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ShopSavvy - Barcode Scanner and Price Comparison

ShopSavvy - Barcode Scanner and Price Comparison

ShopSavvy, Inc.

Price Comparison. Scan barcodes and QR Codes. Price match at the store register.

3.4
171K+ Reviews 10M+
  • Editor's Choice
  • Free

Negative Reviews in Most Helpful

25% Negative Reviews

Out of 100 most helpful reviews

  • Does not actually work

    by BeevdOut

    I was standing in a local big box store when I downloaded the app! I thought it would be great to have the same price matching software the store uses. Unfortunately the app does not work.. at all.. it seems more like a password phishing app. I set it up, created an account, there was NO privacy policy language visible at any time so I hope this company is not selling or using my data. While I did receive a ton of advertising, I was able to scan one pack of the very name brand batteries and received product not found. After that the camera continued to focus in on focus continually and that was it there’s also no way to delete your account once you create it.

  • Notsosavvy

    by tinabanina2

    Anytime you use this app -the emails start and then it becomes an annoyance to constantly unsubscribing. Not worth the hassle! I received a response instructing me to simply hit the unsubscribe button on the bottom. Really!! I never thought of that! I have done that maybe 50 times also unchecked boxes to unsubscribe etc. I should submit a bad review for every email. It would only be fair and maybe as annoying for you . I wanted to keep the app to check other prices, but it leads you to a site that no longer has the item. And yes I report it as inaccurate but never gets fixed. A $25. Item. I wouldn’t bother with a $10. Item. This is the only app I have ever had problems with and am beyond annoyed!

  • Malware & Bug Filled!

    by $NikkiTaylor!

    DO NO DOWNLOAD THIS APP! Once you “Allow” permission to your camera, it has the ability to absolutely crash your phone. I have two warranty replacements for “unknown software issue” within a full day of downloading this app. I was pretty satisfied with the apps performance the first day to be honest, but I noticed quickly my entire device started acting funny. The mass amounts of cache and data this company takes from your phone and places onto your phone IS NOT WORTH IT. Side Note: I attempted to contact them via “contact app developer” option... it leads you to a blank (website no longer exists) page! Be advised!

  • Rarely works

    by Henzzzzzz

    I tried this app a long time ago. Recently a website recommended it so I went to download it. I was surprised to find I already had it installed. I started messing around with it and quickly remembered my past experience, and remembered why I stopped using it. It’s horrible. Type in Dasani and click on the 24 pack. It loads then changes to “Mickey and Minnie snow globe”. Search feature almost never has the product I am looking for (try Wink Hub 2). If it does, when I click the item it changes to some variant of that product and the price changes. How is this rated so highly?

  • Has Bugs

    by SwankPeRFection

    Still can’t delete items out of history one by one. Can’t delete individual items from scan history. App has problems functioning properly on iOS 12.2. NEEDS UPDATE!!! Prices are so wrong in terms of online vs local stores and even doesn't show products as available at Walmart or Target on some very basic items. Pretty much useless price checker. Red Laser (before the eBay buyout) was the best. Figure out what they were doing and do that because so far your scan results aren't good at all for price comparisons.

  • First Time User... Last Time User

    by WillNeverB2Old

    I searched for and located 2 items within the app. that I intended to purchase. Found great deals on both. Unfortunately the store showed both items are no longer available. Both are standard grocery items and I strongly suspect I could drive to the same store I clicked on and find the products in stock. I admit as a first time user, I am not 100% familiar with how the app works, but at this rate, I feel it’s not worth the hassle. I am deleting the app. :(

  • Not quite accurate.

    by Mrsbcross

    Searching for a product, I’ve found that the search hits aren’t accurate or up to date. For example, for the item I was searching for, the app listed 10 places both in the store and online where it was available. However, it was available in NONE of the places listed. Does not inspire confidence in the app.

  • Rarely works

    by JNikki6

    I’ve been trying to use this app for a few weeks now. When I scan an item, it works 2 out of 10 times! I waste more time trying to scan something than just staying home, opening 5 websites at once, toggle back & forth and find the deals myself! Definitely deleting. Waste of time & causes aggravation.

