Save Money When Shopping Online

With tens of thousands of people still out of work and the economy still limping toward a recovery, wise spending remains important. And with huge parts of life still happening on your screen, for many, this means saving on online shopping.

Here are some tips for saving money when shopping online:

Wait on every purchase 

Online retailers purposely make it quick and easy to buy the stuff in your cart. Outsmart them by waiting between choosing your purchases and actually purchasing them. This trick serves a dual purpose: First, you may find you don’t really need or even want the item after a few days. Second, the retailer will almost always email a coupon for you to use for the “forgotten items” in your cart.

Outsmart dynamic pricing

Dynamic pricing is one of the most powerful tools merchants use to get online shoppers to spend more. It involves using sophisticated algorithms and tracking to show shoppers prices based on their location, browsing history and spending patterns. Retailers learn each shopper’s price point and show them products in that range.

Fortunately, you can outsmart dynamic pricing by following these tips, especially when shopping for items with a wide price range, like airline tickets.

  • Clear your browsing history and cookies or shop with your browser in incognito or private mode.
  • Log out of your email and social media accounts.
  • Choose localized websites of international brands instead of being redirected to the U.S. site.
    Time your purchases right

Believe it or not, there’s a method to the madness of online pricing. Learning how to crack the code can help you unlock substantial savings.

Sunday’s your day to score cheap airfare, with Mondays being the most expensive day to book your tickets, according to Airlines Reporting Corporation.

Bookworms are best off shopping for new titles on Saturdays, as this is when Amazon and Barnes & Noble launch most book sales.

Shopping for a new laptop or desktop computer? Major retailers, like Dell and Hewlett-Packard, distribute coupons each Tuesday.

For most other purchases, it’s best to wait until the end of the week for the best deals. According to Rather Be Shopping, most stores roll out discounts and special deals on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Layer coupons

You may already be in the habit of never completing a purchase without doing a quick search for coupons, but even when you have those coupons on hand, there’s a technique that will guarantee the best savings.

Always use a promo code before a discount coupon. A promo code will take a specified percentage off your entire purchase while a discount code will take off a dollar amount. For example, say you have a 15% off promo code and a $5-off coupon to use on a $100 purchase. First use the promo code to shave $15 off your purchase. Next, apply the discount to bring your total down to just $80. If you’d do it the other way, you’d save less money.

Ask for price-drop refunds

Discovering that an item you purchased yesterday has just dropped in price can be incredibly frustrating; however, some companies take the edge off by offering to refund the price difference within a specific time-frame. Amazon, for example, gives a grace period of seven days from the delivery date to claim discount refunds. You can use camelcamelcamel.com  to monitor price changes on the retail giant’s website.

Use multiple emails for discounts

Many online retailers offer one-time promo codes for new customers, but you can be a new customer more than once. All you need is a different email address.

Don’t shop alone

Take advantage of the many apps, websites and browser extensions that can help you save money every time you shop online. Here are just a few you may want to try:

  • PriceGrabber – Use this app to compare prices on millions of products to find the best deal.
  • Rakuten – Shop your favorite retailers through this site for instant kickback cash.
  • Ibotta – Shoot a photo of your receipt for rebates that will go right back into your pocket.
  • Retailmenot.com  – Check this site for discounts and coupons you may have missed.

Online shopping just got cheap again!

Your Turn: How do you save money when shopping online? Share your best tips with us in the comments.

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5 Apps to Download this Holiday Season

Todoist
With the holidays coming, there’s so much to do! Keep it all organized with this top-rated productivity app. With Todoist, (iOS, Android) users can create and manage to-do lists, track completed tasks and set reminders for those last-minute oft forgotten holiday errands. Download the free version, unlock additional features for $3/month or upgrade to the premium version for $5/month.

Key features:

  • Task management — The app’s slick interface and many convenient features make task management easy, even when your to-do list is longer than Santa’s beard.
  • Prioritize tasks — Make sure you get the most important stuff done before moving on to your holiday wish list by prioritizing tasks.
  • Project goals — Set goals and timelines for when you want a specific task to be completed and let the sophisticated visuals keep you focused on your goal.
  • Reports — Track your progress on various tasks with the app’s measurement and reporting features.
  • Cross-platform use — Todoist lets you sync your lists across all devices for easy task-tracking and management.

Christmas Countdown
Get into the holiday spirit with the ultimate snowy countdown to Christmas (iOS , Android) !

