There are so many things that I see at a store that I would love to have, but are too expensive. I know they’ll go on sale, but I don’t know when. I say to myself that I’ll go back, but it usually doesn’t happen.
>Recently I was shown an app that is perfect for the bargainshopper. It’s called Savvy.com. You can use the app to scan a barcode and the app will email you when the item goes on sale. It can also tell you when you buy something and it goes on sale so you can go back to the store with your receipt to get a price adjustment.
A friend and I learned about the app during a lunch hosted by Samantha Fein of Garza Girl at The Grove, my favorite over-the-top LA shopping experience. (Why is it over the top? The Grove’s Santa House is almost as big as mine and Mario Lopez films “Extra” there and snags shoppers from the sidewalk to be extras.)
So far, nothing I wanted has gone on sale, but I did say I would pay $18 for a $48 scarf. I doubt I’ll get an email about my wish pricing. But there was a funky jacket that I’m sure will go on the sale rack soon and I will be there.
The Savvy.com app launched last week and not all retailers are participating yet. But some of my favorite are including Anthropologie, J Crew, Crate & Barrel, and Best Buy. According to Pricetector.com, retailers missed out $20 billion in price adjustments during the 2010 holiday season. For a bargain shopper like me, that is shocking.
I can’t wait to get my first notice of a price adjustment. I just hope I can resist spending extra money with my savings.
Disclosure: My guest and I were given money to go shopping and use the app plus we enjoyed a fabulous brunch at The Farm of Beverly Hills.