November 21, 2011
If you haven’t started planning out your wish list for Black Friday, don’t fret–you still have 3 full days to prepare, along with the other 225 million people expected to be out shopping this Friday (according to Black Friday 2011 and BIGResearch, NRF, Shoppertrak).
The best way for mobile phone users to ensure lists, locations, back-up locations, and schedules are set for the big day? Download an app! Sure, you can do the research planning on your computer at home, but for the day of, when you’re out in the battlefield of Holiday shoppers and incredible deals, you don’t want a moment of panic to overtake your chance at a $300 46″ 1080p 60hz LCD HDTV, for example.
We’ve gathered the top 5 apps you can rely on for your Black Friday shopping, below–the rest is up to you. Good luck out there!
TGI Black Friday – Free
Currently the top Black Friday app, this app will make your Black Friday shopping a breeze. WIth an easy navigation, you’re able to clearly view early ads for top department stores before they hit your local paper, create shopping lists, e-mail or share deals with friends, and most importantly, compare prices. Download for FREE from the App Store and Android Market!
Black Friday by BradsDeals – Free
If you’re into visuals, this app allows you to look at Black Friday deals in a more eco-friendly way–on your phone instead of on paper! You get the same colorful, loud ads in newspapers on your phone, and can add any deals from major stores to your Black Friday shopping planner. This app will also give you store times & locations, along with which items you have saved to buy from each store. Grab this app for FREE in the App Store.
Black Friday App – Free
Similar features to most of the Black Friday apps, the Black Friday App also allows you to go directly to retailers’ web sites to buy online, if available, saving you time driving from store to store. This app does a great job covering all bases a Black Friday app should, such as specials, inventory, store hours, categorized deals (rumor, confirmed, in-store only, etc.) and the print ads. For an essential, all-around app, get Black Friday App for FREE in the App Store and Android Market!
BFAds.net Black Friday – Free
If you already use the BFAds.net site to browse for Black Friday deals, then downloading the app would be your best choice. Register for an account to sync your shopping list to the website, and receive updates whenever new Black Friday ads are released. A great feature of this app is the “offline mode” which allows you to continue to access your shopping list even without data connection–and assuming there will be 225 million out and about, who knows how often you’ll be able to use data! Grab this app for FREE from the App Store.
shopkick – Free
An overall awesome shopping app, shopkick is designed to not only give you great deals, but give you rewards points (aka “kicks”) while shopping. For example, you can earn kicks just for being in certain participating stores, such as Target and Best Buy, or scanning certain items. Updated for the Holidays, you can earn thousands more extra kicks on purchases, and redeem your kicks for gift cards, vouchers or even donate to charitable organizations. Be sure to download this app in addition to your Black Friday app of choice, from the App Store and Android Market today!