The Best Apps for Shopping on a Budget

Save with these shopping apps if you are on budget.

Technology has changed the way we shop. Instead of heading to a big department store and hoping to find that perfect pair of jeans, we can now find them instantly online, without ever leaving the house. Technology has made it easier than ever to shop, especially if you are on a budget. With these apps, you can save on everything from designer clothes to local restaurants and more.?


One of the best ways to save money on clothes is to buy gently used garments. Poshmark connects people selling stylish used clothing to buyers on a budget, and the app is like getting exclusive access to the closets of fashionable women around the world.?

You can even earn money for future shopping sprees by selling your own clothing on Poshmark.?

Gilt on the Go?

This app was born for Gilt, a member-based discount site that offers daily deals on home goods, artisanal foods and designer clothing. With Gilt on the Go, you get instant sales alerts sent directly to your phone. You can also get a sneak peek at future sales to snag the best deals before they sell out.?


A favorite of budget-conscious buyers looking for local deals at gyms, restaurants, salons and other stores, Groupon’s app delivers daily deals customized according to your preferences. With a tap of the screen, you can buy deals instantly and redeem them without printing ? just show the waiter or cashier the deal right on your phone.?

The Coupons App?

The aptly-named Coupons App is loaded with discounts on everything from food and gas to clothing, music and beauty items. Type in your location to find the best local deals, or browse the categories to easily find what you are looking for.?


On both the iPhone and Androidphones, you can browse top coupons from popular stores with RetailMeNot. Save coupons for later, get instant deal alerts when you are at the mall and redeem deals easily with the drag-and-drop function.?

Red Laser?

With this app, you can use your smartphone to scan the barcode of any item. In just seconds, the app finds the best prices for the item so you never pay more than you should. If the best deal is at a brick-and-mortar store, you will get directions to the nearest location. If it is online, you can just click ?buy now? to make the purchase directly.?

Each of these apps will change the way you shop forever, and you may never pay full price for anything again!?