Find the best Black Friday deals with these iPhone apps

Nov 20, 2010
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Make your list and check it twice because Black Friday is right around the corner. This year’s after-Thanksgiving shopping spree will go much more smoothly, and, hopefully, you will avoid any stampedes (you know, for tickle-me Elmo dolls and the like) if you plan ahead with your iPhone. Check out these app tools for planning […]

Make your list and check it twice because Black Friday is right around the corner. This year’s after-Thanksgiving shopping spree will go much more smoothly, and, hopefully, you will avoid any stampedes (you know, for tickle-me Elmo dolls and the like) if you plan ahead with your iPhone. Check out these app tools for planning your Black Friday shopping strategy.

Cool tools for finding Black Friday deals

A stellar tool for price-comparing on the go, the free TheFind app allows users to scan or enter UCP codes to find the best price online or at stores nearby – even pulling up a map to navigate you straight to your deal. This app is perfect for identifying whether or not a Black Friday deal is really a deal at all. You can also sync the app with your Facebook account to automatically save your favorite shopping destinations in the app.

I have won everything from free sporting tickets to yoga pants on Twitter. Now, there is an app to track all the great shopping deals, free stuff and sweepstakes on Twitter without even setting up a Twitter account. Download the Tweets-shop app (99 cents) to access Twitter-only deals from retailers, including Black Friday ads and coupon codes.

It is one of the first location-based shopping apps I’ve seen, and I must say, the free Shopkick app is perfect for inspiring impulse shopping. The premise of the app is to give you kickbacks (reward offers) for checking into stores and scanning specific products. Deals include gift cards and buy-one-get-one-free deals. Take this clever app along on your Black Friday shopping trip for extra bonus kicks.

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Apps with Black Friday advertisements

The free Black Friday by BradsDeals brings the latest Black Friday 2010 ads straight to your iPhone. This shopping app is that simple. It is full of the best after-Thanksgiving sales, and has a quick list of the top deals.

Craving more details? For a more interactive Black Friday app experience, check out the free TGI Black Friday app. As soon as you open the app, the top toolbar reminds you how many days are left until shopping day. TGI Black Friday breaks down the most popular and most recent selections by stores and categories. You have the ability to create a shopping list of items, and email them to friends – great for dividing and conquering to ensure you canvas all the deals. You can download ad scans of the holiday circulars, and it even provides some online sale information, pending the store. I love that it also tells you when some of the stores open – see you at 4 a.m. at Macy’s!

And don’t forget fabulous apps like Groupon, Gilt on the Go, Rue La La, HSN and QVC for shopping on-the-go on the biggest shopping day of the year!

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