Monday, March 23, 2015

Top 5 Free Comparison Shopping Apps

My husband is a know it all {understatement} when it comes to saving money. So it's no surprise that anytime a new app comes out that will help me {the one who does the majority of the shopping for our family}save money while I shop, he downloads it on my phone before I can even research what it is.
We have been using online sites like Dealnews.com and Retailmenot.com for years to find the best deals on pretty much everything we buy, even coupons for eating out {yes, we're those people}. With more and more apps coming available everyday to help people save money, it's made our financial life a lot easier when we don't have to look anything up before we leave the house but just scan things in the store as we go. Also, some of these comparison shopping apps have other cool features that make saving money so easy and time efficient.
  • RedLaser lets you scan barcodes of products, then it searches online and local retailers to find the best and lowest prices. It also stores loyalty/reward cards in digital form. It allows you to buy on the go, view coupons, view other popular scanned items and so much more. I really recommend this app for an easy {and saving} shopping experience. 
  • PriceGrabber lets you scan barcodes, search for the lowest prices on items online and in-store, get price alerts, product reviews and so much more. I like that this app has a favorites list so that I can store all the items I want, then purchase them later {perfect for holiday shopping}. 
  • Smoopa is another great list making app. Not only can you scan, compare and shop online and in store, but you can make collection lists and wishlists to share with others in your "community" so that they know what you are looking for {Hello, Birthday!}. With Smoopa, you can also earn rewards by scanning barcodes while shopping. I will say that this app adds a whole social network feel to shopping.
  • ShopSavvy is also a great money saving, barcode-scanning app that is sure to help you save money. I really like ShopSavvy because it's the most aesthetically pleasing {which is huge in my opinion}. It basically has all the same functions as the other apps mentioned and will no doubt save you money when used properly. 
  • GasBuddy has been on my phone for years. I love this app more than any other, and here's why: it saves you money at the pump. It's pretty simple really; it lists and compares prices from all the gas stations within a certain distance from you. I usually try and fill up on the weekends when I have time to go find where I can get the best deal on gas, however, even if you're on the road or in a new location, it's a great app to help you find a gas station, with directions included. No one likes to spend money on gas so this has got to be a top money saving/comparison app on everyones phone.
I hope you've heard of at least a couple of these apps and are already saving money and time while shopping. If you aren't using them, give them a try and let me know how you like them and if they work for you. 

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for doing the home work for me I've been thinking of putting a shopping app on my phone to start saving me some money!

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    1. No problem, I hope they work for you!! xx Thank you

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  2. Do you go to different stores to shop for groceries? Can I use app to buy clothes and accessories? I'm a beginner which one would you recommend me ? :-)

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    1. Yes, if you go to one store but want to know if the item is cheaper somewhere else, you can scan the item and the apps will tell you if there's a better deal somewhere else, even online. I go to a few different places for groceries, but say you were looking for something imparticular and wanted the best deal or were making a feature shopping list, all of these apps would come in handy. I recommend and have used them all. You just have to see which one works for you!

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  3. I will try at least one. I just started grocery shopping after being married for 12 years!! My husband is always looking for good prices and checks every level and I got tired of being judge for every single thing I bought. So I just made a list and he did the shopping. Problem is I don't really know what's a good deal when I see it. Lol

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  4. We only have one grocery store in town LOL So..... unless we want to drive a good distance, we don't need an app. That's small town life I guess. Thanks you so much for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop. I look forward to seeing what you share this week!

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing on Wordless Wednesday! Hope to see you again this week! xoxo

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