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3 On Your Side: Smartphone Apps That Save You Money

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By Jim Donovan

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If you’re looking to keep more money in your wallet, look no further than the smartphone in your pocket. 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan rounds up apps to save you cash from the supermarket to the gas pump.

They’re mobile apps that make saving dollars as simple as a click, swipe or scan.

Slash the cash you spend on out-of-network ATM fees by using an app like ATM hunter. The app — developed by MasterCard for Apple, Android and Windows phones — finds the closest ATMs with information on the associated bank, and can search by features like drive-thru, 24-hour service, and surcharges.

Before heading to the supermarket, check out an app like GroceryiQ by Coupons.com for Apple and Android, that allows grocery shoppers to search for coupons while on the go.

The SnipSnap app lets users scan printed coupons for discounts ranging from the supermarket to the mall to restaurants and save them in a digital format in a smartphone. The app can remind consumers when certain coupons are about to expire and send alerts when in a store that has a corresponding coupon.

In recent weeks, we have seen a pinch at the pump. Leave the car in the driveway and tap into a network of other cost-conscious drivers with an app like Carticipate for iPhone. It matches car poolers based on schedule, destination and location.

ATM Hunter: www.mastercard.us/mobile/atm-hunter.html

GroceryiQ: www.groceryiq.com

SnipSnap: www.snipsnap.it

Carticipate: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/carticipate/id285818837?mt=8

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