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30 Best Price-Comparison Apps You Need to Download Now

30 Best Price-Comparison Apps You Need to Download Now

Gone are the days when price-comparison apps like Red Laser and Amazon’s price checker ruled the roost. Joining those favorites are new, as well as tried-and-true, price-comparison apps that will help you save a bundle.

For Shopping

1. RedLaser: Get the Best Price for Anything

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    RedLaser is still one of the best QR code readers and barcode scanners around, because not only can you scan products and find the best prices—the app also has lots of coupon options and the ability to store loyalty cards. (Find it on iTunes and Google Play.)

    2. ShopSavvy: Find Low Product Prices and Trending Sales

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      ShopSavvy guarantees that their iTunes and Google Play app will help you not only find the lowest prices of the products you scan, but it will also alert you to price cuts and new sales items. Therefore, if there’s a new Sears coupon that’s just hit the Internet, ShopSavvy will find it and send it to you.

      3. Sell Textbooks for Cash: Compare the Best Prices for Your Old Books

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        Students know that textbooks can represent a big expense. Compare the websites that will pay you the most money for them with this app you can find on iTunes or Google Play.

        4. ScanLife: Compare Prices from Amazon, Macy’s, Best Buy and More

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          With ScanLife—see the app here on iTunes and Google Play—users can scan barcodes to see the cost of items across a variety of their favorite stores, and also view customer reviews.

          For Travel, Hotel and Flights

          5. Trivago: Compare Hotel Prices

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            The app called simply “trivago” on iTunes and Google Play compares more than 700,000 hotel prices across 200-plus booking websites to bring you the best deals.

            6. TripAdvisor: Find Low-Priced Hotels, Flights, Restaurants

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              The very popular TripAdvisor iTunes and Google Play free app is beloved by users because it helps them find the lowest prices in airfare, dining options and eateries.

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              7. Liligo: International Travel Comparison

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                Liligo is a well-reviewed app that allows users to search through hundreds of travel websites to find optimal deals. (iTunes and Google Play.)

                8. Booking.com: Best Hotel Deals

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                  This website with the funny commercials also has an app (iTunes and Google Play) that finds and compares great deals on hotels, and not just the cheap dives.

                  9. Hotwire: Compare Car Rental Prices and More

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                    There’s a reason the Hotwire apps for hotel and car rentals are popular, both the iOS and Android versions. People like deals they can easily grab via their phone, letting the app do the work of searching for the best prices.

                    10. FareCompare: Find Out When to Fly

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                      This highly rated app alerts users when to fly by notifying them when their favorite trip route’s airfare has dropped. Find it here on iTunes.

                      11. Skyscanner: Compare Cheap Flights

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                        More than 30 million people have download Skyscanner, which is a fast iTunes and Android app that lets users get the cheapest prices on flights in seconds.

                        12. Kayak: Find Cheaper Flights, Hotels and Cars

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                          Kayak was one of the first price-comparison travel apps that provided users the best deals on hotels, cars and flights. (iTunes and Google Play.)

                          For Food

                          13. Grocery Exchange: Compare Food Prices

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                            The Grocery Exchange app lets food buyers share and compare the prices of the items they find in the store. Check it out on iTunes.

                            14. Apples2Oranges: Convert to Unit Prices

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                              The best thing about the Apples2Oranges iTunes app is that it helps users convert items down to their unit prices to discover what’s really a great bargain, e.g., a package of 20 cookies for $10.99 or 35 cookies for $12.99 per pack.

                              15. Consumr: Groceries, Books, Movies and More

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                                Not only can consumers use the Consumr iTunes app to compare grocery prices, but they can also find the comparable costs of strollers, toys and everything in between.

                                16. Gas Buddy: Find Inexpensive Gasoline

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                                  More than 40 million people use Gas Buddy to discover the cheapest gas nearby. (iTunes and Google Play.)

                                  17. Gas Guru: Cheap Gas Prices

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                                    Gas Guru is another highly visual iTunes and Google Play app that allows users to find the best gas prices near them.

                                    18. Fuel Finder: Discount Gas in the U.S. and Canada

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                                      Fuel Finder is another popular gasoline app on iTunes and Google Play that visually displays the cheapest fuel prices nearby.

                                      For Online Shopping

                                      19. BuyVia: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

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                                        Available on iOS and Android, the apps from BuyVia will keep you ahead of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals game.

