Our Web Wonder Woman Jamey Ordolis loves showing us how to have fun spending money online, so we asked her how to have some fun saving. Here are some of the best sites, digital services and apps that can save you a bundle.
This is a wonderful go-to site for advice and articles on saving money, shopping tips and for daily coupons, freebies and more. Get to know their coupons and deals section to see how you can save on products you use all the time, but also spend some time on their blog for great ideas on how to "enjoy life for less."
Google can save you a lot of money if you use free tools like Google docs for creating and editing documents and Google Drive for sending large files. But the biggest money saver is Google Voice, which currently allows you to make free voice and video calls across North America, as well as dirt cheap international calls. A gmail account is free — and you can call any phone number — so it seems silly to ever pay a big bill for daytime minutes or long distance ever again.
Song downloads seem pretty cheap when you're clicking to buy, but they can really add up. If you've been shocked by a few big bills, it's time to try Songza, a free music streaming site that features curated playlists you can search for based on the time of day, your mood, an activity or event. From working out, to "entertaining cool friends," to discovering what's most popular, there's a playlist for every possible mood or situation. You'll still want to buy certain songs, but you can discover what you really want for free.
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Download the free GasBuddy app to find the cheapest gas prices wherever you are in the U.S. and Canada. The app uses your location to show you the prices at the closest gas stations so you can compare and save every time.
When you're out shopping, it's smart to check if the products you want are available for cheaper online and this app makes that easier than ever. ShopSavvy allows you to scan the barcode of a product to see what websites offer it and at what prices. Use it in stores to make sure you're getting a good deal. You can also up alerts on specific items so you know when they go on sale.
If you've got favourite sites or apps for saving money, tell us about them in the comments section!