If you are always looking for the best deal when shopping and you own a smartphone, there's no reason not to combine the two.
There are so many apps out there that can shorten your shopping trip and get you the biggest bang for your buck. Greg Benslinger of the Wall Street Journal says some apps are a must for your shopping trip.
Here are some of his examples:
1. PRICEGRABBER, PIC2SHOP and BARCODE SCANNER are all free. They work simply by aiming your camera at the products barcode. The app reads the code and does comparison shopping for you. Checking out what stores stock the product and what the price is at each location.
2. LEVELUP APP. Plenty of apps dole out rewards to shoppers. This free app, from SCVNGR Incorporated, is one of several that give shoppers cash credits after they spend a certain amount using the app at selected retailers.
3. SMOOPA APP. When you scan a bar code with this app, free from Smoopa Incorporated, and enter the price of the item and the location of the store, it shows you comparison prices and sometimes gives you a Bonus-A credit that can be redeemed in cash or applied to gift cards or charitable donations.
There are other apps out there that can help make the most out of your shopping experience. To get the entire article by Greg Bensinger of The Wall Street Journal, click on the link below.