Gone are the days of standing in lines for the hottest toy or purse around the holidays. Technology has made it easier than ever to shop online. We’ve rounded up five of the greatest shopping apps to make your holiday shopping even easier this year. From saving money all through the season to keeping track of gift cards, these apps will allow to kick your feet up by the fireplace, enjoy a cup of cocoa and shop from your mobile device or tablet. Don’t forget to also shop through Ebates to get Cash Back on all your purchases year-round.
We know how important it is for our members to shop on the go which is why we’ve made the Ebates App better than ever. Discover the hottest daily deals, new sale announcements, coupon codes and more all at your fingertips. You can easily access your favorite stores as well as your Cash Back history, cash pending and details on your next Big Fat Check. Store your most used credit card and use the new “Buy Now” feature to shop easily with one click – perfect for those one-item purchases on the go! And don’t forget to enable push notifications to never a miss a deal.
Searching for the best price can be time consuming. Download and use RedLaser, which searches millions of products across thousands of online and local retailers to find you the best price. RedLaser also will find alternative products and accessories for the product you just searched. You’ll also get product reviews, descriptions and even nutritional information when purchasing food for your holiday parties. Not that this is the time to be counting calories or anything.
If you shop online, you probably know what a hassle it is to track all your packages. Slice keeps an eye on all your purchases for you. Not only will Slice track your packages, but it watches for price drops and alerts you on hazardous product recalls as well. Ever wondered where you spend most of your money when shopping online? Check out “Slice and Dice” which visualizes your shopping activity into bubbles and charts.
If you’re the type of person that gets lots of gift cards during the holidays, GoWallet will help keep all your gift cards in one place. Add the gift cards you have to your “wallet” and you’ll be able to check the balances of all your cards at a glance. Don’t spend time calling and punching in numbers to see your balance. GoWallet allows you to easily scan your cards to save time and assure accuracy. Another great feature of GoWallet is that you can exchange your unwanted gift cards for up to 92% of the value.
Get your gifts right every time with Giftser. Giftser’s mobile (and web) registry allows family and friends to create private and group wish lists for all occasions. Gifts can be marked as reserved or purchased so others don’t purchase duplicate gifts. Shop for gifts your family and friends really want and need with a five-star rating system. And if you’re looking for some festive fun, add a Secret Santa draw to add some jolly to your holiday.
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