Windows Phone 7 App of the Week: ShopSavvy

Maximum PC Staff

Even though Thanksgiving weekend and Black Friday are behind us, the Christmas shopping season - and the retail madness it brings - marches steadily along. Frenzied bargain hunters and a multitude of confusing, competing offers can turn "the most wonderful time of the year" into a shopping nightmare if you aren't prepared. Where are the best deals, and what is the best way to find those deals while on the go? Enter ShopSavvy.

ShopSavvy is an app for Windows Phone 7 which will let you scan an item's barcode or QR code, price compare between online and local retailers, and see reviews other consumers have posted. ShopSavvy will even save your search history in case you need to recall something you previously searched for. For those with nosy family members, individual searches can be deleted in order to preserve the surprise for Christmas day.

ShopSavvy goes beyond price comparisons by also providing you with details on individual merchants, even to the point of indicating if the seller has a price matching policy in place. Local retailers with deals are also listed, helping consumers find places to focus their shopping. Shoppers can also share deals they've discovered via Facebook and Twitter.

ShopSavvy is available as a free download from the Windows Phone Marketplace .

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