Top 5 smart phone apps for the holiday shopper

By: Frank Waugh Email
By: Frank Waugh Email

The holiday shopping rush kicks into high gear on Friday. And while many people are going traditional with paper ads, now with the use of a smartphone you can get great deals this weekend and beyond by using your smartphone.

The holiday shopping season is just around the corner and you can save time and money this year by looking to your smart phone. Here is our top five apps for holiday shopping.

Number 5: It is called Coupon Sherpa, now don't let the funny name throw you. This app will save you money in the checkout line, this app automatically delivers coupons to your smart phone for stores like Sears, Jiffy Lube, and even Harbor Freight.

Here is how it works, click the store and then open the coupon. Just hand the phone the cashier, they scan and you are all set.

Number 4: It is called Key Ring. This one will also save you some money and keep you organized at the same time by storing all of your reward card information in your smart phone. By using the camera on your phone you can scan cards. The app keeps all the information neatly in your phone, the next time you get to the check out line just pull out your phone instead of your keys.

Number 3: It is called Bizzilion Reviews. Now one big advantage of shopping online is being able to read customer reviews. Now you can take those customer reviews to the store. With a simple scan of the barcode the app shows reviews and ratings for the product. It will give you a second opinion and more with over 17 million reviews. It will also let you know if another store has the item in stock if the shelf is empty.

Number 2: It's called Shop Savvy, this free barcode scanner will make sure you are getting the best deal by comparing local stores and online offers. Just scan the barcode and the app compares the price of the item to online and local store. Some stores like Best Buy will even match the price on your phone if you find it cheaper some where else.

Number 1: It is called Point Inside. Now guys listen up, if you are not exactly familiar with the mall's layout but know the one store you need to visit this app is for you. This app give you a map of the mall complete with store names, a simple search can locate everything from the food court to the restrooms along with every store in between. It will even plot the shortest route to get you to your desired store.

So there you have it, our top five apps for this holiday shopping season.

These apps are all available for both the IPhone and the Android users.

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