Key features:

  • Choose from eight beautiful, holiday-themed backgrounds to customize your app.
  • Enjoy classic Christmas music without intrusive ads.
  • Unwrap a new virtual gift every day of December.

Christmas Gift List
Significant others, kids, parents, friends, workmates, gym buddies, great aunt Martha — there are so many gifts to keep track of this season! Ward off that migraine that starts forming each time you tackle your multiple gift lists by downloading this super-convenient app. The Christmas Gift List (iOS, Android) app will organize your lists and let you track your ideas, spending and progress as you shop. Gift-shopping is fun again!

Key features:

  • Set a budget for everyone on your list to help keep your spending under control.
  • Share your list with shopping buddies through Twitter and emails.
  • Easily cross gifts off your list by updating their status as you shop.

Elfster
If you’re planning a secret Santa exchange with your friends and family, you need to download this app. Elfster (iOS , Android) will let you create and track multiple groups of secret Santa exchanges and help keep things organized with its user-friendly interface.

Key features:

  • Set a delivery date for each group, along with a fixed budget and a customized message for all group members.
  • Invite friends to join a group through email, or by sharing a group link.
  • Assign a secret Santa for each group member easily through the app’s generator feature.

Your Turn: What’s your favorite holiday app? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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5 Online Resources for Autumn

Fall Foliage Prediction Map (website)
If you’re planning a road trip this autumn or just wondering when the foliage around you will hit its peak, you need to check out this map. The foliage prediction map uses statistical models to predict when the foliage will be most striking in every county in the country. It’s all you need to enjoy the best of fall.

Corn Mazes America (website)
What better way to spend a cool fall afternoon than by getting lost inside an enormous corn maze? This incredible website has taken all the guesswork out of corn mazes with its massive database of corn mazes from all around the country. You can browse corn mazes by state or town, find one on a map and download directions for easy travel. Corn Maze America will help you find the maze you need for an epic autumn adventure.

KOA (iOS) (Android)
Get ready for the camping trip of a lifetime! With its wide selection of campsites, complete with search tools, directions to each location with built-in navigation and several filter options for each search, the KOA (Kampgrounds of America) app will help you bring your fall camping trip to the next level. Many of the app’s features function offline as well, including campground information, search tools and driving directions, making the app the perfect accompaniment for a trip out into the deepest wilderness. The campgrounds await you!

BigOven (iOS) (Android)
The dwindling sunlight and falling temperatures of fall make it the perfect time of year to break out the mixing bowl and whip up some hearty homemade goodies. And if you need some tried-and-true recipes to make it happen, there’s an app for that! Download BigOven for access to more than a half-million recipes that will help you bring autumn into your kitchen. On the super-popular app, you’ll find the secret to making delectable pumpkin pie, butternut squash soup, mashed potatoes and gravy and so many other fall favorites. Don’t forget to check out the other fun features; like money-saving hacks for using up your leftovers, a grocery-shopping organizer and so much more.

LeafSnap (iOS) (Android)
Are you a genuine tree-hugger who always wants to learn more about the beautiful foliage around you? The info you need is just a download away! LeafSnap is a free app that can identify 90% of all known species of plants and trees. Just snap a photo of a leaf and the app will identify the kind of tree it came from in seconds. Your nature walks will never be the same!

Your Turn: What’s your favorite app for autumn? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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4 Back-to-School Apps for Parents and Students

myHomework (iOS, Android)
It’s not easy to keep up with assignments, projects and scheduled tests from so manySeptFeatured2020_school-app-icon different classes. Help your child stay on top of their work this year with the myHomework app. With color-coded classes to keep things organized and automatic reminders before looming due dates, the app is super-easy to use. The free version of the app includes assignment tracking, due date reminders, syncing between classes and homework widgets, while the paid version, at just $4.99 a year, offers an ad-free upgrade with file attachment support, enhanced app widgets, external calendar access, a homework import feature and more.

LaLa Lunchbox (iOS)
This adorable app makes meal planning fun again! No more arguments and frustrationsSeptFeatured2020_lalaapp about what to prepare for lunch; with your child on board, it’s easy as pie. Let your child set up a profile with a selected monster avatar, and choose a virtual meal from the LaLa Lunchbox’s food library by dropping their chosen foods into the monster’s mouth. The app will tell the parents what to buy in the grocery store so they can prepare the lunch their kid wants. Parents can also customize the food options for specific diets, and all the choices are preselected by a dietician. Meal planning, done!