  • This app has it all wrong

    by kkpig

    Disappointing is an understatement. This app goes beyond that and ventures into the land of misleading as well as disappointing. I just tried to scan a familiar product that I would assume the app would immediately pick up since it is so common, but instead I received odd numbers for the pricing and was told that the maker of this product was American Airlines. Unless American Airlines acquired Lysol lately, this app got it all wrong.

  • Downgraded - inaccurate prices.

    by SimiValGuy

    This would be a great tool if the prices were actually accurate and it included big box stores like Costco and Sam’s Club, but it doesn’t. The last several things I have looked up I have been much lower on savvy than they were when I actually went to the sites to look at the price.

  • Target price wasn’t correct before the price match!

    by AberdeenAmy

    The app always suggests comparing prices when shopping at Target. I scanned an item inside Target & the price match listed the item price at Target incorrectly. I asked Target’s customer service if the price shown on the app was correct & it wasn’t. It turns out that Targets price listed on the app was the cheapest price but it wasn’t valid! Very disappointed.

  • not impressed

    by erieguy

    I had just bought a new computer a couple of days before I tried this app. I still had the box, so I scanned the barcode. The app brought up five stores where the computer was being sold; all of them had higher prices than I paid. Furthermore, the store where I bought the computer was not listed, even though it had the best price.

  • Great but

    by Kay Mariee

    This app is great, but SO MANY PRICES ARE WRONG. If you actually click on the link it shows a different price more often than not. Really should stay updated because if you’re price matching at a store then you’re giving them the wrong price if you don’t double check which is a crappy thing to do. STAY UPDATED ON PRICING.

  • Rarely works for me.

    by 1nancynurse

    Not particularly useful. I tried it again yesterday at Nordstrom’s and Macy’s and it couldn’t get any information using the scan of barcodes. It is free. It worked a couple of times in the past but not recently when it counts. I have more success finding the item using search engines.

  • Annoying notifications

    by Craftylady

    Trying to use store apps and ShopSavvy reminder to scan before purchase keeps popping down. This is extremely annoying when I’m trying to search and use the Walmart app. To point I turn totally off and don’t use when I should.

  • Virbac chews

    by Brogalatoo

    I looked up the exact product & the app showed 9 local stores selling the item at a great price. I called all 9 stores before driving to them. Much to my surprise none of these stores carry the item in store. I love to save money however driving somewhere & not being able to buy the item at all is a waste of money.

  • Notifications about places we don’t shop in when we drive by

    by Jemajgram

    I can’t drive anywhere near a GameStop without an annoying notification popping up even though I have never shopped there and have no interest in it. Same with Bestbuy.

  • STILL CAN NOT DELETE ANY HISTORY

    by JL-1940

    Uninstalled app. Cycled power. Reinstalled latest version. This obnoxious app leaves all old data on your phone even after being uninstalled! Yes, all scans from years ago still on the phone. I write software. There is NO EXCUSE for this program to even be allowed to remain in the App Store. Especially after all these years.

  • incorrect prices very often especially at walmart

    by Gabe_Colorado

    Application gives many times incorrect prices Walmart being the worse place I use the application since the Walmart I shop is a mess and the people won’t help very often then you get to pay for it and is more expensive that the application says

  • Black Screen now!

    by DeeBrad16

    I’ve used this app happily innumerable times. Recently, past 2 months, getting scan window but field is all black. Will not scan codes anymore! Why?? Loved this app for price matching and it showed online prices as well. Please fix, as I don’t know any other comparable app...yet! Oops, works apparently on iPad but not on my iPhone!

  • Does this just not do local price anymore...?

    by Clinton1223

    With every update I hold out hope that this app will go back to finding local prices and it never doesn’t I search for products that I know are available at my local Walmart and it never comes up as a result, only online prices.

  • Locations

    by Cookie-Monster68

    Distance to stores needs to be drive miles not as the crow flies. A lot of times the distance to stores is almost twice what is given as they are on the other side of the river. This stops closer road miles stores from showing up.

