In today's world, it’s all about convenience, and thanks to smartphones, convenience is right at our fingertips. Activities like checking the weather, listening to music, and reading emails force us to rely on our phones more than ever before. But what about saving money when we're out shopping for our latest outfit?

From Old Navy to Saks Fifth Avenue, an increasing number of stores are making deals available right on our text message screens. By signing up with individual companies, you can elect to receive text message alerts regarding in-store and online sales, new promotions, and even coupons and promo codes. Sign up with a few—or many—and you'll always be in-the-know about the best times to shop and save. Below is a list of major retailers that are now sending text alerts.

Be sure to check with your favorite retailers to see if they send out text alerts. They’re my new, favorite way to save on clothing and back-to-school shopping!