Shopping is sometimes necessary and other times a luxury, depending on the item you want and the budget you have. Either way, your Android phone can help you be a smarter and more frugal shopper regardless of whether you are placing a bid on eBay, searching for big savings from coupons, needing reviews on a store you want to visit for the first time or looking for a particular shop or restaurant in your area. By using your smartphone to help you shop, you can have fun while saving money and time.
While this is not a particular app, there are simply so many store locators for Android and other smartphones that it is difficult to narrow it down to only one. With that being said, any store locator is a necessary app for those who love to shop. These types of applications can help you find coffee shops, restaurants and so much more. And if you are hungry but cannot make a firm decision as to where to eat, your Android phone can show restaurants in any area categorized by cuisine. There are also apps that display information not limited to eateries.
ShopSavvy is an excellent Android app that helps its users save a ton of money. If you happen to be at a store that offers price matching, you can use your smartphone as a barcode scanner that will show all stores in your area carrying a particular item as well as the advertised cost at each store. If you find said item elsewhere at a lower price, simply show the results to the store owner or manager and request a price match. ShopSavvy can not only help you pay the lowest advertised price but also save you gas and time wasted by driving to multiple stores in order to collect the data your Android phone can show you in mere seconds.
Anyone who thrives on finding great deals will consider the MyCoupons to be an invaluable resource. This application allows you to quickly look for lower prices, in-store coupons and online codes to make shopping easy.
The Android Amazon application allows users to search for more than deals on books and other merchandise. Users can take a picture of a book cover or barcode and the Amazon app will use the picture as a search query that will display reviews as well as the best prices listed for the product. Even though any browser-based phone can be used to view www.amazon.com, this Android app streamlines the entire process.