Scanning My Way To Savings - 12/09/13

  I'm not the least technologically advanced person you know but I can download an ap.  That said, my phone screen is not littered with them.  Sunday evening while I was out doing a little Christmas shopping I downloaded one of those barcode scanner aps and actually used it to save a litte cash.

  My Fox 17 co-anchor Stacy Case has been using one for a long time.  She has told me about it and while I knew it would work I had never actually downloaded the ap and figured out how to use it.  It was easier than I imagined and as most of you already know, saving money is fun.  It was a blast.  I didn't save on all my toy purchases but I saved between a dollar and three bucks on everythign I bought.  I was shopping at Target this particular trip and and Target is one of the retailers that will match a competitors sale ad as well as an on line price. 

  I checked out with a little extra pep in my step, assured I would be doing this again.  If you don't do this already, I'm recommending it.  I didn't have a specific ap in mind.  I just went to the ap store, searched for barcode scanner, read a few reviews and downloaded the ap using the store's free wi-fi.  I'm sold.  Merry Christmas.


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