It is the best thing I’ve done for my wallet in a long time. New rule: Whenever you reach for your wallet at the store, be smart and dig for shopping apps on your phone to spend less for the same item.
Paying full price after seeing the power of these winning retail shopping tools is a thing of the past. It works most of the time, but not always.
In most cases, you will love the feeling when you watch the price drop on the final checkout total. My phone and wallet are such great shopping friends now.
HOW TO SAVE MONEY AT RETAIL STORES
#1 Download these four winning shopping apps
#2 Take a moment to register them and answer a few questions about where you usually shop
#3 Turn on location services in your phone if previously disabled so that coupons and discounts can automatically be sent to your phone.
DOWNLOAD THE 4 WINNING SHOPPING APPS
Here are the newest and best shopping apps we have tested that prove worth having:
Location-based coupons are pushed to your phone as you are shopping locally. Bring this one to any of the more than 1,000 malls supported across the U.S. to save.
Barcode scanner built-in to app lets you lookup an item in-store to price compare online and local retail prices to find the best deal.
50,000 retailer coupons in one spot that you can use at register or online
Hafta Have app
Scan item’s full price barcode and get notified when it goes on sale.
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