Using Your Tablet to Help Find Shopping Deals

Using Your Tablet to Help Find Shopping Deals

Joelle Alcaidinho
Nov 23, 2012

So it's Black Friday and while I'm the type of person who loves a bargain I dislike crowds and waking up at absurd hours even more. So what's a tech loving, tablet toting gal to do who wants to snag some deals and drink hot cocoa at the same time? Well, shop using tech of course! The theme of this roundup is deals and the tablet apps to help you find the best price for practically everything on your list.

All of the following apps are free and are for the iPad (and iPhone) as well as Android phones although they will work on Android tablets unless otherwise specified. Sadly we could not find any apps built for Android tablets in this category.

Amazon: Although limited to buying from I use this app almost every day whether looking at something in a brick & mortar store or when I hear about something that is on someone's list. I primarily shop online and most of the time I find the best deals on Amazon. Using the built-in scanner I can very quickly find out if Amazon has that exact product for much less and if the convenience of having it today is worth the extra price. iOS and Android phones.

ShopSavvy: In addition to having a list of deals the app also features a barcode scanner that will pull up price results from local stores as well as online retailers. iOS and Android phones.

The Coupons App: As the name implies this app combs the internet for coupons and boasts a price comparison tool. Funnily enough based on reviews it seems iOS users find using it a bit confusing and Android reviewers give it 5 stars. Android phones and iOS.

Google Shopper: This is the second app that I use most often when I have an Android device in hand. Excellent price comparison search, as you could probably guess seeing as it's from Google, and the UI is really the best out of any similar apps for the Android platform. Android phones and iPhone.

GeoQpon Coupons & Shopping: Although not as nice to look at as ShopSavvy, this deal aggregator experience is not too bad compared to some of the other options out there. In addition to bringing together sales from retailers it also delivers mobile coupons. iOS and Android phones.

What tablet apps do you use to find the best bargains?

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