3 Apps Every Holiday Shopper Needs

ibotta (Free)

Search for rebates on your favorite brands using this app before shopping, and your purchases will earn you real cash back redeemable via PayPal or Venmo. Or apply the funds toward a gift card to another retailer.

Gilt (Free)

The winner of a Webby in 2014 as the best shopping app on the market, this deals distributor offers you “insider prices” up to 60 percent off for designer fashions and even local retailers in many major U.S. markets.

Boxed Wholesale (Free)

Who says a 44-ounce bottle of ketchup doesn’t make a great Christmas gift? This app is the smartphone shopper’s equivalent of a Sam’s Club or Costco membership, allowing access to wholesale goods at discounted prices.

Check out 42 apps you need right now—for an easier, cooler, richer, really fun, more-better-good life.

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