Valdosta Daily Times


August 11, 2013

Gettin' techy wit it, Na na na na na nana, Na na na na nana.


SAVANNAH — • Gigwalk

Gigwalk is this really cool app I actually just started using myself. You put in your location and it shows you various businesses in your area that are hiring not for jobs, but for certain tasks to be done. For example, I have seen some business that will pay $6.50 just for you to walk in their store and take a picture of a display.

While jobs are slim picking right now, the app is still new and will likely take off in the future, so it's good to go ahead and get acquainted with it. But for now, I'm totally okay snapping a picture for $6. Heck, that's a Big Mac meal baby!

There are several other apps that will “pay you money”, but these two are the only ones that I feel are realistic for the every day person. However, any budgeteer knows that it's not just about making money; it's about saving money too. Here are my currently favorite apps that save me money:

• Groupon

Right now my husband is planning a romantic, anniversary trip and he is using Groupon to make our itinerary. He's purchasing a romantic dinner for 50 percent off the normal cost and is even looking into offers for discounted tours and outdoor activities. I use Groupon on a regular basis to find discounted date nights and even order regular products. For example, a couple of months ago I ordered a migraine relief ice pack for just $3.


Walgreens has one of the best mobile apps out of all of the retailers. I really love being able to browse all of their coupons right on my phone. I just have them scanned right from my phone at the register. My app also alerts me to deals in the store. Thanks to the app last week, I bought a 24 pack of bottled water for just $3.95.

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