What's APPening? Holiday Savings
● By Aimee Cormier
By Gail Suberbielle
We do love a bargain, especially when holiday shopping. Sale uses your phone’s location to show you all of the available discounts from nearby retailers, including a map to give you the locations. Another handy feature of this app is that it allows users to bookmark images for easy review and gives them the ability to create shopping lists. Want Aunt Susie to see that fabulous jacket you’ve got on your Christmas wish list? Sale lets you share your favorite sales and products with family and friends, too. More than 100,000 stores are featured in the Sale app, including retailers like Kohl’s, Walgreens, Michael’s, Best Buy and more. Cost: Free.
Whether you’re an avid couponer or just looking to save some money around the holidays, SnipSnap is a terrific app that lets you easily scan and save coupons. No more carrying around labeled envelopes of coupons or pulling that tattered and torn coupon from the depths of your handbag. Simply take a photo of the coupon using your phone’s camera, and the app turns the coupon into a scannable bar code, allowing users to just hand their phone to the cashier at the supermarket or department store. Users also can easily browse and share coupons with anyone else using the app. Cost: Free.