One of the best uses of your smartphone is to put it to work to find deals on the things that you want to buy. We’ve listed a few of the best apps for finding the best prices and delivering you peace of mind that you’re shopping smartly.
Locate low prices and trending sales
ShopSavvy is a great shopping companion when you’re in a retail store. You can scan barcodes to find the lowest price on the item you want or search for an item to look up the best prices at top retailers and shops nationwide. The app will also alert you to new price cuts on things you’ve already searched.
To find and keep track of the latest sales relevant to you, ShopSavvy’s tag-based searching and its Sales tab deliver promos updated daily. You can even set a “SmartAlert” that notifies you of special deals that fit a particular profile you’re looking for.
Find the best deals on the web
Slickdeals is the largest deal-sharing community on the web, aggregating the best prices available from a wide variety of sources into a single place. Covering everything from electronics, clothing, groceries to local sales, if you’re looking for a bargain on something particular, there’s a good chance that Slickdeals has it.
And Slickdeals doesn’t just look for big discounts – they also look for combos where you can stack a deal with a promo or coupon code, free shipping or rebates to make your deal even better. With the ease and speed of the Slickdeals app, you’ll be ready to act fast before a hot deal runs out.
Compare in-store prices to deals on Amazon
The Amazon app makes comparison-shopping incredibly easy. Just use your smartphone’s camera to take a picture of the product you’re interested in, or scan its barcode to compare online prices on Amazon and other merchants — as well as look up customer reviews. You can even use voice to search for products by clicking on the microphone icon.
If you find the best price on Amazon, you can use the app to immediately order it – or put it on your Wish List for later.
Compare cheap flights
More than 30 million people have downloaded Skyscanner, an award-winning flight comparison app that will help you find the best deals on flights in a matter of seconds. Its Price Alerts function will also notify you right away, should the price change on your chosen flight.
Once you find the best price on the flight you want, you can book it right away by transferring to the airline or a travel agent – with no additional fees.
Locate the cheapest gas prices
Gas prices can vary wildly – even just down the street from one station to another. To help you ensure you’re finding the best deal, GasBuddy uses geolocation technology to deliver the cheapest prices on gas in your surrounding area.
Whether you’re driving cross-country or just around town, use GasBuddy to help you find the best gas prices when it’s time to fill up.
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With your smartphone in your pocket and the right apps by your side, you’re just a few clicks away from finding the best deals on the things you want to buy. By using price comparison apps and planning ahead, you’ll have the up-to-the-minute data you need to shop smartly and save more.