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By Andy Wise - bio | email | Facebook

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - If you spent the money on an expensive smartphone, you may as well use it to save some money.

You can shop with free apps like "Shop Savvy."  The app uses your phone's camera to scan product barcodes.  It will automatically compare the price to thousands of others, both in-store and online.  It will then give you a list of the best prices in town, as well as a map to get you there.

Another free app for iPhones and Androids is "Snap Tell."  Just snap a picture of the item you want and it will give you review, ratings and comparison pricing.

Another app, "Sale Saver," works well if you have coupons valid only on certain days.  "Sale Saver" has a price calculator that computes your discounts and lets you save all of your future buys in one place, making it easy to see your savings.

There is also "Mobi-Q-Pons."  This free app pinpoints your location and loads local coupons to neighborhood stores and restaurants right to your smartphone.  When you see a coupon that looks good, simply click "Use," show the cashier your phone and they will scan it or type the code in manually.

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