Last-minute ways to save when holiday shopping

December 16, 2011 2:08:57 PM PST
More than two thousand stores participated in free shipping day on Friday - 24 hours to shop to your heart's content and take advantage of delivery by Christmas eve.

Amanda Walker of Consumer Reports advises shoppers to comparison shop.

Even after free shipping day ends, competition drives most retailers to throw in shipping cost to get your business.

Using the right app can also save you money.

PriceGrabber turns your iPhone, Android, Blackberry or iPad into a scanner. Take a picture or scan a barcode and in seconds PriceGrabber loads up which other stores are selling the item and at what price.

Even before you hit the mall, take a few minutes to tell the app your favorite retailers. The app will alert you every time the store posts a savings coupon, which you can then use right from your device at the register.

Another app will help you make that holiday meal for less. Cellfire App sends you a message once you enter a grocery store, automatically downloading store coupons.

For more apps, please visit

Visit for merchants participating in the free shipping event.

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