27 Apr 2012

Saving money with a smartphone or iPad

Smartphones and iPads are just about everywhere nowadays, and one of the chief reasons consumers are buying these devices are the broad range of applications that come with them. These apps can do everything from play games to check the weather, but they can also allow users to save money in some pretty clever ways, reports Moneyville.ca.

There are several apps on the market that allow the user to scan the barcodes of items using their phone's camera. The app can then identify the product in question and check prices online instantly. This can help buyers avoid overpaying for an item they see in a store. The app will tell the user if there's a better deal online or if they really have found a great sale.

Other applications take advantage of the phone's GPS capabilities. Location-based applications can identify stores in the area and alert the user to any sales or special offers. Some businesses use applications like Foursquare to offer exclusive deals specifically to the people who use the app.

Just like the applications on a smartphone or iPad, affordable storage solutions can help buyers save money as well. There are many storage facilities in Toronto and other cities that can provide extra space at a reasonable cost to customers.

Jiffy Self Storage, a leader in Toronto storage solutions, is currently running a contest on their website for a free iPad 3. Visitors to the site simply need to match a few Canadian landmarks and they'll be entered to win the iPad or one of several other prizes.

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