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Swipe Away Holiday Stress With These 5 Free Shopping Apps

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Who wants to deal with maddening mall parking lots? With these five apps, you can do all of your holiday shopping while watching "A Christmas Story" on your couch.

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Santa's Bag — Can't keep track of what everyone wants for the holidays? This digital shopping list can be organized by gift or recipient and tells whether or not you have blown your budget. (iOS, Free)

Fancy — Imagine Pinterest, but equipped with the ability to buy cool stuff instead of just share it. Dangerous for your wallet? Yes. It's still a lot of fun. (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Free)

Raise — Forget coupons. This app lets you instantly buy discounted gift cards on your phone, present the gift cards at the register and walk away with cheap stuff from retailers like Target, Walmart and Home Depot. (iOS, Free)

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Spring — Follow your favorite brands like Levi's, Alice & Olivia and Opening Ceremony, and swipe-to-pay on products you love. Simple, clean and so very, very tempting. (iOS, Free)

Amazon — Yes, everybody knows about Amazon. Some people, however, don't realize how convenient its app is. It features voice search, barcode scanning, price comparisons and one-click shopping. (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Free)

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