If you’re a frequent blog reader (and we hope you are, since you’re reading this one), you already know the value of social media in keeping you connected with friends, family and professional peers. But did you know that social media can also save you money?
Sure, spending money is fun, but saving it can be even more fun! Whether it’s a coupon code posted on a company’s Facebook page or a freebie revealed when you check in on foursquare, you can find plenty of ways to save money with social media. Here are a few of our favorites:
foursquare – Start by downloading the foursquare app on your smartphone, then “check in” to the network wherever you are. When you check in with your location, foursquare can give you access to money saving deals and bargains from businesses near your current location.
Groupon – Another site that provides free membership, when you join, you get daily emails with exclusive deals for restaurants and merchants in your area. You take advantage of these deals by purchasing through Groupon.
All4freebies.com – This website is updated every 24 hours with information and links to companies that are offering free stuff. Usually, these are promotional items but you can sometimes score some really interesting things like perfume samples or nutritional supplements. The site shows you a listing of current freebies and allows you to link directly to the web pages of the companies making the offers.
AnnualCreditReport.com – Hopefully, you keep an eye on your credit all the time, but that doesn’t mean you should pass up your annual opportunity to view your credit report for free. Once a year, you can access your report from all three of the major credit bureaus by logging into AnnualCreditReport.com. As you know, when it comes to the power of making money saving deals, a clean credit report and a good credit score go a long way!
Freeshipping.org – Another site that consolidates offers from other sites, this one clues you in to online merchants who are offering free shipping on the day you visit the site. If you’re already planning to make an online purchase, it pays to see if what you want is available from a merchant who’s offering a free shipping promotion.