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                                        20. The Amazon App: For Brick-and-Mortar Store Price Checking

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                                          Although some storeowners gave Amazon a hard time for suggesting that their customers use The Amazon App to scan the prices of products they find within stores to see if they are cheaper online, that’s exactly what consumers love to do.

                                          21. TheFind: Local and Online Deals

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                                            Use the app called TheFind (iTunes and Android) to literally find local deals and compare them with what’s available online. You can also set price alerts with this app.

                                            22. ShopAdvisor: Product Tracking

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                                              ShopAdvisor is like having a personal price tracker because it not only compares prices, it also tracks the changes in prices and alerts you when a product hits the cost you’d like. (iOS and Android.)

                                              23. PriceGrabber: Compare In-Store to Online Price

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                                                PriceGrabber allows users to compare online deals with the in-store prices—and it even gathers up Groupon deals in 160 U.S. cities. Here are the iTunes and Google Play links.

                                                24. Smoopa: Green-Lights the Best Deal

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                                                  Smoopa lets buyers scan a product’s barcode and compare it to the same deals online. If the item you scan has a lower price, the app displays a green button. Find it on iTunes and Google Play.

                                                  Advanced Features

                                                  25. CamFind: Take a Photo of Object Without Typing

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                                                    CamFind is a unique iTunes and Google Play app in that it allows users to scan a photo of an object to find it instead of typing in words to search.

                                                    26. Milo: For Local Shopping

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                                                      Milo is an interesting computer-based app that helps consumers find local products in stock nearby the address they enter.

                                                      27. Shelfbucks: Customized Deals Sent to You

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                                                        With Shelfbucks, you will be able to receive in-store deals customized for you and sent to your phone. See their iTunes and Google Play app versions.

                                                        28. Walmart’s Savings Catcher: Scan Your Receipts for Great Deals

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                                                          Walmart’s Savings Catcher is a fascinating module that allows users to enter their receipt numbers to find any lower advertised prices and get paid the difference.

                                                          29. Shopular: Find the Best Deals in Stores

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                                                            Shopular is a popular app that’s updated daily that gives shoppers the best deals and coupons for stores like Starbucks, Forever 21, Best Buy and more. Get it on iTunes and Google Play.

                                                            30. PriceBlink: Browser Add-On Finds Lower Prices During Online Shopping

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                                                              PriceBlink is an add-on for your browser that automatically finds the lowest prices while you shop.

                                                              So there you have it—a list of 30 price-comparison apps that should help you begin to save lots more money when shopping.

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                                                              40 Healthy And Really Delicious Meals You Can Make Under $5

                                                              40 Healthy And Really Delicious Meals You Can Make Under $5

                                                              Ever had those moments where you really wanted to eat something delicious and healthy but didn’t have the financials means to do so? Whether you’re a student or parent, this compilation of 40 great, healthy, and inexpensive recipes will make every night special and help you get fit! No more meals where you have to force the food down! It’s time to make that budget your best friend and turn it into great recipes. Enjoy!

                                                              1. Fish Tacos in Crunchy Shells ($3.56 per serving)

                                                              Is there a better way to end the day than a Fish Taco dinner filled with protein and nutrients and is easy on the wallet? This recipe calls for a boys’ or girls’ night in front of a good movie or game.

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                                                                2. Mini-Meatball Noodle Soup ($3.43 per serving)

                                                                We’ve heard of the delicious spaghetti and meatballs recipes, but imagine having that same meatball goodness in a soup? It’s like Christmas in a bowl. Healthy, warm, and only $3.43 per serving.

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                                                                  3. Spaghetti and (Vegan) Meatballs ($2.13 per serving)

                                                                  Now it’s time to look at the traditional spaghetti and meatballs recipe, but with a little twist: vegan meatballs. This way, you can enjoy the Italian tradition without adding on the extra calories. I’m sold!

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                                                                    4. Kabocha Squash and Lentils ($3.12 per serving)

                                                                    Absolutely delicious way to end the day with a Kabocha Squash and lentils dinner. The beauty of this recipe is that you can actually make many other things from the mixture, from dips to full-on meals. All under $5 per serving.

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                                                                      5. Baked Coconut Lentils ($0.91 per serving)

                                                                      Coconuts are always a good idea, but it doesn’t have to be eaten only for dessert or breakfast. With this great recipe, you can now eat a lunch or dinner filled proteins and a coconut twist. Yum!

