Category: Shopping Apps

Sponsored Message: BluePromoCode coupon app may be the easiest way to find coupon codes and save money when you shop.

This is a sponsored message from BluePromoCode. The truth is, shopping just feels better when you find a great bargain. And that winner feeling is definitely doubled when you’re able  to whip out a glorious coupon to save money on a purchase. The trouble with coupons — whether an online promo code or one clipped from the paper  — is that you often forget about them when you need them most, at the checkout. This is where BluePromoCode app can come in handy. It’s an extensive coupon search engine that gives you access to deals at over 40,000 stores. The...

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CardBlanc: A mobile shopping app and payment system that teens will love

With Apple Pay now available, we are avidly watching to see how it will take off as people get more used to ditching their wallets and using their phones to pay for purchases. But for those of you not about to lay down the cash for a shiny new iPhone 6, there are apps like CardBlanc for you. It not only provides a mobile payment system, but access to your favorite stores all in one app. And the truth is, those digital natives that are also known as your teenage kids will probably use more than you do. Which is why it’s a good app for parents to know about....

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About the Apple Pay shutout, and why it should concern you

Considering all the major security breaches of the last year at all kinds of major retailers, online and off, I’ve been pretty surprised to read the news over the past couple of days that tons of major retailers are trying to circumvent the brand new, game-changing Apple Pay along with the increasingly popular Google Wallet, by disabling their NFC payment kiosks, as seen in these leaked documents from Rite-Aid. – Please see updates at bottom, as they come in –  Evidently the goal in shutting out Apple Pay is that that by next year, they will be able use their own–decidedly inferior–mobile wallet system...

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An awesome new coffee subscription app for NYC’s caffeine seekers

With National Coffee Day just behind us, there’s been a whole lot of buzz about buzz lately. And if there’s one thing I learned about people who drink coffee, it’s this: don’t mess with their java. They like it how they like it, and they like it right this minute. Well, thanks to technology and the new CUPS mobile app, caffeinated types can connect with tons of indie coffee houses in NYC. So your double pump, no whip, extra this, two sprinkles of that, drink-it-now temp sip of glory is basically at your fingertips, provided you’ve got your iPhone or Android phone there too. And...

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Saving money shopping online at today’s big sales? Don’t mind if we do.

We’ve learned over our years of online shopping that the number one rule is never hit “buy” without first searching for a discount code. Even if the item is already on sale, let’s say today, for Labor Day. And while there are a number of great online coupon sites, we really love how easy these 3 browser extensions or plug-ins make saving money shopping online even easier. So if you’re scouring the web for sales today like we are, make sure you’ve got these on your computer before buy.   Priceblink gives you automatic price comparisons when you’re on a retailer’s site...

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Flipp app: A money saving shopping app, no strings attached.

I have mentioned my penchant for frugality and the rush I get when I snag a good deal. (Yes, I said rush). Which is why a neat money-saving shopping app called Flipp will most definitely be on my phone come back-to-school shopping season, which scarily enough, is just around the corner for me. There’s something about seeing You Saved: $16  on the bottom of a receipt that just makes me happy, and if you’re like me, I think you’ll find the Flipp app for iOS and Android to be a handy free resource. The premise is simple: It digitally consolidates all the flyers and circulars for stores in...

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AlvaKids is the life saving app for every parent who buys kids’ clothes online.

With the addition of baby #3 in the past year, you can bet I won’t be heading to a mall anytime soon for back-to-school clothes shopping. Online shopping has been my savior the past few years, but getting the right size is always a big question mark with kids. So I’m thrilled to have discovered a little help in that department with the innovative new AlvaKids app. AlvaKids for iOS and Android is a handy shopping assistant that helps you determine exactly what size your kids should be wearing. Come on, how many times have you wished for that, parents? You simply create a...

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The Boxed app gets you warehouse club prices, without the trip to the warehouse club

As a mom to three kids, I’ve often thought that a warehouse club membership would be a good idea. I mean, my kids can put away some snacks. Not to mention the diapers and formula, when we were in that phase of life. But going to the grocery with kids is hard enough, and the sheer size of the warehouse club with kids who wanted everything they saw was not my idea of a fun Saturday. But wow, those discounts. So when I heard about the new Boxed app (for iOS and Android), I was cautiously optimistic. Warehouse club prices, from the comfort of my couch—too good to...

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The most personal way to send a not-so-personal gift card via email

I’m all for gift cards as Mother’s Day gifts (or any other gift) when it’s really appreciated and thoughtful. For me: $500 to the shoe department at Saks will do. (There’s a reason it’s in our Mother’s Day gift guide this year, ha.) For a new mom, maybe a spa card. For someone renovating, a little something toward Home Depot. All great gifts–but I still can’t help but feel that it all feels a little impersonal, especially when it’s sent via phone or email. So I love what the Gyft app is doing now to fix that. One of...

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Kidizen app: For buying, selling, and coveting gently used kids’ stuff.

Online consignment for children’s clothing isn’t exactly new. We’ve shown you sites like ThredUp and Swap Mamas. But now there’s the new Kidizen app that makes quick (and financially savvy) work of buying and selling kids’ clothes, toys, and gear in a socially-driven online consignment shop. And it’s got some interesting features and benefits that you might want to check out. You may have that pile of too small kids’ clothing somewhere in your house like me;  mine is in the laundry room waiting for me to do something with it. And while I feel fine donating most of it or passing it...

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