Monday, November 23, 2015

The 9 Best Apps for Black Friday Shopping

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Phones and tablets are good for so much more than Snapchatting and Instagramming... while that's all fun, it's also super beneficial (especially during this time of year) to download apps that help make shopping trips easier! Prime example: Black Friday!! Like I mentioned yesterday, there's a ton of things you can do to prepare for Black Friday and downloading some shopping apps is HUGE.

Whether you need to organize your shopping lists or find great deals, there are a ton of apps that you can get to make shopping even easier. I do the majority of my holiday shopping organizing through these apps and it's made such a difference! This year I've also noticed a ton of apps that help you to compare prices which is great for things like TV's and electronics. So sit back, relax and get ready to enjoy your shopping trip(s) this Black Friday. With these apps, even if you're running on an hour of sleep and a Venti Peppermint Mocha Latte, Black Friday shopping will feel like a breeze.

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The 9 Best Apps for Black Friday Shopping:

Black Friday: this is a great app for finding sales and viewing flyers for different stores. There's also a news section that pulls stories from the web about each stores unique Black Friday hours, sales and the best deals they're having this year. You can also search by store category and if you sign in, you can create your own wishlists which is really fun. This is the first year I've used this app and I really love it!

WishMindr: another app I'm using for the first time and am loving! You can create a ton of wishlists and even mark an item "purchased" when you buy something on the list. It's had some bugs, but overall I like it. You can add gifts from any site which is pretty awesome too.

Black Friday Shopping: more store deals and weekly ads all in one place. I've used this app for a few years now and you can search ads by location (zip code or state) to see the ads for the stores you'll actually be visiting. This is one of my personal favorites and why I go back to it yearly. You can also make wishlists with this app, but I haven't used this feature.

TGI Black Friday 2015: I may secretly love this app so much because of the name of it! The main categorization on this app is by deals instead of ads. For example, they list a ton of electronics that they've found at the best prices. The top of the app also has a Black Friday count down which is the best part! You can search by store and category and even add items to the "My List" section and unlike a wishlist, this is more saving the deal so that when you're in the store, you can easily access it if need be.

ShopSavvy: this is another app I've been using for a few years. Along with searching for sales and products, you can scan the barcodes of items with this app. If you scan an item, the app then brings up every place that said item is sold and the deals - basically price comparing. This is super helpful and even helped me find a TV I was buying last year for about $50 less. There's a lot of barcode scanning apps and ShopSavvy is my favorite - it's also great for every other time of year!

Shopular: possibly my all time favorite shopping app! I use this not only for Black Friday but year round too. I love the layout of this app; it semi resembles the Pinterest layout. You can choose stores as your "favorites" and these are the store deals you'll see first. When clicking into a deal you're interested in, the app shows you any exclusions and the coupon code(s) if one is needed. There's a new feature that shows previews of all the products that are on sale too which is super helpful in seeing if its something you'd be interested in. The app has a separate Black Friday section where it shows all the deals from your "Favorites" list that will go on on Friday. Nearly every store I could think of is included - from Best Buy to Old Navy to Michael's, they're all included. I highly recommend this app!

ShopKick: Shopkick is one of the best earn-to-shop apps I've come across. The point is to accumulate "kicks" and upon earning enough, you receive an award that you choose from the list. It's a pretty decent list too - you can get things from Starbucks and Target gift cards all the way to an iPad. Of course, the bigger the reward the more kicks you need. You can receive "kicks" by walking into stores, scanning items and for purchases. This is great to use all year and I highly recommend it because from using it yearly, I've accumulated some awesome rewards that I can now use on Black Friday. Using the app for all the purchases you make on Black Friday will also help to earn rewards for more holiday shopping later on. Highly recommend using this app!

Flipp: this is another weekly ad/Black Friday ad app but one of the better ones I've used for sure. You can use your location and make yourself a shopping list and create "clippings" in the app which allow you to save coupons. It's very helpful having your coupons at hand so you no longer have to dig through your bag looking for flyers (I'm a prime example of this, sadly).

