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Geek Tip: Text Google to Find the Best Prices While Shopping!

This geek tip is coming to you courtesy of Real Simple, and without being too punny, it is real simple. I knew you could text Google for info on mostly anything, and I was really stoked when I found the Checkout SmartShop iPhone app last week.

But if you don't have an iPhone or don't want to pay $5 for the app, then RS advises you to text 466453 with the item name that you spot while out shopping (like "Joe's Jeans Muse") and then type "price" after that.

Google will then text you back with the price of that item at different stores! You won't overspend if you have tech on your side (well . . . maybe you won't).


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charlotte227 charlotte227 7 years
Good for price comparison, but unable to tell you which store. I tried various entry methods using zip code, city, state, etc no results. Just prices! Good tool anyway.
Advah Advah 7 years
Any chance they have the same service available in the UK? :(
burningphoenix burningphoenix 7 years
Cool! Google is so wonderful.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 7 years
wow. i'll add it now.
RandomScraps RandomScraps 7 years
Oh this is fabulous! Plugging that number into my text list right now!
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