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Save money with sale price alerts

by Terri Gruca

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Posted on September 29, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 4 at 10:49 AM

Don’t you hate it when you buy something then find it someplace cheaper a few days later?

Shop Smart Magazine just provided a few tips on places that will give you price alerts that may be worth bookmarking or placing on your smartphone.

FareCompare has an iPhone app that sends real-time airline ticket price drop alerts. You can also just use the online version to save money before you book airfare or hotel rooms.

Gazaro lets you know when electronics go on sale.

Priceplease.com tracks prices for all kinds of items. Just paste the item’s URL into the box on the home page and it will send you an alert if the price drops.

Buylatr.com is great for people who shop Amazon.com. It will let you know when a price drops or when an out-of-stock item becomes available. Just hit “Buy this later” on the product page.

Yapta.com is one of my favorites. It will send you e-mail alerts when flights or hotel room prices drop and can continue tracking prices after you’ve booked so you can apply for a refund or credit. Some airlines charge a re-booking fee so you need to make sure it’s worth the change but in the past I’ve saved hundreds using this site.