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The holidays: There’s an app for that

By Tara McAlister
Tara McAlister
Tara McAlister is MomsCharlotte.com's Deal Diva, giving you loads of easy tips to save money.

Over the next few weeks, this column will be dedicated to getting you through the holidays. Here are some mobile apps that could help:

Charity

VolunteerMatch: Find volunteer opportunities based on your location. You can learn about what’s available and share opportunities, too.

Cause.it: Through volunteering in the community, members earn points that can be redeemed for discounts at nearby businesses.

Charity Miles: Every time you exercise, your favorite charity can earn rewards. A great way to work off those holiday treats and help others at the same time.

Shipping

If you are shipping anything this time of year, use the vendors’ free mobile apps to keep up with delivery dates. The FedEx Mobile and UPS Mobile apps let you track your packages, create shipping labels and get shipping rates.

Food

MealBoard: If you’re planning several meals using various recipes, you need this app. It will store recipes and help you create a grocery list. It will even adjust the quantity of ingredients based on the number of people you are feeding.

Reach Tara at thedealdiva@bellsouth.net
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