Cozi Family Organizer (iOS, Android)
Between school schedules, meet-the-teacher nights, after-school activities and more,SeptFeatured2020_cozi-app parents have lots to keep track of at the start of a new school year. The free Cozi app helps keep the entire family organized with a synced family schedule and color-coded calendar that streamlines across multiple devices. Save grocery lists and recipes on the app, and keep a running to-do list on Cozi to keep on top of all your errands and chores. You can even manage a family journal on the app for the ultimate in sharing!

Bear Focus Timer (iOS, Android)
If you’ve got a little one at home who has trouble focusing on their tasks, the Bear FocusSeptFeatured2020_bear-school-app Timer (BFT) app might be just what you need. The no-frills Pomodoro-style timer is created to help the smallest of minds stay focused on their homework, chores or other activities with the help of simple schedules and white noise. You won’t find a lot of bells and whistles on this $1.99 app, but the timer allows the user to customize focus times and break times for the ultimate in productivity.

Back-to-school season can be frenzied as the family adjusts to a new routine and schedule. Let these apps help you keep calm and organized so the entire family can ace the start of the new school year.

Your Turn: What’s your favorite back-to-school app? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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parent24.com
gazelle.com

 

 

The Top 6 Photo Apps for Summer

Open Camera (Android)Open Camera
This free camera app can be used alongside, or in place of, your phone’s default camera. Multiple focus modes, nifty color effects, exposure compensation and an overlay grid can help you take your photos to a professional level. New versions of the app include manual ISO and exposure, and aperture control on supported devices. Snap a picture via touch, or take the perfect selfie with the app’s voice commands. Just say “cheese!”

Darkroom (iOS)DarkRomm app
If you’re looking for a camera app that offers the ultimate in control, look no further than Darkroom. This iOS app earned a 4.8 rating out of 5 in the App Store for its broad array of customization features, including hue, saturation, luminosity and curves. Create your own filters and adjust your portrait mode with advanced tools and unlock more features with an in-app purchase.

Pixlr (iOS)Pixlr
There are no intrusive ads or clickbait on this photo-editing app; just a smooth editing experience that offers hundreds of fun effects, like stickers, frames, collage options and more. You can even save your edits with the Favorite button to copy them for your next photo. Bring on the creativity!

Cymera (iOS, Android)Cymera
One of the most popular photography apps on the market, Cymera offers a wide array of options in picture doctoring. The app makes it effortless to cover up blotchy skin and lets users stretch and slim their bodies with its controversial shaping tool. Make your photos shine with more than 100 filters, accessorize with stickers, masking, framing options and apply handwritten messages directly onto your photos. Cymera will satisfy even the most obsessive selfie-taker.

Prisma (iOS)AugustFeatured2020_Prisma
If you’re into photography as an art, try Prisma. This free photo-editing app uses artificial neural networks to make your pictures look like they were painted by Picasso, Munch or Salvador Dali. The app also offers an online community like Instagram, allowing you to share your photos or link them to an external social media app.

Snapseed (iOS, Android)SnapSeed
This mega-popular photo app offers powerful editing for beginners and advanced users alike. Bring your everyday photos up a notch by adjusting their exposure and color, and use the app’s features for smoothing skin and brightening eyes. You can crop, rotate and sharpen your photos for that perfect perspective, and remove unwanted objects with the healing feature. Brushes enable selective editing, and enhancements include vignette, lens blur and double exposure. The “last edits” option will save you time by allowing you to apply identical edits across a large batch of photos.
Use your chosen photo apps to make summer 2020 a season to remember.

Your Turn:
What’s your favorite photo app? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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7 Apps to Download this Summer

Project Noah logo - patch-like representation of an embroidered leaf over on greenstitched field with gold stitched edging/borderProject Noah
Give your kids a super-fun experience this summer without leaving your backyard. This free app will act like an interactive field guide, coaching kids on the flora and fauna that can be found right outside their homes. Project Noah lets users upload photos of what they’ve found so they can learn even more about local plants and animals.

GetMyBoatget my boat logo - aqua dolphin silhouette over Get My Boat text
Nothing beats a day out on the waves, but if you don’t own your own boat it can get pricey fast. Enter GetMyBoat. The free app works just like Airbnb for boats, with more than 35,000 boats, from kayaks to yachts, available for rent in 135 countries around the world.

