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Must-Have Shopping Apps for Android Devices
If you shop a lot, whether you shop online or in the store, and are trying to save money, there are several apps you should check out. This hub will provide more information on those apps.
Apps for Any Stores You Shop At Frequently
Many major department stores as well as a lot of grocery stores now have their own apps on the Android platform. Walmart and Amazon both have their own Android apps, and also several of the grocery stores that I shop at, such as Krogers and Harris Teeter, have their own apps. Amazon also has their own app, and in addition they also have an app called Price Check that you can use to check the price of the product that you want to find on Amazon - all you have to do is take a picture of it or scan the barcode, and if it's in Amazon's database they will find it. If you have to get prescriptions filled at your local pharmacy on a regular basis, you might also consider looking to see if your pharmacy has an Android app. I know Rite Aid has an Android app, because I have it downloaded to my Android phone. One interesting feature that Rite Aid's app has, is that if you have an account on their website, you can use the built-in bar code scanner that's part of their app to refill your prescriptions. This is faster than calling the store and going through their voice prompts.
Cart Crunch is an app that you can take a picture of your store receipt, and it will find deals on items that are on that receipt. One thing about Cart Crunch, however is that it only accepts receipts from certain stores - Wal-Mart, Dollar General, as well as a few others.
With Snip Snap, you can take pictures of any coupons you have and store them electronically on your phone - Snip Snap will keep track of them and let you know when certain coupons are going to expire. You can also find coupons that other users have snipped and add them to your saved coupons as well. Then, when you go into the store all you have to do is show the cashier the coupon.
Ziplist is a shopping list app that uses your phone's bar code scanner to add items to your shopping list - you can also do a search for the item and if Ziplist finds it, you can add it to your list. You can also look up recipes with Ziplist - if you find a recipe you like, you can add it to your recipe box. When you're ready to make the recipe, tap "Add to List" to add the recipe ingredients to your list.
Ibotta shows you offers at stores in your area - some will be exclusive to that store, others will be available in other stores as well. If you find an offer that interests you, select it and then when you buy the product, take a picture of the receipt with your phone's camera, and the amount of the offer will be credited to your account once the receipt is verified. You can also earn additional money by completing other tasks, such as taking surveys, writing testimonials or sharing on social networks. Once you've earned $10 you can cash out with Paypal or send the earnings to your bank account.
These are just a few Android apps that can help you save money when you shop online or in the store - there are many others. If you have any Android apps that you like to use to save money, I'd love to hear about them!