We may love to shop, but our bank accounts don’t always love our shopping habit. Even basic foodstuffs are getting expensive these days. And those pay raises? They’re just not coming for most of us. So we need to find ways to save money on everything from bread and milk to the toy your nephew wants for his birthday. Luckily, there are numerous mobile apps to track and compare prices for shoppers. You might be surprised just how much you can save by using these apps for your weekly grocery shopping or buying tools to fix the broken front window. There’s always something right? Let that something be a little less stressful because you know you got the best deal to take care of it.
TTPM stands for Toys, Tots, Pets, and More. It’s an ideal price comparison app for families. You can compare prices on toys for human children and “fur-kids,” find deals on sporting goods, read reviews of the latest electronics, and much more with this app. Once you’ve completed your comparisons and chosen a product, click through directly to the retailers’ website to make your final purchases.
Cost: TTPM is free.
Availability: TTPM is available on both iOS and Android platforms.
Slickdeals is a community-based savings site. Members share the best coupons and deals that they find so that you can get in on the deals, too. Other members then rate and review the deals as they try to use them. The community-based system means that you’ll find deals here that might not be widely published in other places. Compare the special deals you find on this site to standard prices and deals on other sites and you’ll probably find these are some of the cheapest prices available.
Cost: Slickdeals is free.
Availability: Slickdeals is available on both iOS and Android platforms.
Scan an item while you’re out shopping and Purchx will show you reviews and price comparisons of the item and other items similar to it. With this app, you never have to leave the store again unsure of whether you’ve chosen the right product. You can also search or browse for any product that you want so it makes online shopping and pre-shopping research a breeze, too.
Bonus: If you write reviews for Purchx, you can earn points and instant rewards each time.
Cost: Purchx is free.
Availability: Purchx is available on both iOS and Android platforms.
BuyVia is a smart app that’s in-tune with what you want. Setup an account and input the products and stores you tend to shop for. BuyVia will then customize the deals you see so that they are things that will be interesting and useful to you. If you’re shopping for some hot new tech gadget or toy, you can be sure to know when the price falls by setting up Push notifications or email notifications for certain items.
You can also search local deals and scan barcodes when you’re out shopping so if you think you want to make an impulse purchase you can still make sure you’re getting a good deal on it. Or use the search feature to find specific products you already want and check out the prices and deals available.
Cost: BuyVia is free.
Availability: BuyVia is available on both iOS and Android platforms.
The barcode scanner and search function in ShopSavvy let you compare prices anytime, anywhere. ShopSavvy will look at prices from their database of over 40,000 stores, which includes major retailers like Amazon and Target. The price comparison will account for current sales and coupons so this is one-stop price comparing. If you don’t like any of the prices you see, just hit the “watching” button and track the price until it drops to something more reasonable for you.
Bonus: Join Purch Perks through this app and you can get up to 20% cash back on purchases from participating stores.
Cost: ShopSavvy is free.
Availability: ShopSavvy is available on both iOS and Android platforms.
Scan a product barcode or QR code and learn everything you need to know before purchasing that product. You’ll get information like prices from a number of retailers both locally and online, reviews from other users, and maps to stores where the product you’re searching for is available.
If you want to save information about a product for later, no problem. ScanLife saves all your scanning activity and you can mark items as favorites so that they are easy to find later.
As you scan products and leave reviews you’ll automatically earn mPoints. When you have enough, you can redeem the points for real gift cards. So you’re not only tracking and comparing prices to save money, you’re earning money in the form of gift cards. Total win!
Cost: ScanLife is free.
Availability: ScanLife is available on both iOS and Android platforms.
Find all the popular deals with the much-lauded Shopular app. People love this app because it sends you deals based on your location. So, if you’re at the mall and there’s a sale at Kate Spade, you’ll know about it.
It’s more of a coupon app than a price tracker, but it’s great to use to make sure your track and compare app(s) are really getting you the best deals and not missing any sales. Those coupons can add up fast and save you plenty of money so don’t forget to check for them. But if you do forget, Shopular will notify you.
Cost: Shopular is free.
Availability: Shopular is available on both iOS and Android platforms.
There’s tons of money to be saved when you shop. Don’t miss out on it! Try out these mobile apps to track and compare prices for shoppers and you may just be shocked by how much money you save. Between finding the best price for paying full-retail, snagging coupons, earning cash back, and earning points to redeem for gift cards, these apps can make the holiday shopping season (or just weekly grocery shopping!) much more fun and far easier on the wallet.