Back2SchoolCountdownBack to School Countdown logo corkboard background wiht #2 pencil and title in chalkboard fontforegorund
The back-to-school countdown takes on extra intensity this year with school being out of the classroom for nearly six months in most of the country. When your kids are driving you up the wall and it’s doubtful you’ll make it through the summer with your sanity intact, check out Back2SchoolCountdown. For just 99 cents, you can check how much time is left until the first day of school, down to the second. The app won’t magically get your kids to behave, but it’s the next best thing!

SkyGuideSkyGuide logo - blue gradient background with stylized illustration of Little Dipper constellation
Turn an ordinary night into the extraordinary with this fantastic app. For a one-time fee of $1.99, you’ll have a complete guide to the inky night sky right inside your pocket. Learn how to spot constellations, planets and satellites by pointing your smartphone toward the sky. SkyGuide works well even in weak data signal zones, making it the perfect accessory for your camping trip.

PackPointPackPoint logo - ilustrated white suitcase with stylized sun coming up behind suitcase on teal background.
Nothing kills a vacation like pulling open your suitcase only to find you’ve forgotten your cellphone charger. Or your toothbrush. Try the free PackPoint app and never forget an essential item again. You’ll plug in your trip details, whether it’s a family road trip, a business convention or a romantic beachside getaway. The app will use your itinerary and the forecast weather at your vacation destination to draw up a packing list, chargers and toothbrushes included. PackPoint will even save your packing list to make your next trip that much easier.

GeoZillaGeoZilla logo white location pin in White with large capital G on bright aqua background
If you’ve ever been to a crowded amusement park or music festival and lost sight of your friends, you need to download GeoZilla. The app lets you track your friends or family members, and keep contact with them via group chat or a check-in feature. GeoZilla takes the stress out of a trip — without draining your phone’s battery.

Surflinesurfline logo - stylized white drop with two blue swirls over blue background
If you have plans to hit the waves this summer, you may want to download this free app before grabbing your surfboard. With more than 100 live-streaming HD cameras at breaks all over the U.S., Surfline provides users with the most accurate surf reports and forecasts. Data is available for thousands of surf spots around the world, up to five days in advance. Surf’s up!

Your Turn:
What’s your favorite summertime app? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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geozilla.com
surfline.com

Meditation Apps

round corner button with "calm" in script fontCalm
With more than 50 million downloads and 700,000 5-star reviews, Calm is one of most popular meditation apps on the market. Proud to hold the title of Google Play Editor’s Choice of 2018, Calm’s simple approach makes it a favorite among users around the world.

The app offers instructional guides for meditation, sleep stories and tips for a truly restful night’s sleep, exclusive music to help you relax and audio programs teaching users how to engage in complete mindfulness. The app also features Calm Kids, a section designed with kids aged 3-17 in mind.

You can try the app at no cost for a week and then pay the annual subscription price of $69.99, or choose to spend $399.99 upfront for lifetime access.

Pros

    • The introductory weeklong course is comprehensive, engaging and completely free.
    • “Daily Calm,” the 10-minute mindfulness session, is short enough to squeeze into an overcrowded schedule, but long enough to leave you feeling relaxed.
    • Users can customize the timelines of their goals.
    • Provides insightful guidance for overcoming difficulties when learning meditation.
    • The design of the app is very calming, with soothing visuals and sounds.

Cons

    • Free version of the app is very limited.
    • Some users find the app’s constant verbal guidance to be intrusive and annoying.

orange dot on with round corner buttonHeadspace
Headspace is the “dinosaur” in the market of meditation apps, but its high ratings across 300,000 reviews in the App Store place it way up there with newer apps of its kind.
You can try the app at no cost for two weeks, and then you’ll automatically be enrolled in an annual subscription at $69.99 a year. A monthly subscription of $12.99 will give you a week’s free trial. You can always cancel your subscription after trying out the app. The paid version unlocks many features, including mini meditations, sleep training and in-depth coverage and instructional guides on themes, like stress reduction and gaining confidence.

Pros

    • Attractive interface and easy to use.
    • Animations are fun and engaging.
    • Daily meditations are tracked so you can see your progress.

Cons

    • Free version is limited to 10 short sessions.
    • App requires high levels of self-discipline for success.

mindfulnessMindfulness
This app’s name tells it like it is: an app designed to train you in mindfulness. From improving the quality of your sleep to learning to understand your emotions, there’s a module for everyone on The Mindfulness App. It’s free for the first week, but the paid version, at $69.99 a month, gives you access to courses on relationships, focus and calmness, along with more than 250 guided meditations.

