Holiday Shopping the Smart Way

The Holidays are a time of comfort and joy, but preparing for them can be extremely stressful. We all put our shopping off as long as possible, and trying to keep track of everything we need to buy, find it and pay for it all in such a short amount of time usually seems like an impossible feat. Luckily, we live in the age of technology, and our Smart Phones can take a lot of stress out of our Holiday shopping. Here is a list of helpful little apps that can help make the process quicker and easier so you can focus on enjoying your Holiday Season.


This is one of the best apps for making sure you don’t miss out on any deals in your area. Available on both Android and iOS, RetailMeNot uses your current location to alert you on nearby sales and discounts. You can also select areas that you plan on visiting later and the app will let you know about any deals there as well. It even has in-app coupons that can be presented at checkout for a little extra savings. And if you need some nourishment while you’re out shopping, RetailMeNot can inform you about nearby food options as well.

Point Inside

How can you find anything in a mall full of people? Well, Point Inside can draw on its database of hundreds of shopping centers around the country and let you search for the item you need. It will tell you what stores to visit and even what aisle to look in! instead of wandering aimlessly around the store, let Point Inside do the finding for you. The app is available on both Android and iOS.


So you can find your item and be sure you aren’t missing a deal, but how can you be sure you’re getting the best deal? Enter ShopSavvy. Simply scan the barcode of the product using your Android, iOS or Windows device, and ShopSavvy will let you know where the best price is in your area and whether or not it is in stock. Once you scan an item, you can tell the app to notify you whenever there is a price change anywhere nearby so you are always up to date.

There are plenty of other helpful shopping apps out there as well, but these have proven to be the most useful and best reviewed. Try them out for yourself, happy shopping and Happy Holidays!