College Life

The 10 Best Apps For College Students To Save Money

When you’re a college student, saving money is an essential way to survive. From morning coffee to saving on everyday items, every bit of savings counts. If you like shopping, some of these apps will definitely be a help to you. Here are 10 of the best apps for college students that can help you save some money! 

1. Cartwheel

If you are a target addict (I think most of us are), then this app is for you. This app contains weekly deals on furniture, groceries, school supplies and clothes. It’s easy to use because all you have to do is add the deals that you would like to use and then apply them to checkout. Since target is a one stop shop for essentials, this app will surely save you big bucks in the long run.

2. Honey

As you know, honey is sweet, and this extension can get you some pretty “sweet” deals. If you are an avid online shopper, this will save you the hunt for coupon codes. All you have to do is download this onto your computer and press the extension logo to apply any eligible coupon codes.

3. Goodbudget

Some people have problems with spending too much. This app is not the cure all to saving money, but it sure helps. This app suggests how much you should save based on your salary and then a way to distribute the rest of your money into “envelopes.” Every time a part of your budget is used, the envelope frowns. No one wants a sad envelope! The best part is the pie chart that can be used to see where most of your money is spent.

4. QuickThoughts

Everyone has an opinion and this app pays you for yours. QuickThoughts asks you a series of questions and feeds you a survey. Each survey you do has a certain amount of money attached to it. Later, the money can be redeemed for iTunes giftcards. It’s basically free money!

5. Gas Buddy

If you are driving a car on campus, the cost of gas can really add up. Gas Buddy helps you save money by seeking out the lowest gas prices in your area. If you spot a good deal somewhere you can also make others aware of this money saving opportunity.

6. Walgreens

At Walgreens you can fill prescriptions, develop photos, or buy other things to accommodate your needs. This app allows you to track your Walgreens rewards for purchases, gives you coupons, and fill prescriptions with a click of a button. This is convenience at its finest.

7. Shopular

Almost every week money is spent somewhere. With Shopular, you have coupons and are notified about weekly deals from stores like Target, Walmart, and Best Buy. This app is best for extreme couponers at heart who are too lazy to actually put in the time and effort to cut out coupons.

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8. Ulta

Calling all beauty lovers! The Ulta app is an online shopping app and it can also be used to access ulta points and weekly coupons. So stock up on your favorite makeup, fragrances, and skincare while getting good savings.

9. Depop

Having clothes that you don’t wear anymore can be confusing. What can you do with them? Depop is a great place for fashion lovers to buy, sell, and even trade fashion items. What’s great is that you can set your own price points, negotiate with potential buyers, and rate your experience after buying or selling a product.

10. Nordstrom Rack

Designer clothes can be great quality, but not friendly for a college budget. With Nordstrom Rack, designer items can be bought at a discounted price. The great thing about Nordstrom stores is that returns are hassle free. So all of you boujee shopaholics can spend until your heart’s content…or until your bank account cries.

These are 10 of the best apps for college students to help save you money! Enjoy college to its fullest while still saving money. So have fun and happy savings! Share any thoughts or questions in the comments below!
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Anne Marie Roggow

My name is Annemarie and I am a student at Iowa State University. I like in fashion, photography and working out. In the future, I hope to see the world, be happy and fulfill my dreams.

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