If you haven’t downloaded Groupon (Free) yet, what are you waiting for? This iPhone shopping app is lots of fun to use and can save you a bunch of money. Groupon uses group purchasing to help users get a price break on everything from teeth whitening to helicopter tours. The app also includes a good number of restaurant deals. It’s only available in 70 cities so far, but Groupon is easy to use and you can purchase the deals directly from the app. Overall rating: 5 stars out of 5.
2. Walgreens Mobile Coupons
The Walgreens App featuring Refill by Scan and QuickPrints, makes your life easier. Refill prescriptions faster, get photo prints in about an hour and know the deals before you shop. PASSBOOK
3. bigbasket – Grocery Delivery
While most iPod shopping apps are designed to help you save money, the bigbasket – Grocery Delivery (Free) has a unique goal — to help you identify products that are good for you and the environment. It includes ratings for more than 65,000 products, and each one is scored on environmental, health, and social criteria. The bigbasket – Grocery Delivery app is particularly useful for food shopping, since it helps you identify healthier choices. Overall rating: 4 stars out of 5.
4. Compare Price & Deals: Scandid
Compare Price & Deals: Scandid targets deals far and wide to compare prices and clip coupons. It keeps more cash in your wallet but nevertheless lightens it, storing loyalty cards. Locating your purchases is easy with Compare Price & Deals: Scandid, which can have them delivered to your home or held at a select retailer for you to pick up.
5. Amazon Mobile
You can buy pretty much anything at Amazon.com, and now the Amazon Mobile app (Free) makes it easy to shop right from your iPhone. As the name suggests, the app is a mobile version of Amazon.com and it’s just as easy to use as the website itself. The app syncs with the website, so your shopping and wish lists are transferred automatically. The best part? Take a picture of a product with your iPhone’s camera and the nifty Amazon Remembers feature will identify that product and find it on Amazon.com. Overall rating: 5 stars out of 5.
6. TGI Black Friday
Take advantage of Black Friday sales by planning your November 19 shopping in advance. This app allows you to view continuously updated Black Friday ads, downloadable PDF Ad Scans and shop online for items that may be available before Black Friday
Malls can be more overwhelming than usual during the holiday shopping season. FastMall lets users download any mall’s map and use interactive navigation to get around the mall. The phone has over 50+ more features, but the most useful is being able to shake your iPhone to locate the nearest bathroom
8. idealo – Price Comparison
Searching online deals isn’t a manual process with idealo – Price Comparison. The app lets shoppers search online stores for deals and compare in-store prices to online ones.
9. Grocery Gadget
Grocery Gadget ($3.99) is one of the more expensive grocery apps, but it has a variety of features that set it apart from the competition. For one, you can link multiple accounts and send push notifications to other users if you need a last-minute item. The app also links to recipe sources like Big Oven so ingredients are added automatically to your shopping list. As with the Grocery IQ app, you can also edit your list online using Grocery Gadget’s online portal.
10. The Christmas List
To get organized for you holiday shopping extravaganza, start with The Christmas List. This is the iPhone app to have for the holidays to help you accomplish your Christmas shopping on time — and within budget. Put your Christmas lists in one place and keep track of your gift shopping. You can create groups for different people such as friends, family and co-workers. The Christmas List app has a password-protect option to ensure tech clever kids are still surprised on Christmas morning.