iphone apps http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/11866/all en-US 5 iPhone Apps Your Dog Wants You to Download http://www.wisebread.com/5-iphone-apps-your-dog-wants-you-to-download <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-iphone-apps-your-dog-wants-you-to-download" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/Jaxon_BrookeJacobs2_0a.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>They can&rsquo;t express it in words, but our dogs appreciate everything we do for them. From regular vet visits to picking up their favorite treats to giving them a reflex-triggering rub on the belly, we&rsquo;re number one in their eyes. And if you want to score even more points, check out these five apps that&rsquo;ll have your hounds howling with delight.</p> <h2>Eukanuba Unleashed</h2> <p><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eukanuba-unleashed/id395953469?mt=8">Eukanuba Unleashed</a> (FREE) is a dog park locator. Also called Off Leash, it allows users to find &mdash; you guessed it &mdash; off-leash areas by GPS or ZIP code. Great for finding overlooked runs in your immediate area or planning playtime before you pack up the pooches for a weekend getaway. If you live in NYC, I recommend the W. 105th Street Dog Run in Riverside Park. It&rsquo;s a great space with plenty of benches, bowls of water, a tub for pets to splash around, complimentary poop bags (most of the time) and &mdash; the best part! &mdash; a refreshing wet bar just across the blacktop, which sells mixed drinks, cold beer, and grill snacks from April to October.</p> <h2>Pet First Aid</h2> <p>Dogs get sick. Mostly because they eat things they shouldn&rsquo;t eat &mdash; one of mine loves dust balls and string (and don&rsquo;t even get me started on the chicken bones that litter the sidewalk outside my building) &mdash; and that means that sometimes they need extra TLC. Because none of us have the time to take our pets to the vet every time they get a cough or reverse sneeze (there is a such thing), <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pet-first-aid-for-your-dog/id315852397?mt=8">Pet First Aid</a> ($3.99) provides conditions, symptoms, and treatments for many medical emergencies. It includes detailed articles, video and illustrations, and storage for all your pets&rsquo; vital medical information so you can save them (but let&rsquo;s hope you never have to access them) with the flick of a finger.</p> <h2>Fido Factor</h2> <p>The general rule seems to be that if an establishment serves food, bringing your dogs indoors is a no-no. Fine with me. I&rsquo;m happy to hook the leash to my chair to enjoy a sunny brunch outside with my babies. If no food is served, however, dogs are often allowed in, and the recently released <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/app/fido-factor-dog-friendly-guide/id318565465?mt=8">Fido Factor</a> (FREE) will help you find these places according to preference. Because it&rsquo;s in beta form, there aren&rsquo;t an abundance of listings for dog-friendly businesses outside of a few select cities (New York, Boston, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle), but you can change that by adding the places in your area that welcome pets with open arms. My cuties are partial to happy hour and free popcorn (<a href="http://nymag.com/listings/bar/tap_a_keg/">which we get at Tap A Keg</a>), but if you have other suggestions, let Fido Factor know.</p> <h2>PetFinder</h2> <p>Whether you&rsquo;re looking for your first pet or adding to your brood, <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/petfinder-com-mobile-application/id354876999?mt=8">PetFinder</a> (FREE) is the next best thing to hoofing it down to your local ASPCA. The app allows you to browse adoptable, homeless pets in your area or nationwide. Search by breed, age, gender and size. You can also &ldquo;favorite&rdquo; adoptable pets in which you&rsquo;re interested and share pet pics and profiles via e-mail and on Facebook and Twitter (which can be dangerous, because you know no one can resist pictures of adorable puppies; they&rsquo;ll never tell you NOT to adopt another animal). Alas, the second addition worked out for us. If it weren&rsquo;t for PetFinder, we wouldn&rsquo;t have the black bundle of joy you see below, Luxe, and our first baby, Jaxon (the photo up top), wouldn&rsquo;t have a little sister to keep him company. All&rsquo;s well that ends well.</p> <p><img height="403" width="605" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u931/Luxe_BrookeJacobs2.jpg" /></p> <h2>Dog Tricks &ndash; Best of 101 Dog Tricks</h2> <p>Commanding your dog to sit and lay is easy enough (or not, depending on the willingness of the student and the patience of the teacher), but other tricks aren&rsquo;t so simple. I&rsquo;d like to tell you that my dogs fetch, but they don&rsquo;t; one of them runs after the ball, sniffs it and walks away, and the other one only ran to it because she was chasing him. I give up. But if you&rsquo;re the ambitious type, you&rsquo;ll like <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dog-tricks-best-101-dog-tricks/id311117783?mt=8">Dog Tricks &ndash; Best of 101 Dog Tricks</a> ($.99) which offers step-by-step written and video instructions to eight tricks, like roll over, crawl, shake hands, and hoop jump, the latter of which is sure to wow the crowd when you both join the circus.