Worried about losing track of the best deals and getting flustered as you shop during this Black Friday? Well, luckily for you, if you have a smartphone, there are some great phone apps to help you shop smarter and simpler this Black Friday. Organize your gift list, compare prices, and shop online with these free and low-cost apps for Apple and Droid devices:
1. Shop Savvy (Free on Apple and Droid)
Not sure if you’re getting the best price? Scan the barcode of the item with Shop Savvy and it’ll tell you what this item is currently going for at other stores, as well as provide reviews on many items. It’s especially good with items like DVD’s and Blu-ray movies, and can help you avoid spending too much if you’re shopping in a hurry. RedLaser ($1.99, Apple) is another similar app which uses a different database.
2. Coupon Sherpa (Free, Apple) and My Coupons (Free, Droid)
These coupon apps are just two of many that will give you access to extra coupons and exclusive deals. Just show the coupon on your phone’s screen or give the code to the cashier. There are lots of coupon apps, and many are free, so if you’ve got some time waiting in line, you might as well download a few and see what stores they have coupons for. The price is right!
3. Pocket Auctions (Free, Droid) and eBay Mobile (Free, Apple)
Stay up to date on your eBay auctions on the go. Don’t lose that perfect present just because you’re camping out in line outside the store. Also, right after Christmas is a great time to snag super deals on eBay!
4. Best Buy, Home Depot, Kmart2go (Free, Apple)
Many of our favorite Black Friday stores have their own apps, which allows you to place orders for in-store pickup or home delivery right from your phone. You can also catch lots of great deals that are only available online!
5. Black Friday Ads (Free, Apple) and Black Friday App (Droid)
Browse all the Black Friday ads in a neat and organized display. You can see all the ads for stores in your area – even stores you didn’t know were having sales! They’re updated on an ongoing basis, so you’ll be able to see any new sales as soon as they’re announced.
6. Santa’s Little Helper ($0.99, Apple)
I reviewed several gift-list apps and this was my favorite! It’s definitely worth the dollar. This app helps you organize your gift shopping to make sure everyone’s got a gift and you’re under budget. You can create a budget for each person and see your total spent a glance. You can also add gifts without specifying a recipient, which is awesome if you find a great deal on something and want to decide who’ll get the goods later. If you’re a “shop all year” Christmas shopper, this is definitely the app for you!
Get shopping with these apps and score the perfect present at a great price! Do you have any other favorite apps to add to the mix?
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