When it comes to sales, Black Friday is the biggest event of the year. From bargains on electronics to the latest games, clothing and more, people line up for hours to get their hands on items first.
Thankfully, there are a few websites and apps that will help you plan your adventures and organize the chaos of Black Friday deal hunting.
Black Friday App
DealNews is a leading site for finding the latest flash sales and bargains. Each year, the DealNews Black Friday App is updated to include the ads for a wide range of stores and websites to help you plan and ensure that you don’t miss the best deals available.
Features include price comparison, store location maps, integration with retailer websites and shopping list creation.
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Recently launched for Android an iOS, the Black Friday Survival Guide offers a bounty of tools to assist your sale conquering plans. Real time updates and notifications for official and leaked sales ads will ensure that you are the first to know about upcoming deals and offers as well.
Other features include personalized shopping lists, ad browsing and an item database that you can search by categories or store.
With the sheer number of deals and people waiting to be the first in line, it is common to tackle Black Friday as a team. Fat Wallet makes it easy to create shopping lists, share them with others and track the progress of your shopping endeavors. Instead of prioritizing and hoping you get there in time, assign family and friends to different items and be sure not to miss a deal.
For online shoppers, Fat Wallet allows for fast two-click purchasing to avoid the hassle of individual accounts or shopping carts for each store. The app is available for iOS only. However, Fat Wallet has a mobile-friendly site for Android users as well.
When it comes to variety and savings on Black Friday, it is hard to beat the mall. While FastMall doesn’t offer much for additional coupons or savings, it can be a handy way to plan your route, locate a restroom or be sure that you don’t miss any stores.
With detailed maps of your mall, including department breakdowns of larger stores, you can get in, get out and lessen the hassle of your Black Friday experience.
BuyVia is like the Swiss Army Knife of shopping apps. From UPC scanning and mobile coupons to synchronized shopping lists and sale notifications, BuyVia allows you to organize your efforts both online or using your mobile device.
Additional features include price history tracking, deal recommendations and shopping history to help ensure your Black Friday haul doesn’t exceed your budget.
From mapping out your route to snagging exclusive deals and mobile coupons, these five apps are great choices for calming the madness that is Black Friday. Instead of fighting crowds, take out your phone, enlist a few friends, browse local ads and create a shopping list.
While everyone else is still fighting for the latest electronics, toys or holiday must-haves, you can be at home with your spoils sipping a cup of coffee.