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-iphone-apps-your-dog-wants-you-to-download">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/16-best-mobile-shopping-apps-for-your-phone">16 Best Mobile Shopping Apps For Your Phone</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/apperang-get-paid-for-trying-iphone-apps">Apperang: Get Paid for Trying iPhone Apps</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-top-iphone-apps-for-voracious-readers">6 Top iPhone Apps for Voracious Readers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-things-it-people-wish-you-knew-about-computers">13 Things IT People Wish You Knew About Computers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-ups-backup-batteries">The 5 Best UPS Backup Batteries</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Technology iphone apps pet friendly places pet lovers pets Wed, 09 Mar 2011 13:00:08 +0000 Mikey Rox 501822 at http://www.wisebread.com Apperang: Get Paid for Trying iPhone Apps http://www.wisebread.com/apperang-get-paid-for-trying-iphone-apps <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/apperang-get-paid-for-trying-iphone-apps" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iphone_2.jpg" alt="iPhone" title="iPhone" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="240" height="180" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mb01.com/lnk.asp?o=3416&amp;c=44328&amp;a=68038">Apperang</a> is a service that pays iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users to try out applications from the iTunes store.&nbsp;I first signed up for <a href="http://www.mb01.com/lnk.asp?o=3416&amp;c=44328&amp;a=68038">Apperang</a> a few months ago through an online ad, and it really sounded too good to be true.&nbsp; My first experience was quite disappointing because I logged in, there was nothing I could download, and therefore I couldn't get paid. So I logged out and forgot about it.</p> <p>About a month later I received an email from Apperang telling me that the game Angry Birds was available and downloaders would be paid $0.25. This prompted me to log back into Apperang because Angry Birds was the most popular game in the iTunes store. &nbsp;Apperang then had a dozen apps that I could try, and I downloaded all the free apps I was interested in. There are also paid apps you can try, but you have to buy the app first, and then Apperang reimburses you for the cost of the app plus $0.25. (Basically, you get $0.25 for every app you try.)</p> <p>This is how Apperang works:</p> <ol> <li>Log into <a href="http://www.mb01.com/lnk.asp?o=3416&amp;c=44328&amp;a=68038">Apperang </a>on the computer where you have your iTunes library.</li> <li>Choose the app you want to download and install it from iTunes.</li> <li>Sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer.</li> <li>Click &quot;verify&quot; on Apperang.&nbsp;Once you verify the download, your account is credited.</li> <li>You can cash out to your PayPal account once you reach a balance of $1.00.&nbsp;</li> </ol> <p>You can make this process faster if you download all the apps you want and then sync them all at once. Clicking verify on Apperang will verify all the apps you have installed and credit you for the entire amount. You have 48 hours to verify that the apps are on your device.</p> <p>Why would these app developers pay you to use their apps? One big reason is that their apps rank higher in the iTunes store as more people download them. Higher visibility means that more people will organically download or buy their apps. Also, many free apps are supported by advertisements, so a bigger userbase means more income. Acquiring a long-term user for only 25 cents is a good proposition for them. Another reason is that some of these apps are meant to be trial apps and the developers hope that you will like their app enough to buy the full version. I have actually enjoyed many of the apps I tried and kept a good amount of them on the phone. I simply deleted the apps I did not like after I got paid, and there is no penalty for doing so.</p> <p>Obviously, you will not earn a lot of money from Apperang, but after a month I did earn enough to buy some songs and paid apps for my iPhone. If you are constantly trying apps, then Apperang is a good way to get paid a few bucks for doing something you do anyway.</p> <p><em> Disclosure: This post contains my referral links to Apperang.&nbsp; You can also refer your own friends and earn 5% of their earnings for the first two years.</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/xin-lu">Xin Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/apperang-get-paid-for-trying-iphone-apps">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/prizes-and-freebies-from-coupsmart-for-the-iphone">Prizes and Freebies from CoupSmart for the iPhone</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-cool-uses-for-a-tablet-computer">11 Cool Uses for a Tablet Computer</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/craigslist-vs-ebay-where-to-sell-10-common-items">Craigslist vs. eBay: Where to Sell 10 Common Items</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/make-easy-money-and-learn-a-thing-or-two-about-website-design">Make Easy Money and Learn a Thing or Two About Website Design</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/16-best-mobile-shopping-apps-for-your-phone">16 Best Mobile Shopping Apps For Your Phone</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income Technology ipad iPhone iphone apps Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:00:11 +0000 Xin Lu 302332 at http://www.wisebread.com 6 Top iPhone Apps for Voracious Readers http://www.wisebread.com/6-top-iphone-apps-for-voracious-readers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-top-iphone-apps-for-voracious-readers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/young-relaxed-woman-short.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="171" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Read any good books lately?