By Stephanie Willingham
Saving money is easier than ever before with money-saving apps. You can use your smartphone to find coupons, local deals, and even price compare. There are many great apps for saving money and finding deals in your area.
Here are some of the best money-saving apps available.
Coupon Sherpa and The Coupons App
You can save time and money with coupon-finding apps like Coupon Sherpa and The Coupons App. Coupon-finding apps do the leg work for you, gathering hundreds of coupons to be readily available on your next shopping trip. They save you the time of cutting out coupons and the hassle of organizing piles of paper coupons. You can browse coupons on Coupon Sherpa by store or by type and cashiers can scan the coupon barcode right from your phone.
The Coupons App is another great option for money-saving apps. The app updates its coupons daily and offers a price comparison with a barcode scanner so you can be certain you’re paying the best price.
Groupon and Living Social
Popular apps like Groupon and Living Social offer daily specials from local businesses and more. You can use these apps to save money on dining out, spa treatments, and entertainment. Living Social offers new deals daily and displays local discounts on their “deals map.” Groupon also offers daily deals and use your phone to redeem your discounts.
Barcode-scanning apps are a great way to quickly search for products and discounts while you’re shopping. Price Grabber is a price-comparison app which allows you to search for products by name, manufacturer, and barcode. Once you scan a product barcode, Price Grabber searches retailers to find you the best price. Price Grabber even lists prices including tax and shipping for the BottomLinePrice.
RedLaser lets you compare prices, find coupons, and even check out library books. RedLaser is one of the highest-rated shopping apps and allows you to buy items on your phone and pick them up in participating stores.
SnapTell is another app which allows you to comparison shop using barcodes. It also allows you to search for books, CDs, DVDs, and video games by taking a picture of the item and gives you the option of purchasing online or saving an item for future reference.
Many retailers – such as Target and Best Buy — offer their own apps with coupons and special deals. Even some large grocery stores have apps with access to special coupons and weekly specials. Grocery store apps often have shopping list features where you can automatically search for coupons for items on your list.
Before your next shopping trip, be sure to download some money-saving apps. With so many of these great products now available, you may never have to pay full price again!