I love saving money. (Well, who doesn’t?) So when I go through the hassle of finding a parking spot at the mall to buy a new dress—only to find out three days later that it went on sale for 30% off, I start feeling a little jipped. My fantastic find suddenly starts feeling a lot less…fantastic. Thanks to the folks at Savvy.com, shopping won’t be a buzzkill this holiday season, and I’ll only need to fight for a parking spot when it’s absolutely necessary—like when I get to go back and collect the money from price adjustments since their new app is pretty smart. It watches the price from the things that I buy (or want to buy), and alerts me to price changes.
For example, during a press preview for the Savvy iPhone app—I was in Anthropologie and I spotted a few things I wanted to buy, but I didn’t want to pay full price. I was eyeballing a Tocca perfume I’ve always wanted, but I refuse to pay $60. I scanned the tag on the fragrance, then I told the Deal Maker option that the max I would pay was $50. Well, lucky me! A few days later, Savvy emailed me and told me that the price had dropped to just $30. Even better!
Another feature of this fab shopping app is the ability to take a photo of your receipts, and it intelligently loads those purchases to your My Buys. So if the above blouse or dress goes on sale, it will also alert me via email to go back and collect my price adjustment. No more waiting to see if the things I want go on sale. I can just buy them when my size is available (because we all know when we go back, the things you want are damaged or your size is missing), and the app will watch the price for me.
You’ll still have to adhere to each retailer’s price adjustment policy, and unfortunately not every retailer is listed on the Savvy app. But more are being added to the lineup, AND Sephora is a participating retailer! Plenty of other stores you’re probably already shopping at are also Savvy-ready, so no worries there. Currently there’s only an iPhone app, but Android is coming, or you can just utilize the tool on the Savvy site. That is pretty savvy, isn’t it?
I attended a press preview hosted by Savvy and was given some cash to go shopping with to test drive the app. I wasn’t obligated to do anything except have a good time, but I wanted to share my opinion with you!