Price Patrol Local Shopping Deals iOS How-To Guide

Get excited because Price Patrol for iOS is up, running, and ready to bring you some outrageous savings!

As you may already know, Price Patrol is here to save you money on everything you buy, whether it’s a luxury or everyday item, no matter where you are in the country.

It is very simple to use. Search for the items you want to and Price Patrol does the work for you! We use your location and search the live inventories of 20 million products from 300 major retailers and 250 thousand locations nationwide for the products you want to buy.

Whether you are sitting at home or on the go, Price Patrol will help you find you what you need.

See a product you like on TV? Grab your computer or phone, search for that item, and save it to your radar. You can easily browse for things you want using our website. Then continue to sit back, and relax while we monitor all of the store’s live inventories near you to find that exact item. Once we have found a match, we will send you a notification.

When you are on the go, use it on your mobile device as a price comparison tool to find the best deal on everyday items you need. If you are traveling or in an unfamiliar area, and need something quick, type in what you need and we will show you the closest store that has what you are looking for.

Let’s get started using iOS!

Creating an Account

If you have already created an account via the Price Patrol website, you’re in luck! All you need to do is type in your email and password, tap “LOG IN”, and you are ready to go.Login

If you need to create an account, tap “CREATE ONE!” at the bottom of your device. This will bring you to a screen where you will type in a username, email address, and password. Once you are done, tap “CREATE AN ACCOUNT”.

Create an Account


Tap the 3 line icon in the upper left hand corner of your screen to bring you to your settings. Here you will see both your radar and account settings.

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Account settings allow you to change/edit your username, email, and password.


Radar settings allow you to turn on and off notifications and set the time you will receive notifications. You can leave at the default of “All Day”, or tap the toggle button to set the start and stop time you will receive notifications.

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Browsing and Saving To Your Radar

Now for the fun part!

Begin browsing for items through the popular search tab, or by typing what you want in the search bar.

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You will be shown a list of the item that you searched for, in this case PlayStation 4, with a radar showing how much it costs and how many miles away it is.



If you see exactly what you want, tap that listing.

You will be brought to a screen that shows you:

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  • a product image
  • price
  • product description
  • local store(s) it is currently available at
  • store address
  • option to get directions to the store
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If you are happy with the price and location, then you have all the information you need to go buy the item. It’s as simple as that!

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If you want to wait for a lower price or closer location, save the item to you
You will be shown a screen where you can adjust:r radar by taping the orange “SAVE TO RADAR” button.

  • Item
  • Category
  • Search Radius
  • Price Point
  • Minimum Price

Make your adjustments and hit “Save” at the top of the screen.

It is now saved to your radar!

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There is another way to save an item to your radar. If you remember, the first occasion was when your search showed the exact item you wanted in the search results listings. What if you are looking for…let’s say…a pair of Woman’s Nike’s, but are in no rush to buy anything and just want to browse?

Type in Women’s Nike’s in the search bar then tap the “Save” icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen, and you will be shown the same screen as above (with the PlayStation), where you can adjust your listing. You can also use  the drop down options in the teal bar above the listings.

Tap “Save”, and it is now on your radar.


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Alerts and Push Notifications

When an item saved to your radar is within your price point and search radius, you will be sent a push notification letting you know it is available. These will be the only notifications you receive from Price Patrol and will be within the time range determined in your settings.

Tap the alert and you will be sent to your radar list. You will see an orange circle saying, “NEW RESULTS” on the listing that is a match.

Tap the listing and you will be shown a product screen giving all of the information you need go touch, try on, and demo the item in store making sure it’s the perfect fit before you buy!

Sharing Options

If you see a product someone you know will like, or if you just want to brag to you friends about how much money you saved using Price Patrol, you can share the listing. Tap “Share This Item” and you will have the option of sharing via Facebook or Twitter.

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 You can adjust and personalize the message/tweet and choose a location and audience.

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We appreciate your feedback on how to make this product even better. Please drop us a line at or tweet us at @pricepatrolapp. Also, stay updated by liking our Facebook and Google+ pages

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Price Patrol Reviewed In AndroidTapp and AppsZoom

Take a look at these positive reviews on the updated Android version of Price Patrol in AndroidTapp and AppsZoom. Price Patrol is the perfect Christmas shopping app, doing the dirty work of local deal hunting for you. Set your radar with your holiday shopping wish list, then sit back and relax while Price Patrol finds the items you want at the price you want nearest to you.

