Published: Nov 04, 2010 11:34 AM EDT
Updated: Nov 04, 2010 8:34 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - If you have a smart phone, then you'll have an extra advantage this holiday shopping season.

We've got 5 practical holiday shopping apps that you can download to your phone. suggests Shop Savvy, Target, Yowza, Walgreens and Red Laser.

The Shop Savvy app is free.

It allows you to use your phone's camera and take a picture of a product's barcode.

The app will then give you the best price for that item in a store near you.

If you already love Target, then you'll love the Target app.

It comes with a gift guide categorized by age, personality, sex or occasion.

And it tells you about Target's latest sales. Plus, it's free!

The next free app, is called Yowza.

It was founded by actor Greg Grunberg.

It searches for coupons depending on your geographic location. The application will inform you which store offers coupon discounts.

Another great ap to add to your arsenal this holiday season is the free Walgreens app.

You're bound to run to the pharmacy sometime this season for those last minute needs but this app can save you money for those spur of the moment purchases.

And finally the Red Laser app, actually transforms your phone into a barcode reader to scan UPC codes.

It's a $1.99 but that's cheap compared to the savings you'll get.