Sunday, December 8, 2013

Awesome NEW App to Compare Toy prices (and it's FREE)

Finally! There has been such a need for this!
Reading the paper this morning I came across an interesting article.  It started out by saying... "The Big Three toy retailers, Toys R Us, Target, and Wal-Mart are playing a cutthroat version of 'The Price is Right'."  Basically all say they will match each other's prices, but as a customer, I don't have time to go around price checking.  However if you have this handy, dandy new app,  it'll do that chore for you.  This helpful, new, mobile app is called Shop for Kids.  This app was just launched last month by the toy review website  By Black Friday 10,000 people had already downloaded the app and it was being used on average a 1000 times a day. 

The app:  Shop for Kids
The user can scan a bar code and see what the price is at Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart, Kmart and Toys R Us.  It shows which retailers have the item in stock and gives links if you want to purchase online. This app gives up to the minute prices.  When the retailers change their prices the app changes too.  Additionally it provides a fun rating, repeat play, and assembly instructions.   
Here's the best... The price match promise by the Big Three (this year), allows you to simply show your smartphone with the app prices, to whichever retailer you are at, to get the best price.  This keeps you from driving all around town!!!

The website:
This helpful site is already known for its toy review videos. Since this is an independent review website, they are not looking to sell a product.  they are looking to give an honest assessment and tell the pros and cons, so you'll know what your getting.  Any retailer review, like the ones sometimes found on You Tube, are ultimately trying to sell you the product, so keep that in mind. This site does negative reviews as well, to keep you informed.   I will use the website when I am shopping at home from my computer, instead of spending 20 minutes jumping from site to site to compare.
I just watched a review video of the plush pull-apart toy named Olaf, from Just Play.  He's the snowman character in Disney's newest movie, Frozen.  It showed how to use the product, where the batteries went and they let me know they had noticed at least 6 different sayings.  Above, you'll see the price comparison chart next to the video review on the website. 

I am really excited to start using this app when I am out shopping.  I hope this helps you as well.  Merry Christmas!

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