&nbsp;Maybe you&rsquo;re actually reading MORE since you&rsquo;ve gotten that new smart phone?&nbsp;We share a few of the 6 apps we love <a href="http://mylifescoop.com/featured-stories/2010/06/6-top-iphone-apps-for-voracious-readers.html"><strong>from a recent My Life Scoop article.</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goodreads/id355833469?mt=8"><strong>GoodReads</strong></a> <br /> <em>Platform: iPhone </em><br /> <em> Cost:&nbsp;Free&nbsp;</em></p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/wisebread/lifescoop/goodreads%20app.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>A mobile companion to one of the top social networking sites for the voracious reader, <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/">GoodReads</a> free app does so much, it&rsquo;s tempting to spend all day using it (and not get any real reading done.)&nbsp;Users can access their GoodReads.com online account to do all the things they would normally do at the website (explore your friend&rsquo;s bookshelves, add status updates on the books you&rsquo;re reading, etc.), as well as view thousands of book reviews on popular titles.&nbsp;If your identity is firmly tied into where you&rsquo;re at on that next great book, this app is the perfect way to track your progress &ndash; and let the world know about it!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Local_Books_App"><strong>Local Books</strong></a><br /> <em>Platform: iPhone</em><br /> <em>Cost: Free</em></p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/wisebread/lifescoop/localbook%20app.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>This nifty search tool from book experts <a href="http://www.librarything.com/">LibraryThing.com</a> gives you a geographic report to all things bookish!&nbsp;Search for bookstores, libraries, book fairs, and clubs &ndash; either by distance or by name.&nbsp;If you&rsquo;re a big fan of author events and book signings, this is <i>the</i> app to download. And if you&rsquo;re traveling to a strange city, it can alert you to &ldquo;hidden&rdquo; book shops you won&rsquo;t find in the official travel guides.</p> <p><i> Do you have an app that keeps you well-read and up-to-date on the newest titles?&nbsp; Be sure to check out all the apps we love at <a href="http://mylifescoop.com/featured-stories/2010/06/6-top-iphone-apps-for-voracious-readers.html">My Life Scoop</a>!<br /> </i></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-top-iphone-apps-for-voracious-readers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-get-netflix-and-hulu-to-play-on-your-tv">How to Get Netflix and Hulu to Play on Your TV</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-alternatives-to-cable-tv-that-will-keep-you-entertained">8 Alternatives to Cable TV That Will Keep You Entertained</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/five-quick-remote-control-hacks-to-save-you-time-and-money">5 Quick Remote Control Hacks to Save You Time and Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-reasons-to-choose-traditional-books-over-e-books">5 Reasons to Choose Traditional Books Over E-Books</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cutting-the-cable-cord-has-more-than-financial-benefits">Cutting the Cable Cord Has More Than Financial Benefits</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment Technology iphone apps Fri, 09 Jul 2010 12:00:09 +0000 Linsey Knerl 106446 at http://www.wisebread.com 16 Best Mobile Shopping Apps For Your Phone http://www.wisebread.com/16-best-mobile-shopping-apps-for-your-phone <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/16-best-mobile-shopping-apps-for-your-phone" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000010196243XSmall.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-dealista-file"> <div class="field-label">Dealista MP3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://media.blubrry.com/dealista/traffic.libsyn.com/dealista/dealista027_mobileapps.mp3" target="_blank">Best Mobile Shopping Apps</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>This article shares tips from the newest episode of </em><a href="http://dealista.quickanddirtytips.com/"><em>Dealista</em></a><em>, our podcast that'll help you get more for less.</em></p> <p>Bargain hunting is easier than ever with these great shopping apps for your smart phone. You no longer have to run from store to store comparing prices, or wonder if the hot deal you're looking at might not be as hot as the one offered across the street. Use these popular shopping apps to make sure you're walking out the store with the very best deal.</p> <p><strong>ShopSavvy</strong>: Scan barcodes with your phone and compare prices across 20,000 retailers. It also provides reviews. Available free for <a href="http://www.biggu.com/apps/shopsavvy-iphone/">iPhone</a> and <a href="http://www.biggu.com/apps/shopsavvy-android/">Android</a>.</p> <p><strong>Shop Nearby</strong>: Shop every store with every product on the web from your iPhone. Find out which stores near you carry the products you're looking for and compare prices. Available free for <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shop-nearby-by-thefind/id293066755?mt=8">iPhone</a> or <a href="http://www.thefind.com/">mobile browserK</a>.</p> <p><strong>RedLaser</strong>: Similar to ShopSavvy, you can scan bar coded items and compare prices from GoogleProducts and TheFind database. Available for <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/redlaser/id312720263?mt=8">iPhone</a> at $1.99.