These 9 Free Smartphone Mobile Phone Apps Will Save Back To School Parent Shoppers Big

Industry: Mobile Apps

Lingstar shows Back To School shoppers how they can now uncover the very best local deals on their smartphones

Holmdel, NJ (PRUnderground) August 13th, 2013

It’s that Most Wonderful Time of the Year once again and retailers are competing for a slice of the $72.5 billion dollar Back to School shopping market.  Closing in as the 2nd-highest retail money maker according to the National Retail Federation, “Back To School” a lucrative opportunity for businesses to increase their profits by offering competitive prices for parents online.

One way smart businesses are taking advantage of this is to attract customers via social media, coupons and mobile apps.  “Mobile Phone Apps allow customers to instantly compare prices of popular back-to-school items in real time,” Barbara Ling of Lingstar commented.  “No longer are consumers tied to their desktops to research where the best deal can be found; they can instantly check prices while standing in the aisle.  Once bought, they can easily share their savings on Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms.”

Not every parent knows about the best ways to uncover deals for their children’s back to school expenditures.  To start them off in right direction, Barbara recommends investigating these mobile popular shopping and coupon smartphone apps: Price Check : Free app by Amazon that lets you search for Amazon products quickly using barcode, picture, voice, and text search, and access product descriptions and customer reviews.

eBay RedLaser : Barcode and QR code scanner, lets you find local deals easily, digitize your wallet and more.  Free.

ShopSavvy : Barcode and QR code scanner, users can also add barcodes to the system.  Includes Slide2Pay technology.  Free.

Zoomingo Local Shopping : Local deals from over 50,000+ retail stores.  Rewards earnings too.  Geofenced 3000+ malls and alerts you to best offer when you visit the mall.  Free.

Shoptopia : Find the best local deals, save them to the site for future usage and more.  Personal shopping companion, allows you to find what’s hot and trending as well. Free.

In addition, the mobile app “Keyring” lets you to scan and store your existing loyalty cards so you don’t have to carry any plastic/paper when shopping.  Free.

Other coupon/deal-related sites online which have complementary mobile apps include:

Retail Me Not : Very popular online site that offers over 500,000 coupons from a variety of sites updated daily.  Free.

Yowsa : Removes the need for coupon clipping (merchants can add coupones for free).  Location based.  Free.

The Coupons App : Real-time coupon display, ability to share coupons and more.  Features a coupon widget, voice searching and gas pricing updates based upon your location, more.  Free.

‘”Back to School” is a time for parents to spend money on their children,” Barbara said. “It just makes good business sense for a business to use mobile apps and coupons to showcase their deals in as many places as possible.”

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