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Bang for Your Buck: 5 free apps to help you save cash

How do you find the best deals when you shop? Do you look in the paper? Perhaps go online? How do you find the best deals when you shop? Do you look in the paper? Perhaps go online?

(WMC) – How do you find the best deals when you shop? Do you look in the paper? Perhaps you go online? With the help of Consumer Reports' Money Adviser, Andrew Douglas found the top five free smartphone apps to help you get the most Bang for Your Buck at the cash register.

Slash your bills by comparing real time sales data from more than 65,000 grocery and drug stores nationwide. If you don't want to drive five zip codes to get the best deal on burger patties, Favado lets you zero in on local stores, saving you money and gas. Click here for more information: http://www.favado.com/

Goodzer compares prices on products ranging from deodorant to little black dresses with stores in your neighborhood. Just type in what you are looking for and Goodzer trolls nearby stores big and small to find who has it and how much it costs. Click here to learn more: http://goodzer.com/

If you see a must-have product in a circular or catalog snap a photo with your iPhone and use the Pounce app to pounce on that deal. You can buy it directly from the retailer in two clicks. Click here for more information: http://www.pounce.mobi/

The Redlaser app scans items' bar codes and compares prices to thousand of online retailers and local walk-in stores. Click here to learn more and download it: http://redlaser.com/application/

The fifth app, Clutch, stores all your loyalty cards and gift card data right on your phone. It also searches for daily deals and coupons. It has its own loyalty perks too with points you build up to redeem gift cards. Click here for the information on this app: http://www.clutchshopping.com/

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