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Best Shopping App Finalists

The 2013 Readers' Choice Awards on About.com

While it's not cheap to buy an iPhone or iPod, that doesn't mean that using one always means spending more money. With the right apps, in fact, you can save money. Vote for the best app shopping app here.

Grocery iQ
Price: Free
You'll never come home from the grocery store only to realize you forgot a key ingredient thanks to Grocery iQ. This app lets you create your grocery lists by entering products yourself, scanning their barcodes with your device's camera, searching by voice, and saving favorites you buy regularly. Additional useful features include coupons, shopping lists that can be shared with family and friends, and a nearby store locator.
Download at iTunes
Price: Free
Why pay full price? With RedLaser, you don't have to. Whenever you're in a store and want to see if you can get a product cheaper by ordering online, just fire up this app and scan the product's barcode using your iOS device's camera. RedLaser then checks multiple stores and websites to see if you can save money. Retail stores may (rightly) not like it when consumers do this in their stores (there's even a term for it: showrooming), but it's a great way to hold onto your hard-earned cash.
Download at iTunes
Price: Free
Rewards programs that give us points for buying at certain stores or using particular companies can help us get some great discounts or free products, services, and upgrades. shopkick gives you access to a rewards program that works at thousands of stores, but also adds a major twist: thanks to the GPS on your device, you can earn points just by being inside into some stores. Take all of the points you earn and convert them into movie tickets, Facebook credits, gift cards, and more.
Download at iTunes
Price: Free or $0.99
Shopper competes head-to-head with Grocery iQ in the shopping-list app space. It lets you create your own lists by hand, share and receive lists with friends and family, store recipes and the required ingredients, add products by scanning their barcodes, and get coupons and store flyers. In addition to those features, it offers nutritional information on products via barcode, budget planning (that even factors in coupons!), and support for home improvement, electronics, and beauty stores.
Download at iTunes
Price: Free
SnipSnap is focused on one thing: helping you save money with coupons. Forget clipping and saving coupons. With SnipSnap, just fire up the app and take a photo of a coupon to store and use it when you need it. Beyond that, though, you can search for new coupons for products you need and download them in the app. And you never have to worry about a coupon expiring without you noticing--SnipSnap provides reminders before coupons end.
Download at iTunes

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3. Voting runs from Feb. 19 through 11:59 pm ET March 19, 2013. (The voting in any or all award categories may be audited for voting irregularities, so winners are not final until the official announcement.)


Winners will be announced March 27. There's no prize -- just the bragging rights that come with getting recognized by the readers of one of the biggest networks on the web.

Check back with iPhone/iPod at About.com on March 27 to see if your favorite iPhone/iPod accessory or app was nominated and to vote on the finalists. You can also visit our central awards page to learn about finalists in other categories.

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