11/24/2012 9:58 PM
by Rebecca Turco
With Black Friday out of the way, the holiday shopping season is underway. If you are feeling unprepared to go gift shopping, there are several useful smartphone apps officials recommend to help save you time and money.
RedLaser and ShopSavvy let you scan barcodes with your phone's camera to search for local prices on a particular item.
Shopkick rewards you just for walking into a store! You receive "kicks," or points, for entering stores and for actually making a purchase. Once you gain enough "kicks," you can redeem free items such as gift cards from qualifying stores.