Mobile shopping apps
Mobile shopping has long been an area of attention over here at The Recessionista. How many of you are now shopping via your mobile devices? Most of us are using our Phones to help us save. Whether you have a Windows Phone, an iPhone, Blackberry, or Android, here are a few apps that I have found that you may want to add to your phone and learn more about.
MOVEN: The free Moven app and debit card is a personal money coach that gives customers real-time feedback with every spending decision in real-time. Keep track of your spending , before you splurge!
Black Friday app by Brads Deals check Bradsdeals.com for details. This app lets you carry all the store circulars and promotions on your mobile phone.
RedLaser, an eBay app offers personalized promotions and price comparisons.
ShopSavvy. You can scan an item’s bar code with your phone’s camera or enter product codes manually, then compare prices at other retailers. Available on Android and iPhone.
ShopKick. Download this app to find deals at stores, and earn points for gift cards and other rewards just by walking into a store and scanning (or purchasing) products. Available on Android and iPhone.
SnapTell Use this app while shopping in a store to quickly find more information, compare prices, buy the product, or to remember to look at the product later.
Lemon Wallet: Store your ID cards, shopping credits and more in one place.
Black Friday App: Brought to you by dealnews, named “Best Black Friday Web Site” by both PC World and PC Magazine, Black Friday App lets you browse “leaked” and “confirmed” ads from dozens of major retailers
Scoutmob. Get discounts at restaurants, coffee shops and stores in your city with this Groupon competitor; if you use the deal, you get incentives for return visits. Available on Android and iPhone.
RetailMeNot: The coupon website is now available as aniPhone app and aSmartphone app. You can get the savings now anywhere you go.
TravelApp: Hotel Tonight. Book a hotel room at the last minute or on the go. The app uses GPS to locate the best hotel deals in your area, or you can type in a zip code. Available on Android and iPhone.
Money saving apps currently available for Windows Phone and other Smartphone platforms:
Amazon (free): Quickly search, shop, compare prices, read reviews, and make purchases on Amazon.com using a simple, intuitive interface.
Best Buy (free): Browse the weekly ad, compare product specs, create your tech wish list, find in-store availability and more with the Best Buy app for Windows Phone..
eBay (free): Keep your bid on top with the eBay application and get real-time updates on your favorite deals so you can be a savvy shopper on the go.
Groupon (free): Love Groupon but always forget to print your Groupon deals? The Groupon mobile application gives you the ability to purchase, organize, and use deals directly from your phone. Help save trees with the Groupon app for Windows Phone. Also available on iPhone.
Cellfire Mobile Coupons (free): This app gives you coupons from your favorite brands, letting you save money on every trip to the grocery store. You can easily access deals across multiple grocers and brands – no clipping, no printing, no forgetting.
ShopSavvy (free): Scan the barcode and deals on the particular item will show up in stores around your location. Compare prices to shop or use competitors’ pricing to get price-matching.
Macy’s: Their new shopping app points you to deals, but also helps you navigate the store while you are shopping.
Home Depot (free): With the Home Depot application, you can save time and money by browsing over 100,000 products directly through the application. You’ll also find in-store maps and check inventory.
Walgreens (free): Point. Refill. Pick up. Use the camera on your Windows Phone to snap a picture of your medication and get a refill sent to the store closest to you. You can also browse weekly deals and the store’s catalogue.
Key Ring Rewards Cards (free): Never carry plastic or paper loyalty, membership, and library cards again. Simply scan the barcode to add your cards and you’ll instantly receive coupons when they become available.
To learn more, read some of the previous blog posts on The Recessionista about Mobile Shopping:
Frugalytics: The Mobile Way to Shop and Price Compare
Mobile Shopping: Apple Slashes Prices on Previous iPhone Versions