People are looking for ways to save time and money while shopping for everyday items, from groceries to electronics to clothing. As technology evolves, there has been an increase in the number of apps available to consumers to help them save money and time by not having to flip through multiple sales ads and clip coupons. Many of these apps have come into being because they were successful websites that have saved shoppers tons of money on purchases. Because of their popularity and the growth of mobile devices, it was only natural for them to also create a mobile app to meet customer’s needs.
One of the most popular websites for saving money while shopping is Pricegrabber but it is now available to consumers in an app for your mobile device. The app allows shoppers to browse by a specific product category helping them to locate the best price for a specific item they are looking to purchase. And because it is a mobile app, you can take it with you to the store. Come across an item that you are interested in, but are not sure if the price is worth it or not? Turn to the app and scan the barcode to find out what the best price is for the item before making a decision.
Customers who like to use coupons but do not want to go through the local paper and clip coupons every week will love using the coupons app on their mobile devices. Consumers can opt to use online coupons they can scan at the checkout, or assign coupons to many major grocery store loyalty cards, or they can even print only the coupons they want from their home office to use like traditional clipped coupons and receive savings on groceries. An added bonus is the ability to access additional coupon codes for customers to use on a number of different online shopping sites for more savings.
Many consumers have already discovered the benefits of using Groupon to save money on common purchases, including local goods, services, restaurants, and luxury items on their website. Now they can also find the same local deals on the Groupon app. The app can also be used to look for deals in different cities making it great for purchasing gifts for friends and family who live out of town or travelers looking to experience some local favorites at a discounted cost. Or share deals you find on different social media sites to share them with your friends and family, or hint to a loved one of an experience you are hoping to have.
Retail Me Not
Like many other shopping apps, Retail Me Not started out as an online website, and quickly increased in popularity amongst shoppers for the large variety of stores and options for saving money on many commonly purchased websites. The company offers discounts and coupons for more than 50,000 retail stores nationwide, including the ability to purchase discounted gift cards for popular retailers. They also feature many additional “holiday sales” for some of the most popular retail shopping days, like Christmas and Labor Day sales. The app also makes it possible to connect on social media to share your savings with friends and family.
One of the best online apps to compare local stores for items on sale each week is Favado. Users can select their favorite stores, from pharmacies, to big box and discount stores, to grocery stores. Search features make it easy to look for a specific item or to look through sales ads and compare items on sale each week. An added bonus is the ability to see opportunities for additional savings by using traditional coupons, store coupons, online coupons, and even emailing the user a link to print coupons from their home office to save at the checkout even more money.
No matter what kind of shopping you do on a regular basis, there is a shopping app to help you save time and money. Many of these apps also provide consumers with the ability to find discount codes providing them with free shipping or a percentage off of an item or even their total purchase at many retailers. As a result, these apps are essential for consumers looking to save money on groceries and holiday gift giving.