The holidays are here, which marks the start of countless shopping trips and long to-do lists. While this might seem like nothing more than a chore, some apps can help you organize your shopping lists, hunt down the best deals, and more, to make holiday shopping as easy as possible for you. Here are the eight best apps for holiday shopping that you should start using immediately:
RetailMeNot is a free coupon app where you can find coupons to use on your phone. You can browse through the coupons offered for stores near your location, and you can get coupon codes if you're shopping online. You can even set up notifications to find out when sales start.
2. Santa's Bag
Do you have a lot of gifts to buy? If so, staying organized is essential! Santa's Bag lets you make a list of the people you need to buy for, and you can also set budgets. What's more, you can save gift ideas on the app, and print out lists.
If you prefer doing all your holiday shopping online, then Giftagram is just what you need. You can shop through the app, pick out gifts for everyone on your list, and then purchase them through the app and have the gifts sent to their house.
4. SnipSnap Coupon App
The SnipSnap Coupon App helps you stay organized and save money at the same time. It enables you to take a picture of the printed coupon, and then the app converts the text, images, and barcode into a mobile-friendly coupon that's always on hand.
5. The Christmas List
This is another app that helps you create a Christmas list and keep gifts organized. You can set a budget for gifts, track who you're buying for, and share lists. The app also lets you select a store for gifts you need, and then it generates a shopping list for the store.
If you've decided to do all your shopping online this year, Slice automatically locates the tracking numbers from your emails and tracks the location of your packages, providing you with updates on a map so that you can view the status of your shipments. It notifies you when packages are out for delivery.
Love saving money during your shopping trips? Shopular aggregates coupons, online cash back, weekly ads, promo codes, and markdowns from your selected favorite stores, and it updates you daily, so you never miss a sale. Plus, you can earn up to 25 percent cash back when you shop online using the app.
Cartwheel is an app by Target that lets you have all of their coupons at your fingertips, and you can use the app while shopping at Target. You can use the app to scan barcodes for prices, read reviews, and see available deals. There are even store maps and aisle locators to help you get around.
- "12 Apps for Holiday 2018 Shopping That Will Make Your Life so Much Easier," Bustle, November 27, 2018.
- "7 Best Apps for Holiday Shopping," Nerdwallet, December 5, 2016.