The world is becoming more and more electronic every day. Everybody and their uncle has an app or a websites for something or other. So how do you know what’s cool, what’s safe, and what’s worth your time? We’ll tell you! In our November issue, we feature must-see sites and must-have apps that will all save you money and time when you go shopping. We also have updates on some our old favorites, like Amazon, eBay, and Google.
Here are five free apps from our must-have list. Try them out, and then check out the November issue, on newsstands now!
Amazon mobile is a great tool for shopping on a smart phone. Quick barcode scanning and picture search make it easy for users to find what they’re looking for or to check prices, and checkout is a breeze. Amazon mobile is available for Android, Apple and BlackBerry.
Cardstar is best for organizing your loyalty cards. Shoppers can get rid of all those bulky store loyalty cards and grimy key chain tags as Cardstar puts all of this info neatly into one app. Users show their phone to the cashier in stores to save and local deals may pop up while users are in- store. Cardstar is available for Android, Apple and BlackBerry.
Coupon Sherpa helps users grab hundreds of coupons for dozens of stores. Users have a good chance of finding a deal on this app for the store they’re heading to and cashiers can scan directly from a phone. Grocery coupons can be applied directly to loyalty cards for several chains, so the savings automatically comes off the bill. Coupon Sherpa is available for Android and Apple.
Redlaser is an eBay owned barcode-scanner app that can find users great deals. Users can scan items and find the best price locally and online or buy stuff and arrange for pickup at participating retailers. Redlaser can help users take advantage of price-matching policies at stores like Target and Walmart and is available for Android, Apple and Windows.
Shopkick automates rewards. Users can earn points (called kicks) just for entering participating stores. The kicks can be redeemed for a reward such as a free drink at Starbucks or a Coach bag. User can link credit- or debit cards to earn even more kicks. Nationwide partners include ExxonMobile, Macy’s, and Target. Open the app when walking in or by a participating retailer to claim available rewards. Shopkick is available for Android and Apple.
And we love deal-finder sites like Clipix and Socialvest, too.