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Find the best deals and save money with iOS / Android apps

Whether you’re grocery shopping, clothes shopping or out looking for a new computer or big screen TV, it’s always important to get the best deals possible. If you own an Android or iOS device, then there are plenty of apps — available to download from the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace – that will help you find the best deals and save money.

In fact, Liane Cassavoy from has recently published an article listing some of the top money saving apps for both iOS and Android users. First on the list is the Red Laser app, which turns your smartphone into a barcode scanner. Simply take a photo of the barcode, and the app will check prices on all online and local retailers to hopefully find the cheapest.

Another way to find the best deal on a product is the free Shopping by TheFind app, which is available for Android and iOS platforms. Not only will this app enable you to check prices of specific items sold online and in retail stores, it also allows you to scan barcodes for more detailed product information, get maps to stores, set prices watches, and even save product lists.

Shopkick on the other hand is an app that allows you to collect rewards for checking in to specific retailers such as Macy’s, Target and Best Buy. Users earn points called kicks every time they check in. These points can then be redeemed for rewards like movie vouchers, gift cards or perhaps Facebook credits. Save Benjis is another app that enables you to compare prices.

The $2 version also enables you to scan barcodes for easier price comparison. Are you a fan of coupons, but you just don’t like carrying them all around with you? If you do, then the Coupon Sherpa app might be the answer. The app — which is coming to Android and BlackBerry soon — lets you search for relevant coupons on your smartphone.

Meanwhile, Key Ring is the ideal app for those that own various store loyalty cards, as it lets you scan and store them on your mobile device so you can simply show that to the store clerks when purchasing a product. If you find it hard to work out exactly how much money you are saving in the sales, then it might be worth downloading the Sale Saver app.

The free app even includes an automatic tax calculator. The Groupon app has also made it onto the list. Groupon allows you to search for and purchase product deals based on your location. Another app that enables you to search your local retailers is Milo’s Local Shopping. Participating retailers include Target, Walgreens and GameStop.

If you want an app that provides you with reviews on products, then the Buzzillions Reviews application might be the one for you. Besides being able to read reviews, it also allows you to read more information on a product and check prices. Google Shopper not only alerts users to nearby offers, it will also show them the deal of the day.

Other great shopping apps that are on the list include CompareMe, Shopper, Amazon Mobile and Fast Mall. You can read more about these apps via the website. We hope that these apps can be of help to you. Have you got any shopping apps that you’d like to tell us about?

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Written by Tina Chubb

Tina’s passion is gaming news, but you will find her exploring other tech stories. Follow Tina for the latest happenings in the gaming world with popular gaming devices, including PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and portable gaming on iOS, PSP, DS and more.

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