Shopping Smart with Smartphones

Summer is showing the end as we notice more of the “back to school” specials and promotions now.  As if there wasn’t already excuses enough to go shopping, smartphones have made it that much easier to spend some extra cash you have laying around! Many different apps exist that allow you to find the cheapest price for what you are looking for. Buying something full price? Who does that? The amount of coupon codes and discounts that stores offer through apps is more than enough for you to save significantly on each transaction. Below are listed a few noteworthy apps that will make your money more well spent and your time not wasted clipping coupons.

Threadflip and Poshmark are two apps that allow you to create a closet of clothes you want to sell for cheap prices. But its not your average consignment store! The brands are all upscale items that are 50-90% off the original price, which is a steal considering how expensive some brands can get. Along with being able to buy and sell clothes, you can also trade with others if they agree to one. There is also the option of negotiation if the price isn’t where you want it to be.

Apps like Retailmenot and Yowza are your ultimate guide to all things coupons. Both apps are custom-made to fit your wants and needs. They tailor the discounts to your location for stores and restaurants that are nearby. Another feature of these apps is that you can favorite certain stores that you shop at often so that it will alert you when any new deals become available. You’ll be saving the trees with these coupons: no paper necessary, just scan the barcode at any register.

Then, there are the well known apps : Groupon, LivingSocial and Travelzoo give you discounts ranging from products to vacations or haircuts. Find a new passion in pilates with a discounted class or go on a white water rapid adventure with 100 dollars off. Most popular are their vacation deals, usually 40-50 percent off a night at resorts across the world. They make your dreams of going places and doing things a little more possible than before.

Lastly, Slickdeals is an app that allows interactions between the super savers, as people share deals they have found that might not be advertised online quite yet, or not at all. If the deals are available online, you’re able to be directed to the website/manufacturer the deal stems from. It reminds me of Ben’s Bargains in a mobile experience with real time updates via push notifications with more links to other online deals – ready to redeem on your mobile device.

So – – go mobile with the variety of apps available to start shopping today!



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