Coupon App Helps Caregivers Save Money While Shopping

For caregivers on a tight budget, going grocery shopping might be a stressful experience. Comparing prices on similar items across several stores might be the best way to save money, but it's time consuming and difficult. The Krazy Coupon Lady app lets caregivers pick stores they already shop at to find discounts on items they may need to buy.

When users first open they Krazy Coupon Lady app, they can give the app permission to access their location and then choose from a list of local stores they'd like to use coupons for. Big chain stores are included in the search, such as CVS, Meijer, Family Dollar, Whole Foods, Target, etc.

Then users need to decide whether or not they'd like to receive notifications and emails from the app. The notifications would be to let caregivers know when there are new coupons for the stores they designated during set up. 

The home screen on the app shows available coupons, too. Users can scroll through the selections and see if there's anything they'd like to buy. When caregivers see a deal they'd like to take advantage of, they can click the heart in the upper right hand corner of the screen and the coupon will save to their list of favorites.



Some of the "coupons" incorporate in-store sales and discounts from other apps, such as Ibotta. In general, the deals in-store have a photo of the price tag attached for reference. Every entry has a detailed view showing where the savings listed came from and how to redeem them. Sometimes it's a combination of in-store deals, manufacurer coupons and app deals. Users can make a list of coupons they'd like to use and another shopping list of items they need to buy regardless.

The Tips area of the app also shows a feed of more news-like content, such as companies mailing out free samples and articles about the retail world. The Brags section of the app allows users to post a photo of their shopping haul and share the savings they received with other users.

The Krazy Coupon Lady app is available for Apple and Android platforms.

Senior caregivers, let us know your feedback on this app and keep us posted if you discover additional apps that assist with caregiving duties and help relieve caregiver stress. You may also refer-a-friend to a senior caregiving job and win prizes weekly and monthly on Caregiverlist. 

- Paige Krzysko

Coupon App Offers Cash Back in Time for Thanksgiving

My grandpa used to go through the coupons that came in the daily paper to find the best deals at local grocery stores and then take me or my brother with him to go pick up the bread, milk or half a pound of lunchmeat on sale. These days for senior caregivers finding the best deals doesn't require scouring the paper insert, but instead using the Ibotta app to find local deals offering instant cash back. 

The main focus of the Ibotta app centers around grocery shopping and finding deals at chain stores, although other retail categories exist in the app as well. Users can browse by a specific category on the homepage, such as Thanksgiving. Once the category is selected, a list of all participating stores pops up and users can scroll through their specific details. However, even though the app collected my zip code as part of registration, the stores listed don't necessarily all have locations in my area. 


Oncer caregivers weed through and find the stores close to them, they can select an individual retailer and see all of the in-app cash back deals on products offered there. Once a caregiver decides to take advantage of a deal on a product, they need to "unlock" it within the app by pressing the unlock button. This brings up a separate page, sometimes with a promotional video for the product or a common recipe the product is an ingredient for. The bottom of the page displays an unlock button, and only when users click it will the deal be available for them to claim cash back on. 

Users can view all deals they have unlocked deals on under the Shopping List area of the app. Most importantly, users must upload their receipt from the store after their shopping trip as proof of purchase to access the cash back. Once the app accepts the proof of purchase, users will begging to build a total in the cash back area. 

Users have a few options for redeeming their cash back within the app. Once they build up a minimum of ten dollars, they can have it transferred to either Paypal or Venmo or select a gift card for a participating vendor such as Starbucks, Walmart, Express, etc. If users opt to receive a gift card, instructions on redemption are sent to their e-mail. 

The Ibotta app is available for Apple and Android platforms. 

Senior caregivers, let us know your feedback on this app and keep us posted if you discovers additional apps that assist with caregiving duties and help relieve caregiver stress. You may also refer-a-friend to a senior caregiving job and win prizes weekly and monthly on Caregiverlist. 

-Paige Krzysko


Holiday Shopping Made Easier By Coupons and Deals in App

When holiday shopping, it can be difficult to find the perfect gift at the best price possible. For senior caregivers on a budget, the price of gifts can be an extra stressor. Instead of scouring through newspapers and endless e-mails looking for the best deals, the Retale app offers users sale information for several stores in one place. 

When users open the app for the first time and allow it to use their location, a menu opens up featuring suggested retailers including Target, CVS, Best Buy, etc. Users can scroll through the list and star their favorite stores for a more customized viewing later.  The app then takes users to a home screen showing all of the weekly ads for those stores in their area on one menu. The weekly ads look just like the ads found in a newspaper sharing all of the special deals in that particular store. The app goes a step further and shows the store name, when the add expires and how far the user is from a location of that store. 

For stores with multiple pages to their sales guide, users can swipe their finger left or right across the screen to flip through page by page. Caregivers looking for gift ideas for loved ones without a particular item in mind will benefit most from this set up as they can quickly look through the deals presented and see if any of the items will work as a present for a loved one. The largest pitfall of the app is the inability to compare store to store the cost of a single item, or to compare deals in a category such as electronics or kitchen appliances. For finding the best price on the web for a specific item, users are probably better off searching online. 

Caregivers can also use the app to view deals on groceries throughout the rest of the year or to find places nearby with deals when in an unfamiliar area. The app also allows users to create a shopping list before they leave for a store and use a scissors function to clip coupons from the ads for electronic storage. 

 

The Retale app is available for free for Apple and Android platforms.

Senior caregivers, let us know your feedback on this app and keep us posted if you discover additional apps that assist with caregiving duties and help relieve caregiver stress. You may also refer-a-friend to a senior caregiving job and win prizes weekly and monthly on Caregiverlist. 

-Paige Krzysko

RetailMeNot App Offers Coupons, Deals To Save Money: Caregiverlist Senior Care App Review

For senior caregivers, pay often covers their living expenses but doesn't leave them a lot of extra for luxuries or unexpected purchases. With the RetailMeNot app, caregivers can search for deals nearby or at their favorite stores for instant coupons to save money and get more for their budgeted amount when shopping. 

Whether shopping for yourself or for a senior client, staying within a budget can be difficult when items come to be needed unexpectedly or cost more than you bargained for. The RetailMeNot app features coupons from big name retailers and restaurants, meaning caregivers should be able to find an applicable coupon for a purchase if they're comparing several stores. A feature within the app allows users to quickly search nearby offers by allowing the app to use their location. Retailers with coupons range from clothing stores such as Macy's, Old Navy and Express to restaurants such as Ruby Tuesday's, Papa John's Pizza and Quizno's to a craft store like Michael's. 

The app brings users to a homepage when they open the app that shows the day's most popular deals on a rotating list. The list displays the store's logo and a brief description of the deal- 30% off, for example- and then indicates whether the deal is for shopping online or in store. Users should use caution before getting excited about a deal displayed here, though- if the coupon says 25% off at Macy's, it can have more specific stipulations when opened further, like 25% off certain garden and home goods. The location search allows users to find quick deals around them if they're looking for a cheap meal or the best place to find a new sweater. 

 

The RetailMeNot app is available for Apple and Android platforms. 

Senior caregivers, let us know your feedback on this app and keep us posted if you discover additional apps that assist with caregiving duties and help relieve caregiver stress. You may also refer-a-friend to a senior caregiving job and win prizes weekly and monthly on Caregiverlist. 

-Paige Krzysko

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