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                                                                        6. Easy Marinated Roasted Chicken ($3.40 per serving)

                                                                        We love chicken and at less than $5 per serving, we are in heaven with this recipe. Add some vegetables and rice on the side and you’ve got yourself a full meal!

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                                                                          7. Organic Greens and Goat Cheese Gratin ($2.36 per serving)

                                                                          This is absolutely divine. You get in your healthy greens and your fat macros with this great recipe. Takes only a few minutes to make and it’s easy on the wallet. Bon Appetite!

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                                                                            8. Beef Pot Roast ($3.22 per serving)

                                                                            One word: perfect. This meal will warm your insides and fill you up with the high protein content.

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                                                                              9. Fajita-Style Quesadillas ($0.43 per serving)

                                                                              If you want to eat Mexican tonight but want to stay in your budget, this Quesadilla recipe is your best friend. It’s tasty and filled with healthy ingredients for less than a dollar per serving.

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                                                                                10. Fish Tostadas with Chili Lime Cream ($2.82 per serving)

                                                                                Another great lunch idea for the busy days ahead. Prep this in the morning or the night before and you’ve got yourself a healthy and cheap lunch meal!

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                                                                                  11. Beef and Black Bean Chili ($1.36 per serving)

                                                                                  Might not look like much, but this amazing chili is actually extremely healthy for you. The protein from the beef and the carbs from the black beans will fill you up in no time, and keep you full for a long period of time. Delicious and warm, just right for the winter!

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                                                                                    12. Crispy Fish and Peppers ($2.18 per serving)

                                                                                    Amazing recipe for anyone looking to change up their meals while keeping their macros in check and not going overboard on spending. Satisfies your crunch tooth (see what I did there?) and gives you all the protein you need to stay full and lean.

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                                                                                      13. Vegetarian Gumbo ($1.50 per serving)

                                                                                      You have the perfect macro mix here with the carbs, fats, and proteins. At less than $5 per serving, you’ve got yourself a meal that will last for the whole week!

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                                                                                        14. Mexican White Bean Soup ($0.99 per serving)

                                                                                        With the cold weather creeping in, it’s not a surprise that soups are coming back in style. This great Mexican White Bean Soup dish will keep you warm for winter without making a hole in your pocket.

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                                                                                          15. Black Beans with Mango & Cilantro ($0.38 per serving)

                                                                                          Mangoes make every dish a little bit sweeter, which is why we absolutely love this recipe. A normal rice and bean dish might be a little meh, but add the sugary taste of mangoes and you’ve got yourself a party!

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                                                                                            16. Bean Burritos ($0.71 per serving)

                                                                                            If you’re having people over tonight and don’t want to spend too much time or money on food, this dish is a great option! You can even cut up the burritos into pieces and make finger foods while everyone’s watching the game or gossiping.

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                                                                                              17. Five-Spice Beef Kabobs ($2.43 per serving)

                                                                                              The spices in this recipes add a delicious twist to the beef kabobs, which is definitely worth trying!

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                                                                                                18. Cornmeal Crusted Pork ($1.92 per serving)

                                                                                                If you like the fried crunch but want to opt for a healthier alternative, cornmeal is your man. This healthy recipe will satisfy all your fried desires without making you pop open your pant’s button.

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                                                                                                  19. Chicken, Tomato & Cucumber Dinner Salad ($2.57 per serving)

                                                                                                  Easy to do, extremely healthy, and super delicious. A must-try!

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                                                                                                    20. Lentil Soup with Beef and Red Pepper ($1.90 per serving)

                                                                                                    I can’t believe how cheap this meal is, especially for all the nutrients it contains. You can make a big pot on Sunday night and divide it into small portions to last you a whole week.

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                                                                                                      21. Smoky Mushroom Stroganoff ($1.90 per serving)

                                                                                                      Craving pasta but not sure what to top it off with? How about smoky mushrooms with a twist?

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                                                                                                        22. White Bean Tuna Salad ($1.36 per serving)

                                                                                                        You can add this White Bean Tuna Salad in your sandwich or just eat it as-is for a quick lunch on a busy day.

