Buyer’s remorse, or shopper’s guilt, is when you get the feeling you’ve paid to much for something. Get rid of those second-thoughts by using one of these free price comparison apps that will help you save time, money and stress.
Price Check by Amazon – Scan a product’s bar code, snap a photo, or say its name and model number, to see if Amazon sells it for less. The app also allows users to share in-store prices, so other customers can benefit from Amazon’s willingness to undercut other retailers. Works on: Android and Apple devices..
RedLaser was one of the first price comparison apps and is still the gold standard. It’s been updated to include coupons for retailers and digital versions of shopper loyalty cards, plus you can make purchases directly in the app if you see a cheaper price elsewhere. Works on: Android, Apple, Blackberry, and Windows.
ScanLife allows users to price compare with ease and share prices with fellow scanners. The app has a live feed that shows prices others have scanned. Works on: Android, Apple, Blackberry, and Windows.
ShopSavvy t now features user reviews, product videos, enhanced purchasing tools and the ability to add prices for local stores and new products. Works on: Android, Apple, and Windows.
Smoopa is all about sharing prices users find. Stores are graded by how often they return the lowest prices among Smoopa users. Those who stumble upon an in-store price that beats competitors and makes the purchase receive a reward redeemable via PayPal, gift cards for stores such as Amazon and Walmart or a charity donation.Works on: Android and Apple.
These free price comparison apps are recommended by Shop Smart magazine, part of the Consumer Report family of frugal living magazines.
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