How Apps Can Make the Holidays Work Around You.

With Christmas just weeks away people are already going to the stores to shop for their friends and loved ones. The holiday season is the busiest and the most expensive time of the year and shoppers can expect to have a high credit card bill by the end of it all. Instead of going to the malls and spending hours looking for a gift that will be in the closet a few days later and rack up interest on your cards, there are easier and cost efficient alternatives that can make this holiday less stressful by downloading some of the latest apps that make the season work around you.

Active Hours

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Running low on funds this holiday season and don’t want to deal with the headaches of applying for payday loans? Active Hours is the latest payday app that will loan you up to a $100 and will be deducted from your next paycheck. What makes this app different from loan stores is you don’t need a credit check to apply. Members snap a picture of their hours that they’ve worked and upload it through the app. They will receive a response through email or their notifications on when they’re able to access their money. The app is designed for people who work hourly jobs and giving them access to their money early in case of an emergency.

OfferUp

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White elephant gifts can be the best gifts for people who are into vintage or unique items. The garage sale like app offers everything from furniture to cars, and even unopen toys and games sold by its owners. The prices listed on the app are reasonable and unlike the department stores you can talk down the price and get the items you want for even less. The only item that may be expensive on the site is the latest craze the Hatchimals which is going for $200 on the app. Its original retail price is $69.99

Wish

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With items made and shipped from China, the app offers clothes, shoes, accessories, and electronics. Recently the app has been promoting items for games systems for the PlayStation 4 and the XBox One including remotes and skins that are cheaper than what you would find in game stores.

Big Company apps

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Stores like Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, and others offer exclusive deals through their apps and websites that different from the in-store price. The best recommendation is to shop through the app then schedule for in-store pickup. This will help you avoid the lines and get your shopping done in time.

What are the benefits of using these apps

The best benefit of these apps is the notification feature. you can set the apps to notify you when a product is in stock or sign up for updates on sales and upcoming events to give you the edge over shoppers who still choose to wait in line for hours.

These are just a few of the hundreds of apps that will make your holiday season more festive by keeping you from flipping through the sales adds. The best part of these apps, they’re all free.

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