nerdy- Santa’s Little Helper App for Budgeting Christmas


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If you haven't yet you should be budgeting for Christmas. It happens the same day every year so it should come as no surprise. I budget Christmas just like the rest of my bills. The key is to make sure I only spend what I put aside for it. Last year I found the Santa's Little Helper app and loved it!!! I used it for tracking all of my Christmas shopping. This app is fantastic!!! You can lay out the people you have on your list and how much you have budgeted for each. Within each person … [Read more...]

Talking Nerdy- CompareMe App (iPhone/iPad only)


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Ever find yourself standing in the store wondering should you buy the $1 item with 8 ounces or the 24 ounce package for $3.50? I find myself in this situation a lot. That is one reason I love this app. One of the Wiz Kids (I'm sorry I didn't write down the name) had mentioned the Compare Me App. I downloaded it and LOVE IT! You can very easily enter the price and qty of 2 products and it will compare them and tell you which is the better deal. The nice thing is if one product is in … [Read more...]

Talking Nerdy- Spotlight App Winn Dixie


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I love Winn Dixie and it is one of the stores I shop reguarly.  Their BOGO deals are great and it's a 50% savings BEFORE any coupons, isn't that a fantastic way to start a shopping trip! I was very happy when I found their FREE Winn Dixie app available for iphone and Android.  Every Wednesday the app is automatically updated with their current sales ad.  The app allows you to create a shopping list from the ad and you can manually add items to it.  And we all know one of the keys to a great … [Read more...]

Talking Nerdy- Rite Aid App


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While I'm not happy with all the recent changes Rite Aid has done with the new Load2Card program I have to say I'm very happy with the addition to the Rite Aid App.  The app is free and is available on iPhone and Android. Some of the features of the app are... Store Locator View Weekly Ad Make Shopping List From the Ad Transfer Prescriptions Refill Prescriptions Check Wellness Points and Current Level View & Manager UP's earned via Load2Card I love being able to see the … [Read more...]

Talking Nerdy: Debt Snowball App


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As any of you who have been around the page for more than a minute know, we are here to help you get to a debt free lifestyle. This is covered more in depth in the budgeting webinars that are offered, but here's a snapshot of what's entailed. This is a method and an app that I personally use that's explained in the webinars and it has helped us immensely. It's considered part of Dave Ramsey's method - the debt snowball. We have tried to do it on paper, but with figuring interest rates, it's … [Read more...]

Talking Nerdy- Key Ring Reward Cards App for Smart Phones


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My reward cards are all on a key ring and it is usually in my purse.  However most of the time they get eaten by the black hole that I call my purse or I change purses and they end up being left on the counter at home.  One thing I'm never without is my phone! I've found this great app Key Ring Reward Cards.  It is available on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7 or Blackberry.  On iPhone it is a free app, I'm not positive about the other platforms.  I LOVE this app.... I never have to worry … [Read more...]

Talking Nerdy- To Do List Pro App


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A wizards life is a busy life and I tend to be pretty forgetful. One thing I never forget is my iPhone. It's like an appendage. To Do List Pro App has been great for helping me stay organized. I always find myself sitting somewhere away from the house when I start remembering all the things I need to do. Having my list on my phone allows me to add to it anytime. I use another app for my grocery list and I will be highlighting that app in a later post. But this one is great for small list, I … [Read more...]

Talking Nerdy- Coupon Policy App


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One of the most important things in couponing in knowing and carrying your store's coupon policy.  In the linked article I told you why you should know your store's coupon policy.  But here is an easy was to have the policy on you. One of my favorite apps is Coupon Policy App.  It is available on iPhone, iPad and Droid for $1.99 (the designers website has the price listed as $0.99, I'm trying to contact them since its showing $1.99 in the app store).  I do have most of my store policies … [Read more...]

Talking Nerdy- Sale Price Calculator for iPhone


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I am a big bargain shopper and Sale Price Caluclator app has been a life saver. I love close out stores and any where that runs great clearance. But nothing aggravates me more then when the sales prices are not clearly marked. I can't tell you how many times I've stood at a rack of clothes and there is a 50% off clearance sign with an additional 25% off.... really I'm supposed to sit here and figure out the final price in my head? I'm big on knowing the price because things have a "level" … [Read more...]

Earn Money While You Shop


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You have seen the post on earning money on your smart phone through coupons, shopping, and watching TV. Here is a new app for you that can help you earn cash while completing small tasks while you're shopping. It's called EasyShift. You shop at places like Walgreens, CVS Safeways, Vons, Tom Thumbs, Ralphs, Krogers, Targets,etc and get paid for simple assignments! You can go HERE to download the APP and get started earning money! EasyShift is the fun, quick and easy way to earn cash on the go, … [Read more...]

Manage Bills At Home Or On The Go With Manilla


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I'm usually pretty good about keeping up with the bills and when they are due. I have to admit with summer upon us, we are running around more then normal and I've been a little forgetful. I just started using Manilla and so far I love it and I haven't even started using all the features available.  The best part is, its FREE! Manilla allows you to have all your bills tracked in one place.  You can set text or email reminders.  Once you sign up there is also an app for iPhone and Android so … [Read more...]

Talking Nerdy- Grocery IQ Shopping List App for iPhone or Android


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I do use a spreadsheet on my iPad for my shopping trips but I LOVE LOVE LOVE Grocery IQ. I use it to track the things I'm running low on during the week until I can sit down and do my spreadsheet. It's a great FREE app! Before I started using a spreadsheet it was how I did ALL my shopping list. The nice thing about Grocery IQ is that you can scan the barcode of an item and if it's in their database it will load the description for you. You can enter the price (nice for a price book) and … [Read more...]