It is so much easier to compare prices when you shop these days thanks to all the cell phone apps.
Here are a few of the best free apps that I think are worth checking out:
- RedLaser is an iPhone app that lets you scan the barcode of an item while you’re in the store and find where it may be selling cheaper. This app will also help anyone with a food allergy. Say you’re allergic to gluten products, just scan the bar code of an item click “Allergen info” and it will tell you if it has gluten or eleven other common allergy items like soy or peanuts.
- Shop Savvy is another great app that’s free for both Android and iPhone users. The newest version of this app has a price drop feature that will notify you when a particular product you’ve been hoping to buy goes on sale somewhere.
- The Find is an app for the Droid or the iPhone. It too, is free and lets you search more than 320 million products from more than 500,000 stores and online merchants. If you don’t have a smart phone you can also look up items on The Find.com from your home computer.
- Google Shopper is an app for the Android. Again it’s free and lets you scan the bar code or by voice for a product you’re hoping to buy. It can search online merchants and local merchants and will even provide you directions to the store.