It’s that time of year again where all our money is spent sending holiday cheer to the ones we love. We wanted to help you save money this holiday season by showing you some of our favorite money saving apps for travel, shopping, and everything in between.

 

Traveling

 

GasBuddy

When you’re traveling a long distance, you want to make sure you’re getting the best gas price available. GasBuddy helps you do just that. This free app shows you the average price in town, and then gives you directions to the station with the cheapest gas. You can also earn achievements and enter to win $100 in gas every day. Who wouldn’t want to save money on gas?

 

HotelTonight 

Planning a last minute trip with friends for the holidays? This free app will help you find great hotel rooms at a discounted rate. When hotels have unsold rooms, HotelTonight offers them to you, so you’re getting the best rate. They also screen their hotels and only show one’s you’ll love. Download it today and have fun traveling!

 

 

Shopping

 

RetailMeNot

Stop clipping coupons to your favorite department stores and download this app! RetailMeNot takes all those coupons you’re most likely to leave at home, and provides them on your phone for you! Save your favorite stores, and those deals will pop up first. It will also find deals by location! RetailMeNot also has a deals app for electronics, travel, and more called Deals2Buy. It’s worth checking out for all those tech gifts.

 

Groupon

Like RetailMeNot, Groupon is a free app that provides coupons on your phone. Groupon, however, has deals for products, travel, and more. From Macy’s to helicopter rides, Groupon has the discounts for you. Plus, you can share your deals with family and friends on social media! So put down your coupon book and the scissors, grab your phone, and start saving!

 

 

Budgeting

 

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You know the familiar feeling of, “I’m going to be broke this Christmas?” You don’t have to feel that anymore because of YNAB! You put in your bank information and away you go. You can set aside money for bills, dining out, shopping trips, and even set a goal for how much money you want to set aside for Christmas gifts at the end of the year. You’ll be surprised at how much money you can save just by setting aside a few dollars  a month. This app is our personal favorite and we think you’ll like it too! The app is free, but the software is $5 after a 34 day trial. It is also free to students for a year after the trial! Learn more about their student discount here.

 

Santa’s Bag

Now that you have your Christmas Budget, this app will help keep you organized with your gift shopping. Santa’s Bag allows you to list exactly what you bought for each person, how much you spent, and where that present is hidden. No more wondering if you already bought your best friend a gift or forgetting to get your dad a gift. Santa’s bag has you covered!

 

 

The holiday season is full of stress. This holiday, don’t stress, download these great apps to save you money! Then you can take your savings and upgrade your apartment! Check out our website for details about great apartments in Tallahassee!

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