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Shop Smarter – Try These Apps

This is an article that I found in the AARP Magazine on money-saving apps written by Jean Chatzky. I thought it was excellent and have put them on my iPhone. Will let you know what I think of them when I give them a run. If you have used them let me know what you think.

1. RedLaser

Helps find better prices for a particular item that you are interested in.
Scan the bar code and the App shoots back prices from competing stores and online merchants. You can use the app to buy the item and some stores will have it waiting when you arrive.

2. Slice

Organizes online-shopping email such as order confirmations and shipping info

The app sorts through your in-boxes to gather and organize all your shopping related messages, including receipts for online purchases and vouchers from daily deal sites.
It allows you to track packages easily and also receipts.

3. Coupon Sherpa

To search and redeem coupons.
You can browse for online printable or mobile coupons by retailer or product type. Take printable coupons to the store or just show your phone to the cashier to get the savings.

4. Key Ring

Records loyalty cards

Scan your loyalty cards with your smart phone. when you pay for something at the store the cashier scans your smart phone screen to get your loyalty account information. You are able to sign up with this app as well.

5. Waze

Lowers Your gas pump bills b steering around traffic jams

Gives you an update on local traffic. If there is a backup ahead you get a voice alert suggesting another route. When you open this app while driving your vehicle information goes to a central database, based on GPS readings.


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