As prices at the pump climb higher, we are more motivated than ever to make smart money decisions.
Don’t worry. You don’t have to do it alone. Keep your Sprint phone handy and try some of these apps to help find the best deals and avoid wasted trips.
Getting directly from point A to point B is helpful not only for staying on schedule, but it can help you avoid burning too much gas by driving around lost or taking an out-of-the-way route. This app makes driving directions available on your mobile phone. It also can help by letting you find what you need quickly.
With Sprint Navigation, it's easy to find restaurants, banks, cafes, hotels and more from more than 10 million points of interest across the U.S. Use the “Search” function to identify nearby gas stations or even list area stations by the prices they charge for gas.
Your car is not the only thing that requires fuel. You won’t get very far if you don’t also fuel your body with food. But prices seem to be rising at the grocery store just as they have been lately at the filling station. Making and following a list is a good technique to help you manage your family’s grocery bills.
GroceryIQ is an app that could make you think twice about scratching out a list on a scrap of paper before you head to the store.
As GroceryIQ states on its website, the “intuitive and powerful” app allows you to “Build new shopping lists quickly by simply scanning the barcode for any product or using the predictive search feature. Customize the arrangement of categories within your list so you can check off items in an orderly fashion as you navigate the store. Keep your lists up to date on multiple devices with just one account.”
Among other things, the app allows you to email your shopping lists or find coupons that help you save money on your purchases.
You probably have been seeing those square, dot-filled boxes popping up online, in ads and in more and more places lately. With ScanLife and those boxes, also known as QR codes, you can use your mobile phone to quickly pull up coupons, product reviews and pricing information about an item you want to buy.
As the ScanLife team says, “Barcodes can save people money by showing the lowest prices, and they can launch other content like app downloads or video in one-click. ScanLife is already being preloaded on a number of Sprint devices.”
Companies are coming up with innovative ways of using these bar codes all of the time. You can read about some of the latest examples on the Scanlife blog