Here are four sites and apps that can help shoppers:
Dealize.com helps users stay on top of deals by sending a daily e-mail of all the days offers from Groupon, Living Social and others that can help save on local restaurants, goods and services.
IndependentWeStand.com can help find independently owned businesses by ZIP code. The database isnt complete, however.
Valpak Local Savings app features coupons for local retailers and services. Its available for Android and Apple.
Yelp.com is best known for restaurant reviews, but it also lists local shops so users can see what other people think of retailers, service pros, and others. Yelp app users can get check-in discounts as well. Available for Android, Apple, and Blackberry.
Source: ShopSmart magazine