I signed up for ImpulseSave back in May because I saw it on the Careful Cents blog. Simply put, it’s a free online service whose sole mission is to make saving fun. It takes the idea of impulse buying and turns it on it’s head by instead encouraging people to save on a whim for things they really want.
Thanks to this great tool I’ve already saved over $160.00 for a trip to New York in the fall simply by being conscious about my savings. Six bucks from a free beer here, $4.00 from a free coffee there and eventually these little things start to add up! It also makes the notion of saving uber fun because you can get your friends to sign up as well. For instance my co-worker and I have become slightly obsessed with tracking our daily savings with Impulse Save – we hold each other accountable and add an element of fun to it.
Right now this website is invitation-only, fortunately Impulse Save has teamed up with Grad Meets World to give away 20 invites! This is a pretty big deal because these guys are only allowed to do a certain number of giveaways each month in order to keep the site private and protected.
Make sure to read all the way through because at the end of this post you’ll have a chance to sign up for exclusive invites to this site!
Our goal is to make saving as easy, fun and rewarding as spending; and to transform saving from a mundane “if-I-get-to-it” into a creative, collaborative, and impulsive part of your daily life!
Stats and Facts:
ImpulseSavers are saving an ADDITIONAL $4,000 a year on average
ImpulseSavers are actively saving towards 3 goals, on average
The interest rate on an ImpulseSave savings account is 0.40% APY
Is ImpulseSave Safe?
ImpulseSave employs the same high-grade encryption used by financial institutions and government agencies. All your financial information is encrypted in transit, and in storage.
We meet or exceed all industry standards to safeguard your data.
Your money is held in your new FDIC-insured savings account.
The short answer: Yes. The long answer: We are built like Fort Knox. Your financial information is so secure that even our own servers can’t read it.
Specific Goals: instead of a nebulous “emergency fund” now you can save towards your vacation, a wedding or your kids education separately in one savings account!
ImpulseSave: You can impulseSave via SMS text, via Instagram, on the ImpulseSave site and soon via iPhone App
Autosave: Weekly autosaves ensure that you’re ALWAYS making progress towards your goals, even if it’s only $5 a week (less than $1 a day)
Success Driven: We send you weekly updates on your goal progress and encourage you every time you make a save!
Social: Comment on a funny save, encourage those who are making good decisions – be inspired to save yourself!
Mobile: Our iPhone app is almost complete, but we offer several other ways for you to save instantly anytime, and anywhere! For example you can save via text, instagram and on our mobile site!
What Are Current ImpulseSavers Saving For?
Jessica works hard and knows she deserves a vacation. But this year, instead of putting it on the credit card, she’s going to Paris with the cold hard cash she saved in her ImpulseSave account!
Life After College!
Hilary is a senior in college saving towards well, life after college and starting out right. By impulsesaving every time she goes out with friends she’s already saved up 6 months of rent and feels confident and prepared to tackle her student loans!
Killing Credit Card Debt!
Brad LOVES the autosave feature because it ensures that no matter what this month brings, he’ll pay off his balance.
Plan Our Wedding!
Christine and Torey ImpulseSave for their wedding. No matter what they’re doing – whether they’re grocery shopping, or cake testing, they can make sure they’re prepared for the Big Day!
What Do Current Users Say About ImpulseSave?
Below are real quotes from real users taken from Facebook Twitter and the ImpulseSave site.
“I cannot stop saving! ImpulseSave has turned me into a save-aholic! ”
“I have saved more with @impulsesave than any other avenue I’ve used. I love it!
I’ve saved $92 in 27 days with ImpulseSave! Patting myself on the back!”
“Saving with ImpusleSave is so easy! It’s amazing how easily I forget the $ is in a separate account.”
Thanks to @impulsesave I’ve officially become a saveaholic. Definitely better than being a shopaholic!
“If you’ve always had trouble getting motivated to save money – you NEED to try @impulsesave – it’s AWESOME. #save-a-holic
“My mom wanted coffee – I wanted to ImpulseSave”
Behind The Curtain
What’s the deal with your mobile app?
It just launched this week! Yay!
Why do users have to autosave?
We allow you to autosave a minimum of $5 a week (that’s less than $1 a day). Why? Because if you can’t do $5 a week towards that goal – it’s never going to happen.
Why are you guys a private site?
ImpulseSave is an exclusive site and there is a good reason behind it: We want everyone to have the experience they deserve. We want you to know us, trust us and understand that not only do we care about what your goals, but also that your security is our number one priority.
Does ImpulseSave cost money?
No. ImpulseSave is FREE and always will be. We don’t believe in minimum balances, transfer fees or any other banking mumbo-jumbo. Our concern is getting you to that goal.
Ready to start impulse saving?