How to Be Frugal While Buying An iPhone

Update 1 (9/19): Starting 9/20, Verizon Wireless Cash Back will be 15% Cash Back on accessories.

Though it’s not always frugal to buy the latest and greatest gadget, having an iPhone is full of appeal.  Consider these tips from founder Jon Lal to avoid overspending:

"If consumers are interested in buying a new smart phone, there are ways to be frugal when doing so. Making purchases online can help by using online coupons and earning free cash back,” said Jon Lal, founder of

Coupons & cash back website offers free online coupons that have save an average of $27 per purchase, and an average of 7 percent cash back - where a percentage of eligible online transactions is deposited into a free account. The savings are available on purchases made with 3000+ merchants including phone service and accessory providers such as Verizon Wireless, Sprint plus many others.

With a record number of 3,000+ cash back stores, and coupons for 40,000 stores, has a greater number of stores than any comparable cash back program. The free cash back offering was announced in 2011 to save shoppers more money, rewarding shoppers with cash back for their eligible online purchases. now offers an average of 7 percent cash back on purchases, which can be combined with their free online coupons to get extra savings on each purchase. Since launching in 2009, has saved shoppers more than $25 million dollars.

About is a website focused on frugal living. It features cash back, coupons, deals and bargains, as well as Web-based tools to help consumers save money.

 Image thanks to akiko@flickr.

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