Consumer Reports spin-off magazine ShopSmart says it loaded up hundreds of sites and apps in order to find the most useful tools for consumers this holiday. Published in the January issue, the “Best Shopping Sites and Apps of the Year singled out five mobile downloads as exceptional.
The five app winners were:
CardStar, a loyalty card organizer
Grocery Store Coupon Shopper coupon and special matching app
RetailMeNot, the mobile iteration of the popular Web coupon finder
ShopKick, the app that rewards use and works directly with retailers for in-store deals
Walgreen’s, the drugstore’s app that can refill prescriptions and set medication reminders as well as access coupons and loyalty cards
On the Web, ShopSmart cited CouponBlender.com, HandbagHeaven.com, MyGroceryDeals.com, TechBargains.com and TheBudgetBabe.com as exceptional resources.