Kids are home for the summer and chances are they are spending a lot of time on their favorite devices. What happens if they start start acting up -- the gadgets not the kids -- or need and upgrade? Trae Bodge, Smart Shopping Expert from Giftcard Granny, has ways to save money and put your kids to work so you're not the one shelling out the cash:
Wait in line (or don't!)
Sometimes the wait is worth it! If your device is acting up, it could be helpful to ask a customer service representative or guru to talk you through the issue. Don't feel like waiting on hold? Search on Google, YouTube or Bing for instructional how-to demonstrations, or download the Fiverr app and explore their suggestions.
Are you upgrade eligible? Before automatically trading in your device with your carrier, see if you can sell your product and buy a used device for cheaper! Sites like Decluttr let you sell and shop and even include a 12-month warranty deal.
Use coupons, gift cards
Consider investing in a gift card service so that you can earn enough points to get a discount! Websites like SlickDeals.net also boast some decent promotions that can save you bundles.
Help kids pay for their own devices
Chores and allowances made easier! With apps like Chorecheck, you can set reminders for your kids and track their progress! You can even link your credit and debit cards to the portal so that you can pay your young ones for their hard work straight from your device!