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How a Fitbit Flex Might Save You Money

May 14, 2014
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While small, the Fitbit Flex, a device that helps you track your steps and calories, has the potential to save you big bucks, especially if you follow the below money saving tips.

Motivate You to Stay Active; Replace Gym Membership

Everyone knows that motivation is key when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and the Fitbit Flex, which retails for $100 on average, according to Consumer Reports, is just one tool in the toolbox that can help you to stay motivated enough to skip the expensive gym and create your own home exercise routine.

With the press of a button on your smartphone or a few clicks on your computer you can use your Fitbit Flex to quickly pull up your day-to-day activity stats see just how many calories you burned simply by walking around the office or chasing after your children.  Now just imagine viewing those stats after you went for a walk around the block or took the stairs instead of the elevator at work.  Going the extra mile will truly show in your tracker, helping you to build motivation and take those extra steps at home instead of at the gym, which can cost you hundreds of dollars each year.

Being More Mindful of Your Health

Wrapped securely around your wrist, the Fitbit Flex is not only technology that can provide you the number of steps you take each day, but it also serves a constant reminder for you to work toward a healthy life-style. Wearing your Fitbit Flex all day and especially to the supermarket has the power to prevent you from spending your hard earned money on that $2 bag of chips or $4 carton of ice cream.  Instead, you will find yourself reaching for a $0.50 apple or banana.

Earn Points at Walgreens for Being Active

Walgreens, which has an online store, as well as shops in nearly every state, will basically pay you to take steps with your Fitbit Flex.

For every mile you walk, Walgreens’ Balance Rewards program will reward you with 20 points and an additional 20 points each day that you weigh in.  When you reach 5,000 points, Walgreens will give you $5 that you can use toward any product.

To participate, you simply need to register, connect your Fitbit Flex through your Fitbit Flex app and start racking up the money.