Saturday, July 21, 2012

The RedLaser App -- A Secret Weapon for Savvy Shoppers (Review)


RedLaser is a free app available for download for iPhone, Android and Windows phones. Downloaded over 20 million times,  RedLaser is a secret weapon for the smart shopper – allowing you to scan or search for items to make sure you have all the information you need, including product details, ratings and price comparison.

Popular RedLaser Features:
  • Scan and search for products using the bar code scanner.
  • Compare prices online and at local retailers, so you’ll know you’re getting the best deal.
  • Find out which stores stock what you’re looking for by searching
    for a product locally. No need to drive around town searching for what you need!
  • Browse product reviews and ratings.
  • Buy directly from your phone using PayPal mobile express checkout and you can pick up your item in a nearby store.
  • Create shopping lists (or wish lists!) and easily share them with friends and family via email, SMS, Twitter and Facebook.
  • Scan a food item to get allergen and ingredient information.

My Thoughts:

I downloaded this app earlier today, and can't stop using it.  With Savannah's birthday party on Sunday, I have been putting together last minute party supply lists, as well as my food shopping list for the cookout.  We will be holding the party at my parents house, so I have been on the phone with them constantly, going over what we have each bought, and need to get.  If only I had known about this app a few weeks ago -- it would have made this party planning experience so much easier. 

In a matter of minutes tonight, I was able to create a shopping list and share it with my parents, letting them know what I was buying, and what they could go and pick up.  Before heading to my local grocery store, I was able to see if they sold a particular Carvel ice cream cake I saw in a magazine in my area.  Unfortunately, they don't, but Market Basket and Hannaford's near my parents' house do, so they will be heading up their tomorrow to pick up a cake.  Whew, how is that for convenience?  Before this app, I would have driven to a handful of stores, searching for this particular Carvel ice cream cake, only to come home empty handed and stressed out.  But, with this app, I was able to check product availability in a matter of minutes, and know where I could pick it up, saving me on time, gas and travel time. 

iPhone Screenshot 1

Tomorrow, I will be heading to the market, and can't wait to try out the food allergen feature available on this app.  This will save me time in trying to read through the small print on the food labels, making sure my family can eat certain foods.  If you have gluten, nut or other food allergies, this feature will truly be a lifesaver.  All you have to do is scan the product bar code and the ingredients right on your phone, making it easy to read, and keying in on important food allergens.

iPhone Screenshot 4

As a busy mom on the go, I love how RedLaser has simplified my shopping, making it easy to find what I need, when I need it and, all while saving me money, as I can compare pricing and purchase from a retailer who is offering it for less.  Gone are the days of spending hours online doing price comparisons, only to be disappointed when I arrive to a store, and find out they are out of stock.  With RedLaser, you are provided real time inventory updates and up-to-date pricing for both online and local retailers -- so, no need to double check before you leave the house or place an online order.  And, I am loving the buy now feature, where you can pay using your Paypal account, and then choose to pick up at a local retailer.  Just this evening, I ordered my daughter's formula from Toys R Us, paid for it, and will be picking up tomorrow AM, along with a few last minute birthday gifts I found while going through my parenting magazines. 

I am loving the convenience of Red Laser, and all its features. So, what are you waiting for?  If you have an iPhone, Android Phone or Windows Phone, you can download the FREE Red Laser app, by clicking here:  

Don't forget to follow RedLaser on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post by SheSpeaks/RedLaser.  I was compensated for my time in reviewing and writing up a post on this new app from RedLaser.  However, the views above are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. This is so cool..i have heard about this before. Watch out retailers...your prices best be comparable