Let Your Smartphone Bring You Deals This Holiday Season

As scary as it is to keep terms with how fast time is flying by, Thanksgiving is only a few days away. What follows Thanksgiving are two days that sets our inner shopper free – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We are here to give you five apps that will allow you to successfully navigate all of the deals available and maximize your time spent. Let’s get to the list.

TGI Black Friday – TGI Black Friday allows you to search over 10,000 Black Friday deals across stores and categories, get instant Push notifications on breaking deals, create and save lists of deals you want to remember to make a mad dash for, and view PDF versions of all the available Black Friday ad scans. This app is available in iTunes (iPhone) and the various Android Markets.

Shopsavvy (Android) / RedLaser (iPhone/iTouch) – These barcode scanners are extremely valuable during Black Friday. Stop at one store and find the exact item you are looking for. Scan the barcode and let the apps go to work for you. No more chasing from store to store seeing the price of the item and where it could be in stock. Save the barcode for any type of sharing (email/text/MMS) as well as scan QR codes. Both apps are free.

Milo (Android) – We have prevously reviewed this app for Android, but the perfect time to use Milo is on Black Friday. Once again, you only need to find the barcode of an item you are purchasing and scan it into Milo. Then, in real time you can see which stores have the item and how many more are in stock. Save time, money and gas with Milo.

Sccoop (iPhone/iPad/Blackberry) – An app and a web-based deal finder, this allows our Blackberry family to join in the saving fun. You can also use this site at home on your regular web browser or via the mobile website (Good for Android users) This is probably the best site to use on Cyber Monday while you are (pretending) to work. The app will cost you $1.99.

Ebay/Amazon – Although these two apps are not new to the scene, you should not ignore their ability to save you significant money during the Holiday season. Pay close attention to special one day bids/deals on Friday and Monday on both apps which will also usually come with free shipping. Click here (Apple) and here (Android) for the Ebay apps. Get Amazon for the iPhone or the Android by clicking on those respective links.

Good luck with your holiday shopping. Do you have other apps not mentioned that you plan on using for Black Friday/Cyber Monday? Share your thoughts, tips and tricks in the comments section.

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