Now that it’s September, you may be in Christmas shopping mode. Or maybe you found a laptop on sale, but want to quickly compare the price with other retailers to make sure you’re getting a god deal.
Let’s face it – we don’t like to overpay for anything. If we can get an item for several dollars cheaper elsewhere, we’ll gladly do it. However, it can be time-consuming to check the prices of every store within a 10-mile radius.
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That’s why having an app is helpful. You no longer have to drive around looking for the lowest price. You don’t need to call stores and ask them about prices. The app does all the work for you – for free. All you have to do is download it. With the right app, you can conveniently access this information from your smartphone. Just scan a barcode and you can find the lowest price of the item.
Seems easy, right? Well, not all apps are created equally. Here’s a handy guide to the best price comparison apps so you score the best deals on gifts, everyday items and more.
RedLaser is one of the original price comparison apps and it’s still one of the best. It can scan barcodes and read QR codes. Not only does it find the best prices for you, but it also stores loyalty cards and finds coupons so you can save even more. RedLaser is available on iTunes and Google Play.
Low prices, price cuts, coupons, sale items – you can find them all when you download the ShopSavvy app. Just scan a barcode and prepare to be amazed at how much you’ll save. ShopSavvy is available on iTunes and Google Play.
Scan a barcode and see online prices, reviews, coupons and deals and more. ScanLife is available on iTunes and Google Play.
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Price Scanner is a barcode scanner that compares prices from popular stores. It knows what items you’re looking for and helps you find coupons so you can increase your savings. You can also view product reviews and share your savings on your favorite social media sites. Price Scanner is available on iTunes.
Trivago is a highly specialized price comparison app. It only compares hotels, but if you’re looking to score the best deal on a room at a specific hotel, make Trivago your go-to app. The app will scour more than 200 websites and 700,000 hotel prices to find you the best deal on your travel needs. Trivago is available on iTunes and Google Play.
Looking for a cheap flight has just gotten easier. If you fly often, Skyscanner is a must-have app. It helps you find cheap flights in mere seconds. It’s very popular, as more than 30 million people have downloaded the app. Skyscanner is available on iTunes and Google Play.
ShopAdvisor is unique in that it allows you to scan items found in both stores and magazines. Besides price comparisons, it offers convenience in that it alerts you to price changes so you don’t have to keep checking on an item’s price. Just let the app know the price you’re willing to pay for an item and it’ll let you know when the price reaches that threshold. ShopAdvisor is available on iTunes and Google Play.
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Formerly known as Consumr, this app allows you to compare prices on just about everything, from groceries to beauty products to toys. You can select two products and view their specifications so you can compare them side by side. The app also allows you to read reviews so you can make an informed decision. You can compare local prices with those found online at Amazon and other sites. Purchx is available on iTunes and Google Play.
Gas can be expensive. Find out how to save on this necessity by downloading the Gas Buddy app. You can find the cheapest gas wherever you are. This popular app has been downloaded more than 40 million times. Gas Buddy is available on iTunes and Google Play.
Don’t spend hours trying to find the best deal on a hotel, computer, appliance or anything else you’re in the market to buy. There are plenty of apps that can help you get what you want or need at the best possible price. Download one today and you’ll save both time and money.