Technology is changing the shopping experience, and as a result, consumers are benefiting. Tech not only influences retail, it completely drives it. And, as more and more retailers adopt sophisticated technologies to attract consumers, tons of perks and conveniences become available to the consumer. Retailers fight for our business and loyalty and, in exchange, shoppers are no longer paying full price.
So, how can you take advantage of all the deals available? Through apps of course! It’s easy to lose sight of all the ways we can save, but luckily, the list of apps below will ensure you never pay full price again.
Flipp has turned couponing and deal searching into a digital dream. Flipp is an iOS and Android app that aggregates coupons, deals, and offers from national and local chains into one easy-to-access dashboard. This completely eliminates the need to search through endless flyers and emails to find relevant deals. The app sends a reminder when saved coupons are about to expire, as well as sends new deals from favorite stores and brands (based on location). The verdict? Flipp is a family favorite, saving 20-50 percent on everyday items.
Gas prices are rising across North America; however, gas stations stay competitive with their prices. GasBuddy uses a smartphone’s built-in GPS system to locate nearby gas stations and reports on the current price. Search by proximity or filter by price. GasBuddy is perfect for road trips; as you’re on the road, you can see if it’s worth it to fill up now or if you can wait until the next exit.
It’s never been easier to get paid for shopping. Ibotta offers cash back on purchases. Just scan receipts, and major retailers will send cash. Major retailers like Walmart, Target, and Walgreens support the app, so earning cash back can come faster than you think. Once there’s $20 in your account, the money can be transferred to PayPal, a gift card, or more.
Ever walked through a mall and wondered where all of the good deals are hiding? Shopular aims to find them. It uses location-based tracking and notifies the user when deals are nearby. Plus, it allows you to select favorite shops from a huge curated list and will notify you when deals and discounts become available. Everything is done through the app, so there’s no need for flyers and coupons. Tons of retailers are participating, including Starbucks, CVS, and Forever 21.
Diana Aquino is a Marketing and Project Management professional with extensive experience in mobile, app analytics, and marketing strategy. She’s worked with some of the biggest brands in the world, helping apps reach top ranks. You can reach her on Twitter, or connect with her on Linkedin.