Friday, February 4, 2011

Frugal Friday! Dial Up Savings

I found this small article in AllYou magazine, December 17, 2010 issue.

Dial Up Savings

Let these smartphone apps do the work of finding rock-bottom prices, in store and online.

SHOPLOCAL.COM-When you see an item you want in store, punch in the product name at this website on a GPS-enabled smartphone to find the price at nearby and online retailers. If the store you're in has a competitor-price-matching policy, and you find an item for less, you'll snap up savings on the spot.

SHOPSAVVY-Scan the bar code of any product with your phone's camera and this free app ( will compare prices with local online retailers. Available for iPhones, Android devices and Nokia smartphones.

SHOOGER SWEET DEALS-This free app ( allows iPhone, Android and BlackBerry users to instantly access local coupons by category, merchant or keyword without clipping. Just show your phone at checkout to redeem your savings.

VALPAK-It's not just for groceries anymore! Access local electronic coupons (no clipping) on gift cards, flowers, gift baskets, jewelry and more on your iPhone, Palm Pre and BlackBerry with this free app (

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