It’s easy to ooh and aah over the innovative designs and pricey luxuries on blogs and Web sites — even to indulge every now and then — but when it comes to everyday shopping, moms universally want to save a buck when they can. If you haven’t already noticed, today we’re featuring the top 50 iPhone apps for moms on Babble.com, running the gamut from fitness to cooking to personal finance. However, here on Family Style, I’m zeroing in on the apps that are invaluable to a stylish shopper like yourself. Here are my favorites:
Sure it’s easy to find the lowest prices while shopping online, but it’s hard to tell if you’re getting a deal when an impulse buy strikes in a store. The app Red Laser lets you scan a product’s bar code with your phone, and then pulls up a list of online retailer prices for quick, hassle-free comparison shopping. Even if you’re only an occasional shopper, it’s a useful tool to have on hand that could end up saving you some serious cash.
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This one might be my favorite in the bunch: Forget sifting through the Sunday paper or signing up for mailing lists — the free Coupon Sherpa app pulls up all local retailers’ coupons and discounts, which can either be scanned right from your phone or easily printed out.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been good at budgeting in gifts. Sure, Christmas is one thing, but what about birthdays, graduations and unforeseen celebrations? The Better Gift List app helps scatter-brained moms organize and budget all gift shopping throughout the year. When it’s all laid out in front of you, it’s easier to control impulsive, last-minute spending.