My top 6 money saving apps!

With all of the anniversary and semi-annual sales going on, you’ll need to save some money to pay for all of the fun new clothes you’ll be getting! And who doesn’t love saving money, especially if it’s so easy!

I’ve compiled all of my favorite apps and Google Chrome plug-ins that will save you money while you shop and make everyday purchases!

Drop

This is a newer app that I discovered and one I love. Drop syncs your credit and debit cards that you use every day and asks you to pick five places that you use your cards at consistently. I picked Uber, Lyft, Chipotle, Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks. Whenever you use your cards at those locations, you can redeem your points for gift cards! I just got a $5 gift card to use at Starbucks just by using my cards like I normally do!

Honey

This one is for all of my online shopping addicts. Caroline showed me this Google Chrome plug-in and I don’t know how I lived without it before! When online shopping, Honey automatically searches for coupons in the background and applies them when you go to check out! I have saved SO much money using Honey, and I almost always find a coupon code to use!

Acorns

THIS IS MY FAVORITE!!! For those that have a hard time saving money, this one’s for you. Acorns syncs to your credit and debit cards and automatically rounds up your purchases to the nearest dollar and invests it for you! I have over $4,000 in mine and it’s been almost 2 years. It’s forced savings for those who are bad at saving money and it’s so easy to use! You’ll feel good about saving too. Get $5 when you use my invite link: CLICK HERE 

Gas Buddy

This is another app that Caroline recommended to me. Gas Buddy is an app that tracks your location to show you the lowest gas prices in your area. It syncs to your checking account when you order a Gas Buddy “debit card” and will save you 15 cents per gallon the first time you use it, and 10 cents per gallon every time after that! I haven’t filled up my gas tank without Gas Buddy since!

Cartwheel for Target

For all of my Target addicts! Cartwheel is an awesome app that will show you all of the deals going on at your local Target. Simply add the deals you want to use to your “shopping cart” within the app and pull it up in store when you check out to use all of your coupons!

Shopkick

Shopkick is another app for shopping addicts looking to save money. Tell Shopkick your favorite stores and whenever you go into those stores, all you have to do is “check-in” and you get points that you can redeem for gift cards! I recently redeemed my points to get a gift card for Home Goods! It’s that easy!

Do you have a favorite money saving app?

I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

 

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Give the Gift of Finding for Under $30!!!

 

 

I just found one of the most clever items that I’ve ever seen. We all have that one person in our life that is constantly miss placing things. Maybe it’s you?! I know I’m always looking for where I left my keys or my wallet. Or maybe you just want to have extra security on one of your personal items. Well, for under $30 you can easily solve all the above!!

I have partnered up with TILE to give the gift of FINDING. – What’s TILE

TILE can be used for so many different reasons. As I mentioned above, I am the person who is always forgetting where I put my keys and my wallet. I have now attached the TILE to my key chain so this problem won’t cost me anymore time out of my day!

My boyfriend has gotten back into photography and it’s one his favorite items. When we travel we now attach TILE to the camera strap. It’s a great and easy way to track where the camera is and to make sure when it’s in our luggage, it’s not going somewhere it’s not supposed to.

It also comes in 4 different designs.

I’m in love with the “Classy” look with the gold trim.

That one is MINE! The other two will be surprises for loved one this Christmas!

                

 

How It Works:

Find lost items with your phone. If your Tile is within the 100-foot Bluetooth range, it will play a loud tune until you find it.

Can’t find your phone? Double press your Tiles to make it ring, even if it’s on silent.

Keep your tile app running in the background and it will remember the last place and time you had your item.

The Tile app connects you to the world’s largest lost-and-found community, where friends and strangers work together using the Tile app to find everything that matters.

It’s incredible how technology can help us solve the daily issues we have with misplacing items. Bluetooth technology is our friend!

Click here to find out more about their holiday gift ideas, the technology behind it and to purchase.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Dyson Demo In Tysons Corner.

Dyson has officially opened their location in Tysons Corner, VA and I was lucky enough to partner with them on this campaign for the opening! It’s one of their first locations here in the US and I was so excited to check it out during their VIP Media Event. If you’re local to Northern Virginia and want to get your hands on experience with Dyson — you need to make this a stop on your list next time you head to Tysons Corner. They have Dyson experts throughout the store who greet you with a smile and willingness to teach you!

Below I will be sharing with you Dyson’s experience, their amazing technology and some of my favorites and a few on my wish list.

I have been a Dyson fan (pun intended) since I first used their AM06 10 inch Desk Fan. I remember first seeing it at Carl’s apartment when we first started dating. I was so confused on how it worked. He then gave me a lesson on Dyson and their technology. They use Air Multiplier™ technology which is incredible, if you haven’t watch a video on how the process works, check it out – it’s linked HERE. This makes the fan 75% quieter but not to the point where if you need a fan to sleep it won’t work, it does! Every since I turned on this fan, I moved it from his side of the bed to mine. haha, No joke, he had to get his own. Which now he has the Pure Hot+Cool™ Link on his side! Which I’ll be describing next!

