These days, your smartphone may be the key to getting the lowest prices on groceries, clothes and more. Here are the top three money-saving apps, which, of course, you can download for free.
If you're headed to the supermarket to buy groceries, Cellfire is a must-have app. This handy tool sends discounts directly to your loyalty card during checkout, eliminating the need to pick up those circulars. There's also an alert feature that reminds you about in-store coupons as you browse.
For those who want to take a trip to the mall, try RetailMeNot. This app provides thousands of in-store and online discounts for shops and restaurants, and also offers location-based alerts, which are extra convenient.
For on-the-spot savings, try the RedLaser app, which turns your smartphone into a barcode scanner. By scanning the barcode of a desired product, you'll instantly get detailed item descriptions, reviews and tips on where you can get the best price. This app has been around for a while, but it's a must-have that has withstood the test of time.
So, make sure to download before you shop. If you keep your phone loaded with these three apps, you won't have to spend a dime to save a few bucks.