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                                                                                                          23. Sausage Eggwiches ($0.80 per serving)

                                                                                                          Who says you have to eat fast food to get an eggwich? This delicious recipe will give you an amazingly healthy eggwich for less than a dollar per portion. Can you say Breakfast?

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                                                                                                            24. Baja-Cali Black Bean Salad ($1.17 per serving)

                                                                                                            Great snack to add to a movie-night with friends. You don’t have to use chemically-processed salsas anymore, you can now use this homemade salad for your chip dips.

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                                                                                                              25. Gnocchi, Sweet Corn & Arugula in Cream Sauce ($2.24 per serving)

                                                                                                              Italians always knew how to make carbs look good! This delicious Gnocchi recipe will give your lunch a whole new meaning. Easy to make and only $2.24 per serving.

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                                                                                                                26. Vegetable Lasagna ($1.73 per serving)

                                                                                                                If you were looking for a healthy lasagna, you’ve just found it. At under $5 per serving, you can fill yourself up right away without putting on the extra calories.

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                                                                                                                  27. Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps ($2.05 per serving)

                                                                                                                  Don’t know what to make for lunch this week? How about delicious chicken wraps with a healthy ranch? This recipe will make all your lunches, even the quick ones, healthy and colorful.

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                                                                                                                    28. Quinoa with Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts ($1.24 per serving)

                                                                                                                    A dish that has quinoa and brussel sprouts can’t be unhealthy, it just can’t, which is why this dish is one to keep in the books. Easy to make, healthy, and will keep you full for a long period of time.

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                                                                                                                      29. Butternut Squash Chili ($1.04 per serving)

                                                                                                                      You don’t need meat to make chili now that you have this recipe! It’s 100% healthy, filling, and smells absolutely delicious.

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                                                                                                                        30. Fast Shrimp Bisque ($2.03 per serving)

                                                                                                                        Seafood doesn’t have to be expensive if you know how to do it right, and this fast shrimp bisque is a great recipe to try if you’re in the mood for some seafood!

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                                                                                                                          31. Chicken-Noodle Casserole ($0.98 per serving)

                                                                                                                          Looks divine doesn’t it? This super easy to make dish will satisfy all your taste buds without burning a hole in your wallet or adding a few extra numbers on the scale.

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                                                                                                                            32. Burrito Cups ($1.18 per serving)

                                                                                                                            Entertaining someone tonight and don’t know what to make as appetizers? These burrito cups are a great alternative to chips or other greasy finger foods. All you need to enjoy it is a spoon and a cup.

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                                                                                                                              33. Lemon-Dill Shrimp & Pasta ($2.45 per serving)

                                                                                                                              Another impressive shrimp recipe under $5 per serving. The lemon-dill twist adds a great taste to the dish.

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                                                                                                                                34. Potato Frittata ($0.87 per serving)

                                                                                                                                If you want to eat potatoes for breakfast but still want it to be healthy, this is the recipe for you. At under a dollar per serving, this potato frittata will make you see potatoes in a whole new light.

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                                                                                                                                  35. Grilled Pork and Pineapple ($2.67 per serving)

                                                                                                                                  Meat and fruits? Oh, yes. The juiciness of the pork mixed with the liquid sugar in the pineapple will make you wish you knew about it sooner.

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                                                                                                                                    36. Greek Honey-Lemon Pork Chops ($2.15 per serving)

                                                                                                                                    Another splendid recipe mixing sweet and salty for a healthy meal. Easy to make and absolutely mouthwatering.

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                                                                                                                                      37. Jamaican Pork Stir-Fry ($2 per serving)

                                                                                                                                      You can add this healthy stir-fry to any dish as a side or amply enjoy it as-is for lunch or dinner. You can even make a wrap sandwich out of it if you’re in a rush to eat.

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                                                                                                                                        38. Herbed Salmon ($2.49 per serving)

                                                                                                                                        Salmon contains a healthy dose of fats that will boost your metabolism, lower inflammation, and make you happier. At under $5 per serving, need I say more?

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                                                                                                                                          39. Five-Spice Pork Kabobs ($1.96 per serving)

                                                                                                                                          Exquisite recipe under $5 per serving that will most definitely awe everyone at your dinner party.

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                                                                                                                                            40. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Mango-Black Bean Salsa ($1.24 per serving)

                                                                                                                                            You don’t have to eat sweet potatoes alone anymore with this flavorful recipe.

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