Smart Phone Apps For Bargain Shopping

With Christmas just over month away, family coming in for Thanksgiving and Black Friday days away many consumers are looking for a bargain.

There's an app for that.

A tech guru says on your smart phone or tablet computer, there are dozens of shopping apps available.

"Now you can actually be in the store and do online comparison shopping and see if it's cheaper across the street or across town," Senior Editor of Cnet Dan Ackerman said.

Two apps, Shopsavvy and Redlaser actually turn a smart phone camera into a barcode scanner.

In seconds the app shows how much the product is selling for online and at nearby stores.

Almost all the apps are free and many popular stores also provide their own free apps that tell shoppers about current deals and discounts.