Best apps to help you save money while you shop!

Most of us are suckers for a good deal, and it's especially nice when you can find a great deal on something you use on a regular basis. We've got a list of apps that are dedicated to saving you money on your next purchase, big or small.


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With Pricerazzi, you can go about your daily life, shopping the way you always do. Then, take a picture of your receipt inside the Prizerazzi app and it will find the price drop policy of the retailer where you made your purchase. You can find price-matching deals for electronics, home appliances, furniture, toys, clothes, tools, and more.

Then, the team behind Pricerazzi searches for a lower price on the items you bought. If there is a lower price out there, and the item qualifies for price-matching, you'll receive an email that you can get a refund on the difference. Pricerazzi takes a 15 percent cut of your refund and you can walk with a skip in your step knowing that you got the best deal for your purchase.

If you are a spontaneous shopper that always finds a cheaper price on an item after you've bought it, Pricerazzi might help you put money back in your pockets.


With TopCashBack, you can find discounts on items from your favorite stores by shopping online or in-person. When you visit a retail store that supports TopCashBack, you can show a special code at the register. The retailer will then give a commission to TopCashBack, which the company will then make payable to you. So, you can earn five, 10, even 20 percent cash back when you shop. If you can't find a store near you that works with TopCashback, it's no problem You can shop online directly through the app and easily find the best cash back offers.

If you love getting paid to shop, try TopCashback. When the checks come rolling in for stuff you were already planning on buying, you'll think the world has gone mad.


Why pay retail price for anything when you can get it for less? RetailMeNot uses that life motto to find discounts at all of the most popular stores around you. Select categories that interest you the most and get a steady feed of discount offers. Check nearby locations to see if there are any great in-store specials, or grab a coupon code to shop online.

RetailMeNot also lets you know about sales. So, if you time it right, you could use an in-store coupon to purchase an item that is already on sale and really make the savings count.

If you are a smart shopper, check the RetailMeNot app before you head out on your buying spree.


Have you ever thought about buying something at a store, but were just sure you could find it cheaper somewhere else? ShopSavvy lets you find out where. When you find an item that you want to buy, scan the barcode. ShopSavvy will search for local and online retail stores and show you where you can buy it and for how much. That $100 keyboard tray that you want to buy at Fry's is actually $40 cheaper on Amazon. Now that's a discount worth waiting for.

ShopSavvy is more than just a barcode scanner. You can also find out about sales going on at a number of major retailers, like Macy's, William Sonoma, Newegg, and more.

If you don't know what you are looking for when you go out shopping, but you still want to be able to see if you can find items cheaper somewhere else, try ShopSavvy.


If you don't already know what Overstock is, it is a website that features thousands of discounted electronics, home furnishings, personal items, and more. Items are deeply discounted since the online retail store is able to stock more than it has room for. Plus shipping is often times free for more expensive items. Believe it or not, some of the already-ridiculously low priced items actually go on sale, saving you even more money.

If you love to shop online, Overstock is a great website to satisfy your shopping desires without breaking the bank.


Groupon, if you haven't heard of it, is an online deals website that specializes in bringing you great discounts from businesses in your area. The Groupon staff contacts retailers in different cities and offers to help promote their business by allowing customers to purchase one-time deep discounts. You can go out to dinner for half off, get tickets to local events for cheap, buy toys at prices that are even lower than Amazon, and even get great deals on vacations.

The deals are only available for a very limited time (sometimes only a day), and there is usually a limit how many you can purchase. When you buy a Groupon, you can take it to the specified retailer and show it to them to receive the approved discount.

If you like trying new things in your neighborhood, but worry about spending too much money on something you may not like, use Groupon to check out new businesses without spending too much cash.

Do you use any special shopping apps? What are they and why do you love them?

Lory Gil

Lory is a renaissance woman, writing news, reviews, and how-to guides for iMore. She also fancies herself a bit of a rock star in her town and spends too much time reading comic books.  If she's not typing away at her keyboard, you can probably find her at Disneyland or watching Star Wars (or both).