Everyone appreciates a good deal, but fans of vape pens may appreciate a bargain more than most. In fact, many people made the switch to vaporizers because of the crazy-high prices for combustible cigarettes. Since you’re part of the V2 community, you’re already saving on vape pens…what else could you save on? Just about everything, as it turns out. Here are some cool apps that will help you spot deals at C-stores and other retail outlets; giving you a chance to save on both things you need and things you want. (All of these are available on iOS and Android.)
SavingStar is ideal for those of us who like to “guerilla shop;” hunting down the best deals on major brands at multiple stores. The app allows you to register various loyalty cards and become eligible for exclusive offers on name-brand grocery and drugstore brands like Gillette and Charmin. It also lets you register for cash-back rewards from online stores and deal sites like ProFlowers and Groupon.
eBates pays its members cash every time they shop online through its network of participating retailers. You’ll have to sign up to be a member, but after you buy at any of the hundreds of eBates-supported stores, you earn cash that can be deposited into a PayPal account, sent to you by check, or even donated to a worthy cause (if you’re feeling charitable).
Zoomingo is heavier on fashion outlets, big-box, and mall shopping locations than it is for other retailers, but it’s an excellent app to keep in mind for heavy seasonal shopping and the accompanying deals, aggregated in one convenient location on your smartphone.
ShopSavvy compares prices on hundreds of products in categories from computers to men’s clothing. It claims to ensure shoppers will never miss a sale, and that may be true. When you scan a barcode or input a product name, it tells you where that item is sold locally and online, where it’s in stock and, most importantly, at what price. So you can compare different locations and offline-online to get the best deal. The app also collects product data, deals, ratings and reviews from retailers, partners and its own users.