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Advisors know that small changes can add up to big savings for clients. Smartphones make it easier for your clients to use technology to save money and track spending.

Flipp

Flipp is a free app that can be downloaded onto Android, Apple and BlackBerry devices. The Flipp app aggregates flyers from retail stores that can be customized by postal code. Users review the flyers, and then clip sale items to a board. When shopping, customers can show the flyer price to the cashier to price match without flipping through pages of paper flyers. The app also lets users search by item to find the lowest price available.

How much is available:
Depending on your shopping habits and where you live, available flyers can number in the hundreds.

degree of difficulty - easy
Eligibility:
Must have a smartphone. (Though available in the BlackBerry app store, most BlackBerry users use the Android app.)

Cost to apply:
Free

Advisor commitment:
N/A

Where to get it:
It’s a free download through the Google Play store for Android devices, or the App Store for Apple devices.

reebee

reebee also aggregates flyers by postal code. It allows users to filter which flyers they want to have delivered. Users can search by flyer or by item, and the app will show where that searched item is on sale. reebee recently added a function that allows users to make a shopping list.
degree of difficulty - easy
How much is available:
Depending on your shopping habits and where you live, hundreds of flyers are available.

Eligibility:
Must have a smartphone, including Android, Apple and Blackberry devices.

Cost to apply:
Free

Advisor commitment:
N/A

Where to get it:
It’s a free download through the Google Play store for Android devices, the App Store for Apple devices, or BlackBerry App World for BlackBerry devices.

Lisa MacColl is an Ontario-based financial writer.

Originally published in Advisor's Edge

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