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5 Free Apps to Make Back-to-School Shopping Easier

The new school year is fast approaching and for parents, it means breaking the bank on yet another back-to-school shopping excursion.

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), on average parents spend well over $600 on back-to-school items, but many are now turning to smartphone apps to save a few dollars and keep some of that extra cash in their wallets.

If you are looking to make your shopping experience more cost effective, here are some apps that will keep you from overspending this school year.

I personally use these apps and love the convenience of not having to clip coupons or go crazy searching for deals online.

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  • Retail Me Not 1 of 5
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    Retail Me Not's mobile app provides in-store and online coupons and deals. While in-store, you can have the coupons scanned right from your phone at checkout.

  • Price Grabber 2 of 5
    PriceGrabber

    Price Grabber is an online comparison app allows you to find and compare prices on millions of products.

  • Shoptopia 3 of 5
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    Shoptopia is a location based app which helps shoppers find discounts online and in-stores.  The app becomes a personal shopper of sorts as it provides shoppers with relevant products, stores and deals. 

  • Key Ring 4 of 5
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    Key Ring lets you add all of your loyalty cards by simply scanning them for convenience. The app comes equipped with a shopping list function that also allows you to add offers and set reminders so you won't miss a deal.

  • Yowza!! 5 of 5
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    Yowza!! is a location based mobile coupon app providing deals and coupons from retailers nationwide. No more clipping coupons simply show the Yowza!! coupon or deal right from your device at checkout for instant savings. 

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