As much as I love shopping, I really dislike the large crowds that come along with it. There is nothing fun about walking around the mall, lugging a heavy winter jacket, listening to kids beg for every thing they see in sight, while strangers constantly bump into you because they all of a sudden forgot how to look where they were going.
Don’t get me wrong, shopping for gifts and taking advantage of some of the great deals available during the holidays can be a lot of fun, but it can also be very stressful, So when I can, I prefer to do most of my shopping online.
This year, the YP Shopwise app from Yellow Pages wants to make your holiday shopping experience as pleasant and stress free as possible, while helping you save money! The YP Shopwise app is now available for download on Android as well as iOS.
This past week I finally started my holiday shopping and had the chance to test out the app for myself. Setting it up was super easy. I downloaded the free app which is available on Android and IOS, opened it up and gave the app permission to automatically find my location. If you don’t feel comfortable doing that, you can also choose your location so the app can find the best deals near you.
Because I’m having a difficult time deciding what gifts to give to a few people in my family this year, I started out by clicking on the Gift Finder feature to get some ideas.
Having a 15 year old sister whose interests change on the regular, it was nice to find gift ideas geared toward girls in her age group, in one place. Many of the gifts suggested, wouldn’t have crossed my mind, had I not come across them in the app. There was a variety of different items to choose from and all of them were on sale and available in my area.
I like that I could also look for deals by searching for specific products. Me and my boyfriend were thinking of buying a couple of Sodastream machines to gift this Christmas, so I selected the “Home & Garden” section from the product list. I was able to narrow down my search further by choosing the “Appliances” category.
I found the Sodastream Pure kit on sale at Walmart for just $78.88 with free shipping! So I grabbed two of them and saved $102.20! You can also browse through the most popular deals to see what other offers interest you.
Another awesome feature of the YP Shopwise app is the “Flyers” tab. It’s perfect for deal hunters looking to get the lowest prices. You can browse through weekly flyers by category from a variety of stores nearby, right from your phone. We don’t get newspapers or flyers delivered, so we miss out on a lot of great deals. Now we don’t have to! The YP Shopwise app has all the newest flyers, all in one place.
It was super easy to browse through all the deals with the YP Shopwise app from using the Gift Finder for gift ideas, searching for specific products, seeing the newest flyers, and even finding some cool freebies. This app will definitely come in handy for Christmas shopping as well as regular weekly shopping.
Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Have you used the YP ShopWise App before?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Yellow Pages Canada. The opinions and text are my own.