Time for this week’s Healthy Living, Healthy Budget post!!!
So who here loves apps? Last week I talked about how to get started when it comes to eating healthy, meal planning, and saving with coupons and sales.
I’ll admit, I’m a little more old fashioned, so I go through note pads pretty frequently. I’m working on letting my iPhone and iPad make things easier for me, but I may be a little stubborn. Just a tiny bit.
I do have a few apps that I do love to use for when I’m planning meals and doing my shopping!
- Grocery Guru.It took a few tries with a few different grocery apps for me to find one that I actually like. This one’s pretty awesome. It gives you the ability to create grocery lists, check your items off while you’re in the store, and share your list with other family members or friends in case you forgot something or need it while they’re out. The app can be used on the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.
- Saving Star.With this app, you can go through electronic coupons (which usually consist of the weekly coupons sent out by RedPlum and SmartSource) and have them added to your loyalty cards at your favorite stores. Then, instead of clipping the coupons (Tina, I heard you on the clipping!!), all you do is use your store savings card, and boom! They’re automatically deducted from your total.
- Weekly Ads.I don’t always have the weekly ads on hand. In fact, I usually throw them away after I’ve searched through them. When I’m out, though, it stinks when you can’t find the ad to compare the prices of something. That’s where this app comes in handy. You can look through all sales or choose the store you want, and then you can go through the list of what’s on sale for the week for that store. Love.
There ya go. Three apps, three different purposes, three ways to save money. All you have to do to keep the Healthy Living, Healthy Budget going? Pick the right foods.
On a side note, I’m so sorry this post is a wee late this morning! I was super busy enjoy this all weekend:
A 5-miler with my husband yesterday that ended with my two little ladies that presented me with these:
And this awesome fruit basket:
And these new Mizuno beauties:
I hope that all my momma readers out there had a BEAUTIFUL Mother’s Day!!!
QOTD: Do you prefer the old-fashioned way of list making or do you prefer apps? Which are your favorite?