There are two things that people do on Black Friday: get all your Christmas shopping done or hide in your home to avoid the crowds. But for those who take advantage of the deals that kick off the holiday season, here are a few mobile apps that will help you identify where the deals are and even avoid the long lines at check-out.
Old Navy’s Snap Appy
Old Navy took their app to the next level and placed Old Navy logos around the store that are scannable. Once you scan them, you can unlock discounts and other surprises. But even before you set food in the store, you can peruse through some of their most popular styles and upload some of your own once you get in the store. And if a store runs out of a particular style or size, which can often happen on Black Friday, you can order it online right from your phone.
Fatwallet.com’s Black Friday
On Black Friday, shoppers are overloaded with thousands of choices from hundreds of stores. But the problem is, how do you decide who has the best deal? Where do you get your new TV or toys for your kids? This app sorts your choices by store or categories and even allows you to add filters to make your search easier such as brand, price, free shipping eligibity, and whether or not it is a door buster. Before braving the hectic malls, this app prepares you to use your time wisely.
Whenever you are about to make a purchase, you cannot help but think, “Can I get this cheaper? And with free shipping on Amazon?” Even though there is an Amazon app, the Amazon Deals apps works especially well for Black Friday to track deals that are running out. Many stores will only have certain details in the early hours of the morning. Instead of running to your nearest Best Buy to get the latest electronic and an even lower rate, Amazon Deals helps you pinpoint the discounts and purchase online.
ToysRUs is notorious for its’ success, crowded lines, and sales on Black Friday. This store will even open on Thanksgiving before the start of Black Friday just to handle the influx of people looking to purchase toys. The app is vital for anyone who has to buy for a child. The app lets you search by keyword or item, check out daily and weekly ads, and highlights the top sellers and new arrivals. And the best part? You can buy right from the app and avoid the store completely.
Though similar to Fatwallet.com’s app, this app will help you keep track of the deals you want to capitalize on. Once again, you can search by store or categories, but the app shows you how many deals are available at each place and allows you to add items to a list. Come Black Friday, you can knock out all your purchases much quicker and be aware of all the available details.
What are your plans for Black Friday?