App Help for Holiday Shoppers

Published 11/30 2012 02:23PM

Updated 11/30 2012 02:46PM

Shopping season is now in full swing and consumers should use whatever help they can get to find the best deals and compare products to save time and money. 

In today's technologically advanced society, there are many tools to be taken advantage of. 

Just one avenue of aid can be found in the palm of your hand. Smartphones of different operating systems offer numerous apps to help you make the most informed decisions. Here are just a few to get you started:

Google Shopper 

This app helps you find information on millions of products. It recognizes products by cover art, barcode, voice and text search. You can find local and online prices, reviews, specifications, videos, and more to helo you make the best purchasing decision. With one click you can save items to your shopping list and share with friends.

Available on Android and iPhone for Free.


This Black Friday and Christmas shopping season, join the over 4 million users who love shopkick. It's like a rewards program--only better. You don't even have to buy anything. You get rewarded just for walking into stores like Target, Macy's, Best Buy, Old Navy and Crate & Barrel. Get even more kicks when you scan items and make purchases. Forget sales and coupons. You can find great discounts and deals in the app. It's a magical experience, and it's free.

You can redeem kicks to treat yourself with a free latte at Starbucks, gift cards at many stores, iTunes song downloads, even designer merchandise and trips. You've got nothing to lose. Take shopkick for a whirl--we think you're going to love it for the holidays.

Available on Android and iPhone for Free.

Coupon Sherpa

Thanks to Coupon Sherpa's mobile coupons, the days of clipping them from the newspaper are indeed over. Now, no matter where you go (as long as you have cell service, of course), you have access to hundreds of coupons for some of the most popular stores around.

Simply find the store you're shopping at in the ever-expanding retail section. When you locate the deal you're looking for, show the cashier and they'll scan in the savings directly from your phone. No printing necessary. The mobile coupons are updated daily so you always have access to the latest discounts and special offers as soon as they become available.

Available on Android and iPhone and iPad for Free.


Always know what to buy, when to buy it and get the price guaranteed on your purchases of electronics, appliances, home & garden and sporting goods. Decide Shopping & Price Predictor App is your Unbiased Shopping Advisor, helping Decide members save money, time and avoid buyer's remorse. 

Decide Shopping & Price Predictor App helps you quickly make a purchase decision using product recommendations based on millions of reviews from experts and product owners like you. Members also get: 

+ Price predictions and model predictions to help you buy at the right time 
+ Unique price guarantee: when you follow recommendations to buy now, they proactively track prices for you and pay you the difference if a lower price becomes available in the next two weeks 

Search across thousands of shopping sites and local stores, including: 
Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe's, B&H PhotoVideo, J&R, Newegg, Target, Sears, Tigerdirect, Fry's and others 

Available only on iPhone and iPad for free. Some features require monthly fee.

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