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In this Saving You Money report, we introduce you to two cool apps that will do just that, save you money and put some back in your pocket. These two apps pay for every day things you're already doing.
Viggle and Ibotta --- Funny names for two apps that will leave you laughing when the money comes rolling in. Money saving blogger Amy Harvey told us about Viggle, the app that makes watching TV profitable! "All you have to do is tap here to check in."
Stacy Case asks, "And it has to pick up the sound from the TV for you to get the points?"
As your smartphone listens, it can identify the program you're watching. It's called "checking in" and when you do Amy Harvey says, "You get points that are redeemable for different gift cards for watching tv." Stacy Case asks, "For being a couch potato?" laughs
Amy answers: "--For being a couch potato!" laughs
The other money saving app with a catchy name is Ibotta. This one pays you cash back for buying certain products, usually necessities, like soup for example. Amy Harvey says, "We're going to do Progresso earn 50 cents and then you click submit and just that little process right there is going to give you 50 cents back in a paypal account for buying a can of soup."
If you don't want the money going into your own Paypal account, you can set it up to go to the United Way or a school of your choice. Amy's already made a nice chunk of change on Ibotta, "I've redeemed already over $100 dollars to my pay pal account just from doing my normal shopping. It's something anybody can do as long as you have a smartphone."
The take home message with these apps? Always hang on to those receipts & it pays to watch TV.
For a link to Amy Harvey's money saving blog, visit Fox17.com and click on Foxlinks. Now it's your turn, Facebook or Tweet Stacy Case with your own money saving ideas @Stacy_Case17
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