3 Must-Have Apps for this Holiday Season

We all know we're going to be spending money this upcoming holiday season. So, why not get creative and use techniques to earn some back on purchases? 

We're here to tell you about 3 different apps that exactly how to do that - without requiring much effort on your end. 

Get cash back with Rakuten

Rakuten gets you cash back on your purchases. Rakuten partners with over 2,500 popular retail stores such as Amazon, Best Buy, and Kohl's. Simply download the free app, search retail stores, and shop online. Once you've made your purchase, Rakuten automatically applies cash back into your account. The amount you receive depends on which stores you shop at - and some stores offer up to 40% cash back! One Education First employee has earn $795 since joining this app, so it's safe to say it's worth it!

Also, you can get $25 for referrals when a friend accepts your invite and starts shopping through Rakuten too. They'll get an extra $10 bonus - so it's a win-win. 

Let Honey find you coupons and promo codes

Honey keeps you from ever having to search for online coupons. With one click, this smart shopping assistant will apply every discount to your cart - within seconds. Honey can be downloaded in two ways - through a Google Chrome or Safari extension or through the app (for those multitasksers who like to shop online while grocery shopping 😉). When you're shopping for holiday gifts, Honey allows you to ensure you're receiving any coupons and promo codes to get you the best deal. Check out more information on it here.

Let Paribus scan your receipts to reimburse you for past purchases 

Paribus monitors price drops on past items you've purchased and refunds you the difference. How's it work? Well, did you know that many retailers have a price guarantee? That means that if the price of an item drops within a certain amount of time after you've purchased it, you can request the difference as a refund. And that's where Paribus comes in. Paribus scans your email receipts and contacts retailers on your behalf when you paid full price for an item that later dropped in price. It's free, easy to use, and gets you money back. Get the full details on how Paribus works here.

Some of our staff has already started using these apps, and we're already earning back! So, time to get to shopping - without as much of the guilt.