RetailMeNot: this is a pretty popular app and another one that is great for all year round too. You can choose your favorite stores (similar to Shopular) and redeem coupons right from the app. This app often finds the most amount of deals at any given time which is probably why its been so popular.


Download these apps and you are all set for Black Friday! The key to Black Friday is being organized and having apps to help you get there is the best way to go.
Are you excited for Black Friday? What's your favorite app to use?

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35 comments :

  1. I had no idea there were so many apps to help with finding deals! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. I love retail me not, definitely need to check out the others!

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  3. Whaaaat?! So many apps I didn't even know existed!! Totally downloading these.

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  4. Wow! Had no idea these existed. Thank you!

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  5. Wow! Had no idea these existed. Thank you!

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  6. I do love a good deal! I also love that you can Black Friday shop from your pajamas. The stores are so stressful on that day!

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  7. Wow I didn't realize there were so many! These all seem super helpful!

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  8. I currently use a few of these apps now but the rest I have not heard of! Thank You for sharing! It will def make Black Friday shopping a whole lot easier with these apps.

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  9. I have a few of these, but not all of them! Definitely downloading the rest so I'm prepared!

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  10. Great list! I had no idea a lot of these existed. Downloading the Shopkick right now.

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  11. This is so awesome!! I haven't heard of any of these. And I had no idea there were apps out there specifically made for Black Friday shopping. Great recommendations!

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  12. Wow, I had no idea that there are apps out there for Black Friday! Thank you so much, this will definitely help me to do Black Friday effectively this year.

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  13. Shopkick is great! I discovered it through Pinterest last year. So easy to use, and it really is worth it.

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  14. The only ones I've ever heard of are Shopkick and RetailMeNot.
    I will have to check these out.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  15. I need to check out WishMindr. I have tons of shopping lists and none ever with me when I'm shopping.

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  16. My Christmas shopping is done and I definitely wont be anywhere near a store on Black Friday because I don't do well in crowds, but this is going to help TONS of people :)

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  17. Oh I hadn't heard of many of these before! Thanks this is perfect timing, I'm planning my shopping today!

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  18. What a great list! I don't do Black Friday shopping, though, but I will share this with my sister. She'll love these apps.

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  19. These apps will really help in the planning for Black Friday shopping. I have Retail Me Not, and I love it. I will also have to check out the others. Who knows what other deals I can get!

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  20. Great list! I will have to share with my brother who is going to brave the black Friday crowds to try and get a good deal on an iPad!

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  21. I never knew there were apps for Black Friday, but it shouldn't surprise me! I LOVE Retail Me not! That place has saved me BIG TIME on stuff.

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  22. I really need to use ShopKick. I feel like just shopping at Target with that app would result in some goodies earned. I also love Ebates.

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  23. I was clueless that there were so many apps for Black Friday!! I am all about it as long as I don't have to fight the crowds ;)

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  24. Totally jealous of your Black Friday sales. Some great apps there.

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  25. That's really cool. I've never participated in a Black Friday sale or event, but it would be nice to experience it once. I love that now people can rely on apps for the latest on the sales!

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  26. I use RetailMeNot too! Ebates has been my go-to app so far for my pre-Black Friday shopping as it has saved me a good chunk of change so far.

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  27. This is a great list of app for Black Friday. I bet my sister would love this apps too.

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  28. Wow! I never even had a clue that there were APPS that would help you Black Friday shop! Too cool!

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  29. Eye opener for sure. These apps are perfect. Most are new to me. I will be getting them as soon as I make room on my phone, to many blog photos. Lol
    Happy Thanksgiving

    Brooke

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  30. What a cool apps, this is great resources, I'd like to try those app.

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  31. I had no idea that there even were apps for Black Friday. I'm totally going to be looking through them in preparation for holiday shopping now.

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  32. I didn't know that there was so many apps for that, Thank you for sowing me that.

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  33. I have only heard of RetailMeNot. Thanks for introducing me to the others, I love saving.

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  34. I've never used any of these apps before, thank you SO much for sharing - I'll definitely be downloading a couple for next year ;)

    xo - Michelle
    www.borncreativeblog.com

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