5 Apps to make holiday shopping a snap
If you're still hustling to find holiday gifts, get a little help. These apps for your iPhone, iPad and other devices make holiday shopping a snap.
Goodzer helps shoppers locate exactly what they want to purchase — from a little black dress for tonight's cocktail party to that nearly sold-out must-have gadget. With just a couple of clicks, this app saves shoppers time and money by searching more than 2 billion products at half a million stores in the U.S., filtered by distance, price or store. Goodzer's iPhone app is available for free in the iTunes App Store.
This app rewards users with "kicks" just for walking into retail partners such as Toys "R" Us, Old Navy, Target, Macy's, Best Buy and more. You also can get kicks for scanning items from partner brands (e.g., Kraft, Procter & Gamble and HP) as well as for making purchases with your Visa card. Kicks earned can be redeemed for in-store gift cards, song downloads, movie tickets, donations to charity and more. Check out shopkick.com for more details.
ShopSmart is a free shopping app by Billeo that instantly alerts you when a deal is available through loyalty programs, credit card rewards programs and more than 1,500 merchants — saving people an average of 10 percent on each purchase. Native to the iPad, Billeo's ShopSmart app was built to make holiday shopping from a tablet easier and less expensive with lots of cool features. Get it free at the App Store.
Amazon Price Check
When you're out and about, you can comparison-shop with this iPhone app from Amazon. Use barcodes, photos, speech and text to find the lowest prices from Amazon.com and its merchants. It's a great way to compare in-store prices to make sure you are actually getting a bargain. Download Price Check for free for iPhone or Android at Amazon.com.
Google Shopper does more than just check local and online prices: It also finds reviews, videos, specifications and other details you want to know before you buy an item. The Google Shopper iPhone app recognizes products by cover art, barcode, voice and text search. Get Google Shopper for the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad at the iTunes App Store.