</p> <p><strong>Amazon</strong>: Search and compare prices from local retailers for over a million products sold on Amazon.com. Available free for <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&amp;nodeId=200287200">iPhone</a>, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&amp;nodeId=200334010">Blackberry</a>, and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&amp;nodeId=200371180">Android</a>.</p> <p><strong>Save Benjis</strong>: Search online vendors for virtually any product to compare prices. This app also provides product descriptions and reviews. Available free for <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/save-benjis/id335360778?mt=8&amp;ign-mpt=uo%3D6">iPhone</a>.</p> <p><strong>Compare Me</strong>: If you've got two items of varying volume and need to figure out which is the better deal, CompareMe will tell you. Available for <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/compareme-shopping-utility/id300814524?mt=8">iPhone</a> for $1.99.</p> <p><strong>Coupon Sherpa</strong>: Use this app to find coupons while on the go. Just show the coupon on your phone and it'll scan at the register! Available free for <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coupon-sherpa-mobile-coupons/id309938343?mt=8">iPhone</a>.</p> <p><strong>MobiQpons</strong>: This cool app will show you coupons available for stores, restaurants, and services near you. Available free for <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=314535314&amp;mt=8">iPhone</a>, <a href="http://www.mobiqpons.com/">Android</a>, and <a href="http://www.mobiqpons.com/bbdownload">Blackberry</a>.</p> <p><strong>SnapTell</strong>: Take a photo of the cover of a CD, DVD, book, or video game and the app will identify the product and find ratings and pricing. Available free for <a href="http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=291920403&amp;mt=8">iPhone</a> and <a href="http://www.snaptell.com/apps/#android">Android</a>.</p> <p><strong>Compare Everywhere</strong>: Scan barcodes to get product prices and reviews. It can even use Android's GPS to tell you the location and directions to the nearest store that stocks the item. Available free for <a href="http://www.talkandroid.com/applications/compare-everywhere/">Android</a>.</p> <p><strong>Buzzillions</strong>: Get product reviews on the go. Make sure the plasma TV you're eyeing at the store has user approval. Get all the reviews and ratings you need at your fingertips. Available free for <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/kr/app/buzzillions-mobile/id299258407?mt=8">iPhone.</a></p> <p><strong>GoodGuide</strong>: Scan a barcode to see if a product is safe, healthy, and green. See detailed ratings for health, environmental and social responsibility. Available free for <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goodguide/id294447660?mt=8">iPhone</a>.</p> <p><strong>Point Inside</strong>: Ever get lost while in a shopping mall, and can't even find the directory for a map? Take out your trusty phone and pull up the mall directory directly. Available free for <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/point-inside-mall-shopping/id338171893?mt=8">iPhone</a>.</p> <p><strong>Slifter</strong>: Get local product search, prices, images, maps, and a personalized shopping list with this neat app. Available free for <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slifter-local-shopping/id292125308?mt=8">iPhone</a> and <a href="http://slifter.com/bb/">Blackberry</a>.</p> <p><strong>Holiday Gift Guide</strong>: Browse through over a thousand items that are listed on popular holiday gift lists, and find them locally at nearby or online stores. Available free for <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/holiday-gift-guide/id334096900?mt=8">iPhone</a>.</p> <p><strong>Be Nice to Bunnies</strong>: Developed by PETA, you can use this app to check if a product was made cruelty-free. Available for <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=313784933&amp;mt=8">iPhone</a> for $1.99.</p> <h3>Quick and Dirty Tips for Using Shopping Apps to Get the Best Deal</h3> <p>You're armed with these apps and you're ready to hunt down the best bargains. Don't forget these tips while you're at the store.</p> <ul> <li>Resist the temptation to buy something you know isn't the best price simply because you want it <em>now.</em> Sometimes it makes sense to pay more for convenience, but not when you're just impatient.</li> <li>If one of your nifty apps do tell you a store nearby has the item for less, show it to the store manager. You might be able to get a price match then and there, rather than having to make a trip to another place.</li> <li>Check out reviews and user ratings. Learn from the mistakes of those who bought before you.</li> </ul> <p><em><a href="http://dealista.quickanddirtytips.com">Dealista</a> is a collaboration between Wise Bread and <a href="http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/">Quick and Dirty Tips</a>, the producer of popular podcasts such as <a href="http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/">Grammar Girl</a>, <a href="http://moneygirl.quickanddirtytips.com/">Money Girl</a>, <a href="http://winninginvestor.quickanddirtytips.com/">Winning Investor</a>, and <a href="http://mightymommy.quickanddirtytips.com/">Mighty Mommy</a>.</em></p> <p><em>If you enjoyed these tips you can find more in <a href="http://dealista.quickanddirtytips.com">our show's archive</a>.</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/lynn-truong">Lynn Truong</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/16-best-mobile-shopping-apps-for-your-phone">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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