‘Tis the season for holiday gifting, but shopping can get expensive — and fast. Luckily, you have a superpower on your side: your smartphone. If you’ve ever dipped your toe into the coupon app market, you know there are about a million ways to save yourself money with minimal effort, but it can be confusing to even remember which app to use and when. Ahead, we’ve narrowed down the most useful apps and tools to help you score the best deal on all your holiday buys. Now all you have to worry about is finding that perfect gift.
Gumdrop is a simple browser add-on that searches the web for the best holiday deals and automatically adds coupons to your purchase at checkout. Plus, a percentage of what you spend is automatically donated to a charity or school of your choice, something you can feel really good about.
Rack up points for browsing products, entering stores, scanning codes and, of course, buying what you were going to buy anyway on Shopkick.
Ibotta lets you get cash rebates through PayPal from over 80 stores for all the items on your list. Ibotta also uses your location to tell you where the nearest and best rebates are.
Scan barcodes with your phone camera and ShopSavvy will check brick-and-mortar and online stores for the best price (incredibly handy for taking advantage of holiday sales) as well as offer up real reviews for every product.
The OG cash-back reward system, Ebates gets you cash back via check or PayPal for items you buy. Use their coupon codes or shop through their website or the app to start receiving cash back.
Love browsing coupons? Flipp compiles all the local flyers so you don’t have to. Browse with just a flick of a finger.
7. The Camelizer
The Camelizer is a browser add-on that’s married to Amazon and tracks prices on products you want, sending an alert when prices drop.
8. Prime Now app
Time is money, and the Prime Now app puts delivery of hundreds of foods, goods and products at your fingertips when you just can’t stand to fight the holiday crowds in stores.