Pros

    • Timed sessions allow users to squeeze in a meditation even when they can only spare a few minutes. These sessions are also customizable and can be silent or guided.
    • Allows users to track the progress of their meditation journeys.

Cons

    • App is designed for beginners, and will not provide in-depth tutorials on advanced meditation like other apps.

Your Turn:
What’s your favorite meditation app? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Best Meditation Apps

Video Conferencing Apps: Zoom vs. Skype vs. Google Hangouts

Zoom logoZoom
While businesses across the country are bleeding money and struggling to make payroll since the coronavirus pandemic hit, the cloud-based video conferencing platform has been enjoying an unparalleled explosion in downloads. In the third week of March, 2020, communication apps took the first spot as the most downloaded apps. Zoom was No. 1, with close to 20 million downloads in just one week according to data provided by analytics firm Sensor Tower. The app was installed about 3.7 times more than Skype and 8.6 times more than Google Hangouts since the pandemic hit.

The app is free for one-on-one users and pricing generally starts at $14.99 a month. With the pandemic forcing millions of people to work or learn from home, Zoom is now offering free downloads until normal life resumes.

Best features
Zoom’s exceptional popularity is likely thanks to its functionality. It is easy to set up and offers high-quality videos and calls. You can also choose to record a class, meeting or virtual party.

Zoom also has lots of nifty features, making it especially popular with millennials. The app’s beautification feature helps you look your best on screen, and virtual backgrounds allow you to swap out the messy room behind you for fun screens, like the Milky Way or the interview area from “The Office.”

Glaring glitches
Many users don’t like the almost omniscient power Zoom gives the host of the conference, which can include checking to see if you’ve been focusing on the meeting you were virtually attending, or maybe Facebooking in another window. Creepy, much? Some users think so.

The explosion of Zoom users during the pandemic has also led to the disturbing new trend of “Zoombombing.” In this 21st century equivalent of a prank call, online trolls disrupt public meetings and make a general nuisance of themselves.

skypeSkype
Microsoft’s Skype introduced the concept of video calls to the world. While Microsoft has let its plans to discontinue the app and replace it with Microsoft Teams slip out, Skype is still wildly popular, especially with businesses, throughout the world. Skype to Skype calls are free, but calls to landlines and mobile devices without Skype start at $2.99 a month. Skype for Business starts at $2 per user per month.

Best Features
Skype lets you hold HD video conferences with up to 250 people. You can also screen-share on the platform, record your conferences, blur your background and share all kinds of files of up to 300 MB through your call window. The app also features live subtitles and real-time translation, making it the perfect choice for conferences that include participants from around the world.

Glaring Glitches
Skype is easy to use if you’re participating in a conference, but users complain that setting up a conference and inviting people to join can be complicated and full of glitches.

google-hangoutsGoogle Hangouts
Google’s contribution to the videoconferencing market is always free, but requires a Google account. Hangouts Meet, the business version of Hangouts, can only be started by subscribers to G Suite, which starts at $6 a month. Google is now providing free access to Hangouts Meet through July 1, 2020.

Best Features
Google Hangouts users claim the platform is easy to use and integrates quickly with the Google ecosystem. The app can also be used to make free international calls to many countries. Hangouts also beats its competitors in playfulness. For instance, the app lets you add fun emojis, stickers and GIFs to your chat.

Glaring Glitches
Google Hangouts was designed with Chrome users in mind, so it doesn’t always work well on other browsers. Conferences are also limited to 25 participants and cannot be recorded. Some users have also complained about the quality and dependability of the videos on the app.

Platforms Compared

AppsRecording OptionAlways FreeHigh QualityMax Participants
ZoomYesNoYesNo
SkypeYesYesNoNo
Google HangoutsNoYesNoYes

Your Turn:
What’s your favorite video conferencing app? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Save Big With Prescription Apps

GoodRxgood rx logo
GoodRx promises robust savings on all your medications. There’s no need to share your email address, phone number or even Facebook account to enjoy the advantages of GoodRx. Just download the app, search for your medication and start saving money today! GoodRx claims to save Americans an average of three billion dollars a year on medication costs.

Best features
GoodRx discounts are accepted at 70,000 pharmacies nationwide, including major retailers like Costco, Kroger, Wal-Mart, CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens. On average, GoodRx also offers the steepest discounts on medications compared to competing apps. It does an especially great job at highlighting $4 generics and select medications that are completely free with membership status.

