How To Use Twitter To Save Money This Holiday Shopping Season

One of the under-utilized benefits of Twitter is its facilitation of saving money.

Twitter can make coupon clipping, deal sleuthing and budgeting a lot quicker and simpler.

With the holiday shopping season underway, now’s as good a time as any to share a few tips for using Twitter to save money.

Coupon codes

Probably the best way to use Twitter to save money is to follow the brand names you use most so you can take advantage of discounts and sales, often provided exclusively to social media followers. You can also follow specific hashtags like #coupons or #holidaysales. Plus, check out CouponTweet, a coupon code tweet real-time aggregator.

Budget tools

If you’re a fan of keeping a budget to trim your expenses, especially with a seasonal line item for holiday gifts, there are a few services that let you use Twitter as budget-tracking software. If you think about it, it makes sense to utilize an on-the-go, instantaneous, short and sweet platform for money monitoring. Tweet What You Spend and Xpenser both enable you to leverage Twitter as a budgetary tool.

Investment information

Keep track of the trading information about the stocks you’re invested in with the help of Twitter by following individual accounts like @wikiwealth or @MarketWatch, or using an aggregator tool like StockTwits.

And while you’re at it, check out 3 Ways To Make Money On Twitter (Without Being Sleazy!).

Put Twitter to work for you – and your wallet – this holiday season. What other ways do you use Twitter to save money?

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