It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially when you look at your bank account! But you better not pout. You better not cry, I'm telling you why: You could save hundreds on gifts this year!
You don't have to wait for Santa Baby to hurry down your chimney. All the best deals can be found on your smartphone! I made a list of the best price comparison apps; check it twice!
RedLaser (Free; iOS, Android) - Have you ever bought a gift only to find out there was a much better price online or at another store? It's one of the worst feelings in the world! It's also one you'll never feel again thanks to RedLaser.
Just scan any barcode or QR code using RedLaser and you'll find prices from thousands of online and local retailers. You can also read reviews, find coupons and even buy items all from within the app.
PriceGrabber (Free; iOS, Android) - One of the most confounding dilemmas each holiday season is finding the perfect gifts for your more discerning friends and family members. PriceGrabber can give you a hand.
It's a price comparison app similar to RedLaser, but it also includes the Gift Shaker. It gives you a random gift suggestion to help jump start your brain. PriceGrabber also calculates the BottomLinePrice, which includes tax and shipping.
Google Shopper (Free; iOS, Android) - When you're looking for a bargain, why not get the power of the Web's biggest search engine behind you? Google Shopper is an app that puts all the items for sale indexed on Google at your fingertips.
You can scan barcodes and packaging or search by voice for products and prices. You'll be able to see nearby deals and get new daily offers and specials.
Amazon Price Check (Free; iOS, Android) - Amazon has some of the world's lowest prices on almost anything you can spend money on. When you're out shopping this holiday season, just scan the barcode using Price Check to find out whether Amazon has it for less.
You won't find local competition using this app, but you will find tons of online deals. You may even get discounts on items just for using Amazon Price Check.
Milo (Free; iOS, Android) - With so much business happening online these days, it could make you wistful for good old-fashioned brick and mortar stores. After all, there's something to be said about holding a product in your hands and purchasing it from friendly, knowledgeable humans.
But you still want to get a great deal! Have the best of both worlds with Milo. It's an app that lets you search thousands of local stores for the best price on all kinds of different items.
And, of course, don't forget the great gifts and deals in my online store! If you need gift ideas, I have you covered with my Holiday Gift Guide. It's got something for everyone, from gifts under $30 to gifts for photo enthusiasts and gadget lovers.