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Price Patrol Local Shopping Deals How-To Android and Web App Guide

Price Patrol monitors nearby stores for items you want at the price you want.  With this how-to guide and video, we break down Price Patrol, step-by-step, giving you a better understanding of how easy it is to save money on the items on your shopping wish list. Let’s get started!

First things first, creating an account. All you need to do is open the app and fill out your

  • Name
  • Email
  • Password
  • Password Confirmation

Don’t worry, if you do not have an Android device you can still use Price Patrol on the Web (Hang tight iPhone users– the iOS version will be coming before this Holiday Season)

Let the shopping and savings begin!
Pick the exact item you want by browsing for items in the recent popular search list or search for specific products you want by typing the exact or general item in the search bar at the top of the screen. A list of varying brands, colors, prices, etc will appear. Next you will need to select an item from the list.  This will bring you to the “Product Page”, where you can view product information and a larger image.  Now all you need to do is let Price Patrol find your deal, it’s simple:

  • Tap the orange “SAVE TO RADAR” button. This will save it to your wish list.Lo9pVCpwvDwdPCvoE5Cw8HLSLCvxe8PiNk2OyAuLUDE Save to radar button
  • A screen will appear that says, “Save search to radar”
  • Set the maximum price you are willing to pay
  • Set the distance you are willing to travel by dragging the slide bar until you reach your desired mile radius
  • Once you have selected your ideal price and distance tap “Save”
  • Your item is set to your radar shopping wish list!

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Now it is our turn to do the work for you! Price Patrol constantly searches retailers for local deals, discounts, coupons, and annual sales within your set location to find the item you are looking for within your set price range.

We will notify you via a push notification that will appear at the top of your screen as a submarine logo, letting you know your item is available. All you need to do is:

  • Tap orange star in the upper right hand corner of the app to take you to your list of “Radar’d” items.
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  • orange button with circleYou will see an orange circle that says “New Results” next to the item or category we  found at your set price and distance.
  • Tap the circle
  • You will be brought to a screen with the product description, price, and directions to the store
  • Tap “Get Directions”
  • Go touch, try on, and demo your item in the store making sure it is the perfect fit before you buy!

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Brag to you friends about all of the amazing deals you received on the items you have always wanted using Price Patrol!

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Price Patrol Places 2nd in TechCrunch Pitch Off

Hey Patrolers! Have you heard? Price Patrol placed SECOND in the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch Off in San Diego!


What is a pitch off? It’s a competition where startup companies have the chance to give a 60 second pitch to a panel of TechCrunch writers and venture capitalists explaining who they are, the problem they are solving, and why they are so amazing! The best pitch wins!

So why is this so cool? Price Patrol beat out hundreds of startup applicants for one of the 20 select spots at the pitch off! Not only does this give us positive validation for our app, but as second place prize we received two tickets to the highly anticipated TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco!

The Superbowl of startup events, Disrupt SF, is a five day experience (September 7-11) filled with guest speakers, sponsorships, venture capitalists, Hackathon, and even more startup presentations! Price Patrol was chosen to showcase at Startup Alley– a two day event jam-packed with early stage companies showing off their talent and technology to the thousands of attendees. Each day an ‘Audience Choice Winner’ will be chosen to present onstage in Startup Battlefield for the chance to win the $50,000 grand prize and the ever-so-holy Disrupt Cup! We already have the perfect place to display the cup, so wish us luck and stay tuned for updates on how it went!

We are honored to be recognized on a national scale by the leading tech blog in the industry, but most important to us is the value that you derive from our web and Android apps (don’t worry iPhone users, our iOS app will launch just in time for the holiday shopping season). We promise to constantly monitor a growing inventory of over 20 million items at over 120,000 of your favorite retailers to find what you want for the price you want!

Stay current with all of our updates via Facebook and Twitter. Leave us comments and let us know on social media how much money you saved by adding items to your radar using #onmyradar and #pricepatrol.