The cheap Ebay for all of your ticketing needs. Whether you have made a last minute decision to see your girlfriend’s favorite band or your football team is in the playoffs, Stubhub is the way to go. It has become the largest and most well known secondary market ticket marketplace in the country. Stubhub is known as the ticket scalper of the digital age and if there is one thing that scalpers do best, it is cheap tickets.
Groupon is without a doubt the most useful and in my opinion biggest money saving app that I am featuring in this post. It allows users to search for fun events, things to do and products based on the location of where the user is in the world. I recently purchased a Groupon for a local winery where I got tour, sampling, chocolates and wine glasses for two people all for $20! I saved around $80 so I highly recommend this app if you are bored one day and do not want to break the bank.
Much like Groupon, LivingSocial is an online marketplace where users buy heavily discounted coupons for activities and events in their surrounding areas. Events such as beer and wine festivals, discounted dinners, discounted museum tickets and anything of that nature. LivingSocial is different from Groupon in a sense that it is heavily focused in the east while Groupon focuses mainly on the Midwest and Western parts of the country. With that being said, they both are convenient money saving apps to have on your smartphone when looking for new, fun and cheap adventures.
Much like Uber, this app will aid the user when partaking in anything entertainment related. Air bnb has mostly to do with when you are traveling places and let me just say that it is much cheaper staying at a person’s house in a major city than an overpriced hotel. I personally have never sued this app but my father lives by it. He tells me stories of being shown around New Orleans and Nashville when staying at an Air bnb’s house. In addition, the best part as my dad described it is that they more often than not will cook you food free of charge. This is not as creepy as it sounds though because other people rate user’s profiles who have stayed at their houses to let potential visitors know it is safe. Overall, my dad has told me Air bnb has saved him hundreds of dollars on lodging all over the world.
RetailMeNot is a great app to have in your possession because it is the largest accumulator of coupons for almost every store in the country. It goes even further where it can detect what store you are entering ad it sends you a push notification of coupons for that store. It distributes over 500,000 coupons for over 50,000 stores ranging from clothing, electronics, furniture, beauty products, pets, jewelry, home products, toys and travel.
Uber is a concierge cab driving service. It is not so much entertainment as it is a cheap way to get from point A to point B. It will help you get to your fun activity in a nicer and cheaper fashion than a regular cab. The first ride of up to $20 is free as well! And the best part is you pay through your Uber app and you request a close-by driver through your Uber app. I recently took an Uber in Atlanta and it saved me around $40 because Uber’s rates are that much cheaper than a local cab company.
Thriftbuddy is a fun app for any thrift store connoisseur. It also takes the user’s location and shows every thrift store within a 50-mile radius. Thrift stores are a great commodity when buying clothes and I know that have found some lost treasures scattered around in my local thrift shops! Do not sleep on this app because when you need that last minute costume for some event, a thrift store is your best bet!
Much like Stubhub, Seatgeek offers its users heavily discounted tickets to sporting and music events. The way in which it is different is that it is more user friendly and peer-to-peer in a sense that the sooner the date gets to the event, the cheaper the tickets become. This is one of my favorite apps to use to buy tickets and I would highly suggest it!
Gametime is almost identical to Seatgeek but it focuses solely on sporting event tickets. This app prides itself on its digital interface and the fact that a user does not have to print the ticket out beforehand. It also deals with very cheap sporting event tickets because of the last-minute phenomenon that is sweeping the ticket world. A user does not have to purchase their tickets way in advance before the big game because the prices will drop the closer and closer it gets to that game.
Redlaser is a unique app which scans the barcode of almost any product and gives the user more information about that product and what other stores including online retailers are selling it and for how much. This state-of-the-art technology was made specifically for smartphone cameras and I know I have saved hundreds of dollars using it because let us be honest, almost all products are cheaper online.