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Top Six Shopping Apps for the Holiday Season

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and that means making your list, checking it twice, and trying to get the best deals on gifts for your friends and family. One thing that we know for sure is that the malls will be packed full of eager deal-hunters. If you want to skip the lines this year, check out our round-up of retail apps that will make shopping easy. Work on your gift list from your cozy couch, the train to work, or as you sip on that holiday latte. Grab some deals and forgo the holiday rush with CPR’s list of the top six holiday shopping apps!

Top 6 Stylish Shopping Apps for the Holiday Season

  1. Amazon

Amazon is a one-stop place for all of your online shopping. You can pretty much find anything and everything you need with the ability to shop millions of products. The app is so simple to use as you search, record, and track your orders with the voice command feature. The coolest thing about this app is it lets you take a picture of a product and automatically add it to your Amazon shopping list, without having to type anything or scan a bar code. Plus, get product details, read reviews, and scan barcodes to make sure you are getting the best prices possible.

  1. Etsy

Want to give a unique, handmade gift this year? You can support small business and shop from people all around the world with the Etsy app. The Etsy app allows you to search and favorite items as well as communicate directly with the seller. Need some inspiration? You can shop by categories or recommendations from Etsy like Etsy Picks, Editor’s Picks, Etsy Finds, Popular Shops and more! The best part? You can shop for gifts from anywhere and know that everything was designed, made, or curated by people running independent businesses.

  1. Flipp

Buying a tree, picking up groceries, or searching for the perfect smartphone accessory, Flipp is your go-to app for store savings. Flipp makes weekly purchasing easy with plenty of digital circulars and coupons from popular brands you enjoy; Plus, the circulars change each week! The app allows you to create a shopping list in advance, find local deals for savings on those items, and then check off items as you go. There is also a helpful Clippings feature that lets you browse circulars, search for items as you create your shopping list, and then clip the items you need. Talk about organization! Program the app to receive notifications that remind you when clippings and nearby offers expire and the handy Discount Slider highlights the best savings in the circular, fast.

  1. Giftgram

Won’t see a loved one during the holiday season? No problem! With the Giftgram app, you can send anyone a gift from anywhere. The process is simple. Step One: Pick a gift. The app curates best-in-class products from local and international retailers. Step Two: Choose a recipient. The recipient will be notified via text or email. Step Three: Send! The recipient enters the address where they wish to have the gift shipped. The process is easy and safe, plus the gift typically ships within 3-5 business days.

  1. Ibotta

From groceries to electronics to cosmetics, this app has the deals you want and gives you cash back for everyday purchases. Ibotta lets you earn cash in three easy ways: submitting a receipt, linking a loyalty account, or mobile in-app purchases. The app allows you to search for rebates in your area and partners with hundreds of your favorite retailers. Plus, new users get an extra $10 when they try Ibotta.

  1. RetailMeNot

With RetailMeNot you can score deals on your favorite places to eat and shop. Offering more than 50,000 retailers, you will never pass up a good deal again with the helpful nearby offers notification feature. View and search for offers near you at any time. So whether you’re on vacation or in your hometown, you can save big! RetialMeNot offers special deals, coupons, promotional gift cards, cash-back offers and more for in-store and online shopping. All you do is flash your phone to the friendly sales associate to scan!

You can easily keep your gift-buying on track with these budget-friendly apps. These apps are not only great during the holidays, but can be used all year-round to get great deals.

Remember, before you download and use any retail apps, check the customer reviews first, as the 2016 holiday season is introducing fake shopping apps that could be dangerous. As you continue to do your online shopping, make sure your devices are running smoothly. Head to your local CPR Cell Phone Repair shop for any and all of your repair needs. Find the location nearest you!

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