The paid version of the app, GoodRx Gold, promises to save users 90 percent on most drugs, offering 1,000 medications for less than $10. At $5.99/month for individuals and $9.99/month for up to six family members, including your pets, the premium version of the app is generally worth the price for users with chronic conditions requiring ongoing medication. GoodRx Gold also offers online physician consultations for just $10, so you can get that script without a traditional doctor’s visit.

Glaring Glitches
GoodRX’s most glaring issue seems to be its failure to consistently deliver as promised. While the app’s commercials will have you believe you can easily save 80 percent off most prescription drugs, many users complain that the actual savings they ultimately enjoyed through the app amounted to far less. Some users also dislike the app’s interface, calling it clumsy and dated.


SingleCareSingleCare logo
Like GoodRx, SingleCare promises steep savings on your medications. There is no membership fee or sign-up information required to download, and there is no paid, premium version of the app.

Best Features
Users love SingleCare’s sleek and modern interface, which makes it a pleasure to use.

Glaring Glitches
With just 35,000 participating pharmacies across the country, SingleCare can be used in only about half the number of pharmacies as GoodRx.

Users also found that SingleCare’s savings tended to be less significant than those offered by GoodRx. It’s important to note, though, that this is not a hard and fast rule, and that SingleCare’s discounts are sometimes steeper than those offered by GoodRx.


RxSaverrx saver logo
RxSaver, formerly called LowestMed.com, is another free discount prescription finder owned by coupon giant RetailMeNot. With savings on thousands of meds and acceptance at 60,000 pharmacies across the country, RxSaver is a favorite among many prescription-fillers.

Best Features
The RxAdvocacy Program, the premium version of RxSaver, offers thousands of dollars in savings on expensive drugs. You’ll need to pay $50 a month and register for The RxAdvocacy Program. But, for individuals relying on expensive ongoing medication that is not fully covered by insurance, this can be a great money-saver. RxSaver also features an attractive, updated interface.

Glaring Glitches
When you input medication info into the app, RxSaver will only show you its preferred pharmacies and prices. You’ll need to click a “see more” button to view the medication info at other pharmacies. This extra step can mean missing out on some of the best prices in your neighborhood. RxSaver also consistently fails to highlight free options available in users’ areas.


How they stack up
Note: When using an app primarily for saving money, the most important factor when choosing one to use will be how much each app can help you save. Dozens of testers have tried these three apps, and most have found that GoodRx tended to offer the lowest prices on most meds. However, there were several meds that the other apps feature for half the price or less—and that medication may be the one you need. If you’re looking for a prescription app to help you save money on a medication you require on an ongoing basis, it’s best to test all three apps and see which offers the steepest discount on that particular medication.

 

AppMost Widely AcceptedPaid VersionHighlights Free MedsSleek Interface
GoodRxYesYesYesNo
SingleCareNoNoNoYes
RxSaverNoYesNoYes

 


Your Turn:
What’s your favorite prescription app? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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singlecare.com – How SingleCare works
trustpilot.com Review of SingleCare
clark.com Review of Good Rx
goodrx.com Review
sitejabber.com Review of GoodRx
Retail Me Not RxSaver Review
SingleCare vs GoodRx

Free Apps for Kids

Scholastic
The leading educational company has set up a “Learn From Home” website with free daily courses for kids ages K-12.

Zoom
The popular video conferencing app is offering free service during the coronavirus outbreak. It’s also lifted its 40-minute limit on conferences, making the app a perfect choice for hosting your child’s classroom learning, or even a video chat with friends.

Neou Fitness for Kids
Help your kids stay fit through the pandemic with this super-fun fitness app for kids ages 4-12. The app offers a selection of 10-20 minute exercise classes and is free for the first 30 days.

Issa’s Edible Adventures
If your child is an aspiring chef, they’ll love this free cooking app, in which gamers race to collect ingredients from around the world and use them to create a requested cross-cultural dish.

SmartMusic
The popular music practice app is offering free service through June 30 for all schools impacted by COVID-19. The app includes practice tools like a tuner, metronome and fingerings, along with an extensive music library and immediate assessment of pitch and rhythm.

DuckDuckMoose
The adorable educational app for kindergartners and preschoolers makes learning super-fun! The app is always free and features a delightful array of characters, a brightly colored interface, and a special focus on maps and puzzles.

World of Cents
The NCUA’s free money app is the perfect way to teach your kids about personal finances. They’ll learn all about earning, spending, saving and more through the app’s fun games designed for kids ages 5-10.