Use Your Phone to Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping


Looking to score some deals on last-minute school supplies? Foursquare (the app synonymous with “checking in”) can help you save your (lunch) money with these offers specifically catered for back-to-school season. To unlock a deal, fulfill the below requirements and then show your phone to the store’s cashier:

Best Buy: Spend $250, get $25 back when you check in and use an AmEx card

T-Mobile: 30% off accessories at T-Mobile when you check in

Utrecht Art Supplies: Save 20% off your purchase for checking in three times in 2 weeks

UPS Store: 20% off packing supplies on your first check in

Barnes & Noble: Get $5 back for every $25 you spend with your synced AmEx when you check in

jcpenney: Get a free personalization kit with selected purchases

Adidas: Get $15 back for every $75 you spend with your synced AmEx when you check in

Skechers: Check in at any retail store and get $5 off your purchase of $50 or more

FedEx: $10 off any printing order of $50 or more

Other sanity-saving apps to check out during back-to-school shopping season are SnipSnap, which lets you scan and save clipped coupons that you can then redeem from your phone in-store, and CardStar, an app that allows you to keep all of your membership cards directly on your phone—no more bulky wallet or overloaded keychain required. For even more ideas, see The Best Free Apps to Simplify Your Life.

Get more back-to-school tips here.


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