  • It’s okay

    by Cdeastparent

    For the most part when scanning a item it seems to bring up incorrect prices. Sometimes it doesn’t bring up anything stating page cannot be found. Need improvement with the app.

  • Scanned My Rice: Fiction Novel?

    by Hoosier-Gal

    Scanned for common products and either got no match, even with a good scan of the barcode, or completely wild and on related matches. Finally the fifth one, some wax paper, it worked. Jury is still out but not good first impression. And yes, it scanned the correct numbers.

  • honda generator low price not even close

    by marper331

    Looking for a generator and found great price listed on your app through walmart but when i tried the link, the page was not found. i decided to search walmart website and listed price was $450 higher than your posted price.

Negative Reviews in Most Recent

  • Does this just not do local price anymore...?

    by Clinton1223

    With every update I hold out hope that this app will go back to finding local prices and it never doesn’t I search for products that I know are available at my local Walmart and it never comes up as a result, only online prices.

  • Doesn’t appear to do anything unless you buy it

    by Atthecore

    Doesn’t appear to do anything unless you purchase it

  • Latest update 14.6.1

    by MrsSchmidtB4

    (Updated) App no Longer works properly on my iPhone8 after update. When search, it can’t find prices for anything. It says no prices are available.

  • Many missing stores

    by Hellschreiber

    Overall a nice idea but seems to not have details of products in multiple chain stores that are nearby.

  • No longer shows prices

    by SabbathBlack

    This app no longer shows prices after I scan a bar code. Just noticed there is a pro version that costs $10 a year. So now this app doesn't work unless you pay for it? I would give zero stars for a rating if that was an option.

  • Bar codes don’t load

    by $;)-

    Every time I try and scan a barcode it tells me I have poor Internet connection which is not correct. My phone works completely without Wi-Fi or anything so to me it’s the app.

  • Worthless

    by incognitouser

    This is worthless without a noticeable audio alert. If you don’t find the alert until later then what good is it? I don’t always take my phone out in a store

  • No stores list d

    by KhallSoJo

    Very inaccurate. Mostly shows amazon prices for a “case” of the individual item I’m looking to price out. Does not show all the grocery stores in my area. Shows Walmart for some items but not for all. Does not ever show Smiths, Harmon’s, or Costco prices for items.

  • Wrong items by barcode

    by Samantha Higdon

    Items scanned aren’t what is pulled up

  • Notifications about places we don’t shop in when we drive by

    by Jemajgram

    I can’t drive anywhere near a GameStop without an annoying notification popping up even though I have never shopped there and have no interest in it. Same with Bestbuy.

  • The price does not match de reality

    by airolg24

    I checked the price here and in the Store even online and the y were diferent

  • In Accurate

    by imladyred

    The prices are always wrong! It helps find other stores, but the prices are always wrong.

  • Does not actually work

    by BeevdOut

    I was standing in a local big box store when I downloaded the app! I thought it would be great to have the same price matching software the store uses. Unfortunately the app does not work.. at all.. it seems more like a password phishing app. I set it up, created an account, there was NO privacy policy language visible at any time so I hope this company is not selling or using my data. While I did receive a ton of advertising, I was able to scan one pack of the very name brand batteries and received product not found. After that the camera continued to focus in on focus continually and that was it there’s also no way to delete your account once you create it.

  • Use to give good prices

    by no other name is needed

    Through searches on your web for the lowest cost of items, it appears that there has been a change. No longer am I receiving the lowest prices. But you already know that. You are really doing a disservice to the consumers. Shame on you.

  • Inaccurate

    by XXXOOOO

    The comparison prices are incorrect and very misleading. Not a reliable app. I deleted it.

  • Comparisons r for stores closed

    by Peace out Done

    This app is obsolete I am getting price comparisons for stores that have been closed for 5 plus years. And the prices are from when the stores were open. Which makes this app obsolete.

  • Why is the scanner screen black?!? I can’t scan anything anymore

    by ecoolchic

    Why can’t I scan anything anymore?!? The screen just stays black. PLEASE FIX!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lowe’s Not following through on shop savvy

    by Sak In Liverpool!!

