When it comes to innovation, there is no doubt that Mobile apps have given us a completely new way to interact and have access to information from anywhere in the world.
Apps are here to make our lives “easier” so its not surprised that this holiday season there are tons of apps that can make the shopping experience a little easier and help us find some saving along the way.
Best Apps For Shopping And Savings
The holiday season can be the most stressful time to be a shopper.
With a huge shopping list to complete and the clock ticking it can be difficult to stay on track and on a budget. Believe it or not during this holiday season apps can be a good option to save and shop at the lowest prices.
The Following are some of the smart phone apps that can help you beat the odds and allow you to save both time and money.
1. Get the Best Deals – Google Shopper
Google shopper is a bar-code scanning app, that can help you search for whatever product you are looking for, from a book to high-end electronics, the Google shopper app can find the best deal available for you both online and in-store. Once you have found the best-deal available you can directly make a purchase from the app itself and even share your findings with your friends and family.
The app also have a “Search by Voice” which allows you to say the name of the product and it will automatically search for it. These online shopping apps are free on both iPhones and Android phones.
2. Holiday Budget Planning Apps – Santa’s Bag & Christmas Gift List
These apps allow you to make a list of people you want to buy gifts for, their wish lists and budget accordingly. You can record what you have spent so far and even know for whom you haven’t bought a gift yet.
Another interesting app, Christmas List Snowball even has some animations to keep you in a good mood when you have to wait in long lines, which can be common during the holidays!
3. Dubli Network
While not an app yet, the Dubli Network toolbar offers great deals for those who use the portal to make purchases. The good thing about this website is that you can save regardless of what it is you are buying. Dubli Network is one of the biggest saving online portals that you can take advantage of for a low monthly membership.
4. Holiday Meal Planning – Coupons.com & Favado
While many people manage to stay on track on their gift budget, their holiday meal budget goes dangerously overboard. Apps such as Coupons.com and Favado, can help you here too. Make a list of the groceries you want to purchase and these apps will find the best deals and coupons for you in your region. Another big seasonal holiday attraction is receiving official letters from santa gift cards for Christmas and children. Who doesn’t like a personalized card directly from the North Pole that you can order online!
While using these apps may take some time getting used to, the savings can add up massively letting you stay organized and on budget. Remember the internet is a big place and safety and security are essentials to keep in mind to ensure a pleasurable shopping experience online.
Finally, while apps can help you save a lot money, getting your gifts right also involves planning. You many end up spending a lot on things that are not worth their cost. So arm yourself with the right apps and information, go out there this holiday season and beat the retailers at their own game!!
Also, for all of you who use social media and like to share what you bought…consider opening up a Kalatu Blog to help share the holiday cheer and spirit. Letting people who know you get better deals and save money shopping is a great way to connect and engage with people who buy and shop for similar items and ideas as you do.