Click HERE to purchase the AM06 10 inch Desk Fan and click HERE for the tower.

Pure Hot+Cool™ Link 

“Dyson purifiers capture 99.97% of particulates as small as 0.3 microns, and keep them trapped. Other purifiers can struggle to trap as much, releasing potentially harmful ultrafine particles back into the room.”

The purifier also uses the Air Multiplier™ technology which helps push the clean air around the room. Did you know that the air in your home can be dirtier than the air outside? Shocking right? Opening windows and having this purifier will help change the quality of the air you’re breathing on a daily basis. One feature that we also love about this product is that it can push cool air or heat! Yep, you can use this year around to meet your seasonal and air needs at the same time.

Also, you don’t even need to get out of bed to operate it. That’s right — There is a Dyson Link App! You can turn it off, on, change the setting straight from your cell phone. It also automatically monitors, reacts and purifies. Then reports straight to the Dyson Link app.

Click HERE for more amazing features.

Click HERE to purchase the Pure Hot+Cool™ Link Fan and click HERE for the tower.

Next up, the cord-free vacuums. Carl and I have three in our house, yes THREE. We literally live for these. We have two dogs and the hair that accumulates around is over whelming! The great thing about the cord-free is it lasts for 30 mins, they have one that lasts for 40 mins and also 20 mins. Just depends on what your needs are.

Below you will find their designs and direct links for more information on their features and if you’d like to purchase!

Dyson cord-free vacuums

Dyson V8 – 40 mins of runtime – 115 AW Suction Power – .50L Bin Volume

Direct link HERE for more info and to purchase. (Three choices)

 

Dyson v7 30 mins of runtime – 100 AW Suction Power – .50L Bin Volume

Direct link HERE for more info and to purchase. (Two choices)

 

Dyson v6 20 mins of runtime – 100 AW Suction Power – .40L Bin Volume

Direct link HERE for more info and to purchase. (Seven choices)

They have so many different vacuums depending on what your need is. I recommend going HERE to see all that Dyson offers and to find the one that is right for you!

Below is one of my favorite newest products by Dyson and it’s on my wish list. The one and only Supersonic Hair Dryer! They have truly redesigned the hairdryer to meet all the things we have always wanted! For example, you know how heavy your blow dryer is right now? Your arm literally feels sore after drying your hair right? I know mine does and then I have one arm muscle bigger than the other! (haha!) The Supersonic is less than 2lbs!

“The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer uses intelligent heat control to maintain Dyson’s optimum temperature, helping to prevent extreme heat damage. Less damaged hair reflects light in a single direction, making the hair appear shiny.” — 100% True! I tried this for myself first hand and my hair was not only shiny it wasn’t frizzy. Who else hates the way our hair is frizzy after blow drying?! I know I do. Thankful Dyson has solved that as well!

“You need a certain amount of heat to style hair, but extreme heat can cause damage. By keeping the temperature under control, our hair dryer can help to protect your hair.”

–Annmarie NicholsonDesign Engineer

3 speed settings:

Fast drying, Regular drying and Gentle drying

4 heat settings

212°F Fast drying and styling

176°F Regular drying

140°F Gentle drying

Constant cold

Click HERE for more features and to purchase! You can pick your color and what type of package you’d like.

Also on my wish list is the dyson 360 eye robot vacuum. This is your best friend if your running out the door and don’t have time to vacuum, or trying to get ready for an event taking place at your house yet you can’t do two things at once? Problem solved.

The Dyson 360 Robot will map out your entire floor plan and then get to work. What happens if the battery dies? It puts itself back on the charger and then remembers where it left off. No, I’m not kidding. It’s a dream come true for all of us busy bodies! I personally want this to follow my dogs around until they have no hair left. (haha!)

This is another amazing product you can remotely control from your phone. You can set the time you’d like it start and finish. Leaving work and forgot to vacuum? No problem, jump on your Dyson app and put this bad boy (or girl!) to work. It has twice the suction power of any robot vacuum. Dyson does it better, it’s a fact. It also has voice control. Click HERE to learn more about its features and to purchase!

I was very honored when Dyson asked me to attend this event and work together on this campaign. I know what you might be thinking, “Well do you own any Dyson products” Yes! I do. Carl and I have 8 total Dyson products, only one of them we got as a trial campaign. Below you can see our own Dyson family!

We are proud to stand by dyson and their designs. I hope that if you’re local to the VA area you check out their new location at Tysons Corner, there will be a store opening in New York and San Fran! For everyone else, direct links have been entered throughout this post for you to shop and to learn more about their technology and why you should invest in a product that you’ll love and won’t let you down.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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