    Just went to Lowe’s in circle drive in N Syracuse and wanted to buy a flimsy trellis that normally sells for &38 and on Shop Savvy it said that all the Lowe’s stores around it sell it for $27 but the store wouldn’t give me the price

  • Disappointed Shopper....

    by Disappointed Shopper....

    Prices listed are not actual prices available at stores or online.

  • Never seem to get a price

    by cesare_n

    Every time I use this app it comes back as no product found. I usually try for wine and it’s always the same response. Not sure what this app is used for. Time to delete it.

  • Inaccurate

    by CJ Ridler

    Scanned Folgers Black Silk coffee. Misquoted prices dramatically, stating Target was the cheapest at $7+. It stated Walmart at $18+. Walmart was $6+. Bogus. I’m removing this app immediately.

  • Lowes did not price match

    by Reginald Fancypants

    Went buy a Door Lock Kwikset and used this app to Lowe’s as it advertised lower price but Lowe’s did not price match Misleading

  • Annoying

    by 458-spider

    Annoying pop up notifications

  • No longer works

    by FireBrian66

    At one time this worked well, now it seems to give just the wrong price, bad links to non-existent products. I have stopped wasting my time hoping it will work.

  • Not quite accurate.

    by Mrsbcross

    Searching for a product, I’ve found that the search hits aren’t accurate or up to date. For example, for the item I was searching for, the app listed 10 places both in the store and online where it was available. However, it was available in NONE of the places listed. Does not inspire confidence in the app.

  • Doesn’t actually show lowest price!

    by @40744

    App is showing a higher price than the actual store shows on their site.....

  • Price listenings are not accurate

    by Tae-tastic

    When into the store to pick up an item that I found on the savy shopper app, get to the store and it’s a different price. Also customers service did not honor it. Wasted my time and gas!

  • STILL CAN NOT DELETE ANY HISTORY

    by JL-1940

    Uninstalled app. Cycled power. Reinstalled latest version. This obnoxious app leaves all old data on your phone even after being uninstalled! Yes, all scans from years ago still on the phone. I write software. There is NO EXCUSE for this program to even be allowed to remain in the App Store. Especially after all these years.

  • Nope

    by revts

    Prices are inconsistent with store pages.

  • Downgraded - inaccurate prices.

    by SimiValGuy

    This would be a great tool if the prices were actually accurate and it included big box stores like Costco and Sam’s Club, but it doesn’t. The last several things I have looked up I have been much lower on savvy than they were when I actually went to the sites to look at the price.

  • Terrrrible App

    by sirliny

    Nothing Works Shame on you guys

  • not showing best deals

    by bulk shopper

    Finding lower prices online and in stores

  • Bad app

    by Irkertoo

    Terrible app.Never works.Will delete it if it continues this way.No improvement at all,still hardly ever works 👎

  • #FAIL 5 different scans in a row - zero results

    by bbwitching

    Today was the second time I have downloaded this app in my phone. I couldn’t remember if I removed it to free up storage in my phone or because it didn’t work. It is because the scanner doesn’t recognize barcodes! I tested 5 different barcodes and each time got the same result “item not recognized”. You can click a button to search google since their scanner didn’t find it, but why download an app if it only gives me a button to search google every time I scan? I am deleting the app. I downloaded a second scanner reviewed at 4.5 by 85k+ users (free but you can pay for ad free/additional features) they have an ad that pops up once before you see the results, but when you close the ad the results are EXACTLY correct with a product image, accurate detailed description, and a price history based on Google, Amazon, and EBay. That is what I needed.

  • Closes app when I try to push a store link in history

    by amyhart76

    Why is it doing this?

  • The camera screen turns blurry

    by fitz07joe

    This is hard on my eyes

  • No. Just no.

    by JRMlaw

    I thought this app might have the ability to search for deals, so I downloaded it and gave it a try. First thing, it forced me to scan a bar code, so I grabbed the jumbo bag of Doritos I was munching at the time. The app reported that I could buy a replacement bag from Amazon Marketplace for $22.19 ($30.50 with shipping). Then I was able to get to the search page, and I plugged in “Apple TV 4K” and it reported the fabulous deal of $220 for the 32GB version (which is about $50 more than the regular price). I don’t understand what this app is for, so I deleted it. Quickly.

