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Savvy shopping using your smart phone

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Smart phones are everywhere, and as holiday shopping kicks in, there is an app for almost everything--including shopping. Financial expert Mark Lamkin from Lamkin Wealth Management says there are four shopping apps that can help you save time and money this season.

1.) ShopSavvy: ShopSavvy leverages your location to help you find the best deal. Instead of focusing simply on your location, we first focus on what we think you are looking for. By combing location with shopping history ShopSavvy can help you find the 'deals' you are looking for regardless of whether or not they are across the street or across town.

2.) Red Laser: Quickly and easily scan barcodes, see list of prices for Local and online retailers, find books at local (US) libraries, email yourself to check items out later, check food against allergens, can't read the barcode? Enter the code manually.

3.) Compare Everywhere: Compare Everywhere is an Android application that allows shoppers to find the current price of a product across dozens of stores in an instant. Using the HTC G1 or Magic's built-in camera, product barcodes are effortlessly scanned providing the user with product prices, reviews, and with android's built-in GPS support it'll even tell you the location and directions of all the nearest stockists.

4.) Slifter: iPhone users can now download the Slifter application, the first local product search tool available in the App Store that allows consumers to search and share products and promotions at local retailers.

Slifter enables users to search over 350 million products at more than 200,000 retail stores across the country, and makes real-world shopping as interactive as the iPhone:

SEARCH local store inventory for products, Hot Deals, and promos (including 40 million circular offers)

SORT products by price or distance

SEE product information, images and maps

SAVE products and promotions into a mobile Shopping List

SHARE finds with friends and family

WEB EXTRA:

Six Ways an iPhone Can Save You Money:

Buying an iPhone (or any smart phone) isn't easy if you consider yourself a frugal person. For all you other frugaholics that need a little push to come over to the dark side, here are six ways an iPhone (or most smart phones) can save you money: ATM Fees, music, price checking, cheap gas, books, phone calls. To read more about the cost savings you can reap with an iPhone go to http://www.wisebread.com/how-an-iphone-can-save-you-money

 

Lamkin Wealth Management

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