5 Free, Handy Price Comparison Apps

5 Free, Handy Price Comparison Apps
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The newest issue of ShopSmart magazine, published by Consumer Reports, highlights the best free ways to check prices at competitors while you’re out shopping.

We’ve covered some before, like Amazon Price Check. That’s for Apple or Android devices and can use bar codes, photos or product names to check Amazon for lower prices.

Another popular option we’ve covered is RedLaser. It’s an oldie but a goodie, available for Android, Apple, BlackBerry, and Windows phones. Give it your location and scan or search for an item, and you’ll get online and local prices. It also lets you find deals and coupons, and can keep a digital version of loyalty/rewards cards.

We’ve found that ShopSavvy gets bar codes right more often than some other apps, and it also allows user reviews. It’s for Apple, Android and Windows phones.

ScanLife is new to us, but its standout feature is a live feed of prices other people have just scanned. That might be useful even if you’re not currently shopping.

Lastly, there’s Smoopa: This one sounds more community-oriented, with users grading stores on how often they have the cheapest prices. Users can also get perks such as gift cards if they find, purchase and report the best in-store prices. It’s for Android and Apple phones.

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