Thrifty Thursday: Techy Mouseketeers!

How smart is your phone?

We all have them…. Some of them are just smarter than others; however, most of us, with the exception of my parents who still cling to their old flip-phones, have smart phones.  The question here is not whether we are techy Mouseketeers, but whether we are smart techy Mouseketeers?  Do you use your smart phone to help you save those valuable Disney vacation dollars?  You know, you need to save for that Dream Walt Disney World vacation!  Well, this week, let’s explore money-saving apps for our phones and/or tablets.  

Shopping online or at your favorite retail store!

Again, I know if you are internet savvy at all, you have found Amazon shopping.  Did you know Amazon has an app to make shopping easier? You can even search with your voice!  So now when you are in a major retail store simply scan the barcode on the item and instantly see if Amazon has a better price available.  Amazon app is available for iPhones, iPads, iPad mini, Android, Android Tablets and Windows phones. 

If y’all have been reading Thrifty Thursday for any length of time, you know I’m a big fan of using coupon savings to build the vacation fund, by paying the value of the coupon directly to the vacation pig.  What I haven’t shared is that I hate to clip those coupons!  RetailMeNot app has taken clipping out of the equation!   Never ever clip coupons again!  RetailMeNot app collects coupon codes for you, then you can also set up your favorite stores for easier virtual coupon collecting…. Remember these coupons are on your phone, not cluttering up your car or purse!  When you get ready to checkout at your favorite shopping spot, just show your coupon to the cashier to scan the bar code…. Shoppers saved almost $30 per purchase during the Christmas shopping season, according to RetailMeNot.  RetailMeNot app is available on the app store for android and iPhones. 

While you are taking those selfies, share your favorite products and your wardrobe with Cosign network.  Now, the Cosign app won’t appeal to those of us who have their own unique style to maintain; however, for those who are into the latest trends and don’t mind sharing where they shop, then Cosign can earn you vacation dollars as you snap selfies of your newest pumps, snappy shoulder bag, or great new outfit.  Take your selfie and, tag the items you are wearing with retail shop or website, and share on Facebook or twitter, then when your friends or followers buy the items you have tagged, you get a monetary reward!  How cool is that!  Cosign app is available for iPhones and Android on your Play store. 

Don't forget to feed your Vacation Pig!

Okies, that’s three fun apps that help you either earn a spot of cash or save dollars for your vacation fund.  How many more can you find?  Let me know as you explore your play store!

Each time you use the apps, be sure to feed your vacation pig and watch it grow!!!


Make your Disney memories magical, not expensive!

 Till Next Time!

 Leigh Anne 


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Leigh Anne, originally from Mississippi, lives in North Alabama with her husband and a menagerie of furry kids (FIDS), including dogs, cats, exotic birds, fish and a lionhead rabbit. Figment, her African Grey parrot, is named after Disney’s small purple dragon, Figment. She works as a motivational speaker and pastoral counselor. In 1974, Leigh Anne marched with the Enka High Marching Band in the Magic Kingdom daytime parade. Leigh Anne fell in love with Disney while on her Disney honeymoon with her husband in 2002. They have made an annual trip back to Disney to celebrate their anniversary every year since. Since they own a piece of the mouse with their Disney Vacation Club (DVC), some years they go twice! She also plans to be the grandmother that introduces all her grandchildren to Disney World first. She has a great start ~ 2 out of 3 so far! As a DVC member married to the best Disney shopper in the world, Leigh Anne has lots of experience in finding the most frugal way to have the most fun in the parks and resorts! Leigh Anne admits to being spoiled as a DVC member but is always on the lookout to keep their WDW vacations fun and frugal! She blogs at Queen of Hysteria and tweets @la_haygood

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