We all know holiday shopping can be intense — but it doesn’t have to be.
So, here’s our gift to you: We’ve narrowed down our top nine Christmas shopping apps to help save your money and sanity this year.
1. Save up to 40% on holiday travel using Hopper.
Hopper watches billions of flight prices every day to predict the best time to purchase whatever flights you need. You can save up to 40% on upcoming holiday travel following their recommendations.
2. Track delayed packages and get delivery notifications with Slice.
Slice will work in your email to automatically grab tracking numbers from your online purchase receipts. It works with any shipment partner including FedEx, USPS, DHL, UPS and more.
You can automatically see delayed packages, or get push notifications when items are out for delivery so nothing gets taken from your porch during this high-volume package season.
3. Stay on budget and track every gift purchase with Santa’s Bag.
Every year, I stress that someone will find my secret hand-written list of gifts and ruin everything. The Santa’s Bag app solves both of these issues.
Organize each person you need to shop for including the gifts you plan to buy, what you’ve already purchased for each person, your allotted budget for each individual, and the money you’ve spent so far. You can even categorize what you have left to wrap!
4. Ask your loved ones to create wish lists using Giftster.
If you hate figuring out what to purchase friends or family, skip that whole part and ask them to make a wish list using Giftster. You can buy items off your kids’ wish lists from any retailer in the world including Etsy. Plus, invite grandparents to shop off the lists using the Giftster website if they don’t have smartphones to download the app.
5. Get 1.5-3% off using discounted gift cards from CrayPay.
Get discounted gift cards instantly using the CrayPay digital wallet app. You can purchase the exact amount you need while paying at the register so you’ll never waste whatever balance you have left on a forgotten gift card. This app would be a great sidekick for rapid Black Friday and holiday shopping.
You’ll get higher discounts as you use the app more frequently, plus you can stack whatever coupons and discounts you want when paying with gift cards.
6. Take Krazy Coupon Lady along as your personal shopping assistant.
If you think our app is just for grocery coupons, you’re wrong. We’re constantly scouring sales from top retailers like Target and Macy’s to ensure you’re up to date on the lowest prices year-round, but especially during the frantic holiday shopping season.
Whether you’re looking for deals on toys, apparel, bedding, shoes, or your Christmas feast, we’ve got you covered. Follow our Holiday Deals page and opt in for push notifications to get the best deals of the season!
7. Shop online through the EBates app to save up to 40% and earn cash back.
You can shop almost any retailer through EBates‘ shopping portal to earn up to 40% off and cash back on every purchase. Right now you can get 30% off and 3% cash back from Kate Spade, 2.5% cash back from Walmart, 1% cash back from Target, and more. The cash back savings add up quickly, especially this time of year.
8. Download the Target app for Daily Deals and storewide discounts up to 50% off.
I’ve already seen 40% off Minecraft toys; 20% off holiday trees, wreaths and lights; and 40% off other popular toy brands like Honestly Cute dolls in the Target Circle section of the Target app.
The app discounts are easy to claim, including coupons like $10 back on any $40 apparel purchase (via a Target gift card). Just plan to shop in store to use most of these app promos.