Ahhh, January. My favorite month to shop. Why? Because there seems to be a sale around every corner, and on about every website. And you know I love to get a deal!
But sometimes it takes a bit of sleuthing to ensure the price on that item is the best price. Hmmm, should you buy it online? Buy it at your local brick and mortar store? How do you know who has the best price available? Just ask Smoopa!
Smoopa is a free app for Apple and Android smart devices. It’s designed hunt down the best price available for items you are shopping for, whether online or at your local retailer. Here’s how it works. You’re shopping at your favorite retailer and there it is. That “gotta have it” item. And it’s on sale. But is that a good price? What do you do? You pull out your smart phone, load the Smoopa app, scan the product bar code, and, just like that, you now have the information you need to ensure you make a smart shopping decision.
How does Smoopa do that?
By using Smoopa’s integrated bar code scanner and these three easy steps, you will be on your way to making smarter shopping decisions.
- Scan the product bar code
- Select the store you are at
- Enter the price
Smoopa does the rest. Before you can say “please pass the snicker-doodles,” Smoopa compares both online and in-store prices using it’s 20+ million product database, then reports back with pricing information, including who is selling that item for what price.
If your scanned item has the best deal, Smoopa lets you know with a green “go” button. If the price isn’t the best around town or online, you’ll get a yellow “caution” button as well as a list of online options with better pricing. Smoopa even includes shipping fees and percent savings. Just remember – before you make your purchase decision, double check shipping fees and delivery times. Sometimes that online price may not be such a good deal when you factor in all the details.
What kinds of items can you scan with Smoopa? Well, practically anything that has a bar code, from books to electronics, movies, toys, clothes, shoes, office supplies, household good and sporting goods, even packaged foods! If it has a bar code, it can be scanned.
You will need a Smoopa account to track items, contribute prices, and earn rewards. But that’s easy to do. Just follow the Create Account steps once you download the Smoopa app, or create an account directly from the Smoopa website.
Wait – what’s a bar code?
That’s the rectangular white box filled with lots of black lines found somewhere on an item’s packaging. It may not initially mean much to you, but when scanned by a bar code reader like the one in the Smoopa app, all those little black lines transform into information about that product, including price.
Shopping with Smoopa is a Rewarding Experience
This price scanning app actually pays you to find those bargains. Pretty awesome huh. Getting paid while saving money. Yep, you gotta love that.
How? By rewarding you for finding and sharing prices. Every time you scan an item at a brick and mortar store with Smoopa, you have a random chance to earn Smoopa credits. Once scanned, if your price is better than the online price, Smoopa might send you a special offer or a randomly generated reward redeemable once the item is purchased. Then, claim your offer or reward at Smoopa, and upon purchase verification, that amount is credited to your account balance. Shazaam! Rewards earned just that easy.
Smoopa is currently available for Apple and Android devices. And did I mention that it’s free? Oh, yeah, I did. But it’s worth saying it again. So much price comparison information at your fingertips, all for free. Yep, my kinda deal.
Are you shopping the January sales? Do you use tech to ensure you are making smarter purchasing decisions? Do you use Smoopa? Let us know in the Comments section below.
For more information on Smoopa, check out the Smoopa Facts and Questions page.
All images from Smoopa.