Black Friday Phone Apps
Experts are predicting a crush of retail shoppers and longer lines this year due to the shortest holiday shopping season since 2002. Now, technology is helping shoppers “get an edge” by offering free apps to help you with Black Friday shopping.
According to Deloitte’s 2013 Annual Holiday Survey, a record 68% of Black Friday bargain hunters will use an smartphone or tablet app while on the move.
Here’s a rundown of a few FREE favorites:
Black Friday Deal Shopper 2013 More than just a planner, this app makes shopping for Black Friday deals easy–anywhere. The ultimate one-stop resource to SEARCH, COMPARE, SHOP, SAVE and SHARE all the Black Friday 2013 ads and deals throughout the holidays. We call it Black Friday on steroids! (Apple version download)
Shop Savvy — Using their smartphone camera, shoppers can use this app to scan prices and search for the best in-store and online deals. The app lets you wander around your local store, scanning product barcodes using your iPhone’s camera and returning the prices of the same item from online retailers, where it’s generally cheaper. The app also doubles as a QR code reader for making sense of those weird squarish blocks you see on posters and in magazine ads. (Apple version download)
The Christmas Gift List — Track Christmas gift ideas as you receive them by quickly entering them in the app. Set a gift budget for each person and mark the gift as purchased as you do your shopping. Featuring password protection. (Apple version download)
Black Friday App — named “Best Black Friday Web Site” by both PC World and PC Magazine, Black Friday App lets you browse “leaked” and “confirmed” ads from dozens of major retailers. With Black Friday App, you can do both and more, including store alerts, and create your own customized shopping list. (Apple version download)
Black Friday 2013 Ads — Blackfriday.fm wants you to be ready when the big day rolls around this year on November 29th, so we’re bringing Black Friday Ads, the biggest sales, and the best deals right to your phone with the blackfriday.fm app. (Apple version download)
Black Friday App by Slickdeals Get the most up-to-date deals and ad scans for all your favorite stores in real time with the new Slickdeals Black Friday App. These deals are contributed by our community and our team of deal editors, who vote, rank, sort, and verify the deals so you can find the best savings. Harness the power of the community to save you time and money. (Apple version download)
And a few other useful apps for the big day:
Sit-Or-Squat – Powered by Charmin, this app will help frenzied and desperate shoppers in need find the nearest public restroom. Because when you gotta go…
Find my Car – This app uses GPS to remember parking spot locations and, with a push of a button, guide shoppers back to their cars. Because when you score a toaster for $4.99, it’s easy to forget the little things like where you parked your car. (Apple version download)