A Roundup of Some Back to School Apps

. August 11, 2016.

Summer is winding down. The kids are coming home from camp. Back to School shopping trips are planned or already complete. We’ve rounded up some helpful, free apps to help your family get ready for the school year. Put technology to work for you to make this the best school year yet!

Apps to Save You Money

Cartwheel by Target (Free, Apple iOS and Android)

Target’s money-saving app features tons of deals that can be combined with manufacturers coupons. Also remember that Target price matches Amazon and other online retailers! Check out the Back to School category for great deals on school items.

Ibotta (Free, Apple iOS and Android)

This app has partnered with over 300 retailers to offer rebates on clothes, food, and gear. Jump on the app, select the rebates you want, buy the items, verify your purchase with the app and the rebates are downloaded into your Ibotta account. You can link your Ibotta account to PayPal.

MPerks (Free, Apple iOS and Android)

If you shop at Meijer this app is a necessity! Clip your coupons and discounts before shopping and save money. Remember that Meijer periodically offers 5-15% off your entire purchase or specific merchandise categories so shop on those days to save even more.

Retale (Free, Apple iOS and Android)

This app shows you the weekly circulars for retailers in your zip code. Search by product and you can compare prices between retailers to find the best deal. You can also set up a notification list and the app will notify you when the item(s) get marked down.


Apps to Help Kids Learn

MathBlaster (Free, Apple iOS and Android)

This 90's classic (once available on floppy disc) is back and on mobile platforms with updates like improved graphics, MMO capabilities, and tons of fun mini games. Math Blaster brings fans young and old on intergalactic adventures that sharpen their basic math skills like addition and subtraction, fraction simplification, and long-form mathematics.

School of Dragons: Alchemy Adventure (Free, Apple iOS and Android)

Based on DreamWorks Animation’s award-winning How To Train Your Dragon franchise, this game seamlessly incorporates science-based educational content from the Next Gen Science Standard. JumpStart’s School of Dragons: Alchemy Adventure is the first ever learning-based Match-3 style game. The game is perfect for any budding scientist by enabling players to learn about the Periodic Table of Elements and match compounds.