[The following post was sponsored by Price Patrol.]
There have been so many times in the past when I’ve needed something right away – a gift for a birthday party I’d forgotten about, an item I needed for a project, or something that I just didn’t want to wait on for home delivery. If I’d known about the Price Patrol app, I could have saved myself a lot of running around to different stores trying to find a certain item quickly. I also would have saved some money! Let me show you how Price Patrol works. Price Patrol is an ingenious app (available for Apple and Android products, and also available online) that lets you search for an item – let’s say an XBox One, for example – and gives you a list of local stores where the item is sold, and the prices. I wouldn’t have to go from one store to the next to the next to see who had the best deal on an XBox One, something I actually did a couple of days before my son’s birthday this past summer. With the Price Patrol app, I would have known which store I was headed to before I even left my house. The way it works is this: After you’ve downloaded the app and created an account, you search for items and can scroll through a list of stores. Clicking on one gets you more information about the store, and related items that the store carries. And if you don’t need the item right away but want to know if it becomes available for a lower price? You can save an alert to your “radar,” setting parameters like how far away the store can be and what the price should get down to before the app alerts you. I have some items saved to my radar that I want to buy, but would love to get a deal on. As soon as the price of an item drops below the “maximum price” I’ve set up, I can pounce on it! I can also easily share what I find, right from the app to Facebook and Twitter.
Win A Visa Gift Card
During the holiday shopping season Price Patrol will be giving away 10 Visa Gift Cards per week, and there are two ways to enter. Any time you share something from your radar in the app, you are entered to win a gift card. You can also visit Price Patrol’s Pinterest boards and re-pin items you’re interested in – every re-pin is also an entry to win a gift card. Price Patrol is keeping track of more than 20 million items at over 250,000 stores, and they’re constantly scanning to make sure they have the best deals. Put Price Patrol to work for you this holiday season, and you could save time and money!