  • Wireless Wall Control

    by Wolfmanz69

    House was built in the seventies and the unit is to large for the light switch junction box. Now I gotta do some jerry rigging.

  • Samsung 75 uhh

    by chrid d

    Site does not show accurate pricing, it’s always higher

  • App was great!

    by Carolyn@1

    I loved the app but after the update it no longer works and I am very disappointed. Fix the bugs, please!

  • Thinking About Deleting App!!

    by ACN Sam

    I like being able to look up prices instantly but it is extremely frustrating that the app doesn’t conform to the privacy standards you set for the app. I have my settings set so the app is ONLY supposed to access my location while using the app. Unfortunately that’s a huge lie... the app always tracking your location. Then it also sends you notifications as You pass random businesses like Home Depot, Best Buy, and GameStop to name a few. The app can be completely closed and not in use but it still accesses your location and sends you those notifications regardless of you settings.

  • Not accurate

    by jinbd

    All links to prices error out.

  • Not very useful

    by Critic117

    I’m sorry, but this app is virtually worthless when trying to compare consumable goods which is the vast majority of purchases. Maybe it’s good for name brand gadgets or furnishings, but can’t compare basics like batteries or yogurt. It’s a hard pass for me.

  • Ok but could be better

    by Sweetsouthernpeach

    Not really helpful at times. I mean u scan a bag (standing in Lowes/Home Depot)of 8qt dirt an it says online ONLY & at Amazon $47-$59 REALLY?! It also will show cheap prices but wen u go to the site it will say ERROR & u then can't use it. Needs an upgrade, get rid of the bugs!

  • Has Bugs

    by SwankPeRFection

    Still can’t delete items out of history one by one. Can’t delete individual items from scan history. App has problems functioning properly on iOS 12.2. NEEDS UPDATE!!! Prices are so wrong in terms of online vs local stores and even doesn't show products as available at Walmart or Target on some very basic items. Pretty much useless price checker. Red Laser (before the eBay buyout) was the best. Figure out what they were doing and do that because so far your scan results aren't good at all for price comparisons.

  • This app has it all wrong

    by kkpig

    Disappointing is an understatement. This app goes beyond that and ventures into the land of misleading as well as disappointing. I just tried to scan a familiar product that I would assume the app would immediately pick up since it is so common, but instead I received odd numbers for the pricing and was told that the maker of this product was American Airlines. Unless American Airlines acquired Lysol lately, this app got it all wrong.

  • Wouldn’t give a price

    by cutnshoot1962

    I wanted to know how much something was and it kept on sending me to Amazon.... no. I wanted to know how much it was where I was at😡

  • Annoying notifications

    by Craftylady

    Trying to use store apps and ShopSavvy reminder to scan before purchase keeps popping down. This is extremely annoying when I’m trying to search and use the Walmart app. To point I turn totally off and don’t use when I should.

  • Target price wasn’t correct before the price match!

    by AberdeenAmy

    The app always suggests comparing prices when shopping at Target. I scanned an item inside Target & the price match listed the item price at Target incorrectly. I asked Target’s customer service if the price shown on the app was correct & it wasn’t. It turns out that Targets price listed on the app was the cheapest price but it wasn’t valid! Very disappointed.

  • App Is NOT WORKING Like it USE TO!!

    by #Just·Ā·Card*Player

    I Used this Regularly, to find the Best Prices @ MY LOCAL STORES, & It WORKED Great! HOWEVER, Lately, It ONLY gives ONLINE Prices. (I Don't Shop Online) "MY" MAIN Purpose for Using the App, is Finding DEALS NEAR ME. Developers: PLEASE FIX? – So I Can Continue to Utilize The App...

  • Incorrect Prices

    by traceyswim123

    I’ve tried several items now and have yet to successfully find a correct price

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ShopSavvy - Barcode Scanner and Price Comparison

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