8 Apps We Used To Save Money On Gas, Hotels And Shopping

The thrill of shopping on your phone or online, of course, is that it makes stocking up on groceries, buying a rug for the apartment or even shopping on a Friday night after a glass of wine or two all that easier.

But if you want to get the very best price, step back and take a few extra minutes before you hit checkout. It can be as simple as just doing a quick Google search of prices at various retailers to save $50 or $100 on a big-ticket item, like a bedroom dresser.

We've got plenty of websites and apps that offer extra rewards and price checks to help savvy spenders get a sweet deal, too.

"If you really want to get your cheapskate on, maybe there's a coupon code," said Rick Broida, who lives in Commerce Township and writes "The Cheapskate Blog" for CNET.com.

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