Best Mobile Apps For A Better Black Friday

As the countdown to Black Friday begins, many consumers are eagerly preparing for the most anticipated shopping day of the year. With holiday spending estimated to reach a whopping $655.8 billion this year, shoppers will need a little extra help to score the best deals during a notoriously spendy weekend.

Mobile is a big deal for retail, and it’s no wonder why: according to recent stats, 75% off all internet use will come from mobile by 2017. One third of mobile shoppers plan to shop on Black Friday, but all consumers can benefit from using their device as a tool for saving money. With some assistance from the following apps, you don’t have to camp out on the sidewalk or compete in a wrestling match to get a big-screen HDTV. Use these seven apps to make your Black Friday shopping experience run smoothly and have money leftover for the rest of the season!

Since Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year, traffic will be inevitable. With Waze, you’re able to dodge traffic jams full of anxious shoppers. The app also sends alerts before you approach accidents, and will navigate you to the cheapest gas station nearby. Additionally, the app is community based, so fellow drivers are constantly updating road conditions saving you time and money.

Although many retailers offer apps to find the best deals, Amazon is one you should take advantage of this holiday season. The mega retailer has been favored as one of the top places to find the best Black Friday deals for several years now. Not only will the app feature exclusive deals, but it’s also the best way to navigate upcoming sales. And the best part? You can do it all from home in your pajamas accompanied by a cup of hot cocoa.

Coupon Sherpa is a popular mobile coupon app that provides digital coupons for thousands of stores for both Android and iPhone users. The app allows you to save your favorite stores for easy access later, as well as providing coupons from local businesses near you. In addition to in-store deals, you can shop online through the app with thousands of coupon codes available for discounts, free shipping and more.

Black Friday App
The Black Friday app helps you keep track of all the ad leaks, circulars and top deals on your phone. The app allows you to create a wishlist of your top deals from different stores for a quick reference while you’re shopping. This app will also help you find the the best deals as soon as they are posted so you don’t miss out on last-minute offers or unadvertised deals.

To guarantee you’re getting the best deal on Black Friday, download the ShopSavvy app. The app allows you to scan the barcode of your desired items to instantly get a list of prices online and in store from other retailers to compare prices. Additionally, ShopSavvy sends you an alert when prices drop on your favorite products.

iFind My Car
Chances are the parking lot will be a zoo on Black Friday, and finding your car may seem nearly impossible on the busiest shopping day of the year. Avoid the trouble of searching for your car while being weighed down by shopping bags with the iFind My Car app. The app pins the location of your car and features a “Walk Me” button, leading you to your parking spot and vibrating as you get closer to your vehicle.

Black Friday can easily put a dent on your finances if you aren’t tracking your spending wisely.
Don’t get too carried away with Black Friday deals and track your spending habits with the personal finance app, Mint. The app allows you to manage your money and creates a budget for you based on your spending history. If you start to overspend, the handy app will alert you to stay on track.

Andrea Woroch

Andrea Woroch is a nationally-recognized consumer and money-saving expert who regularly contributes to leading national and regional news stories. She has appeared on NBC's Today Show, Dr. OZ, Good Morning America, FOX & Friends, MSNBC, CNN, ABC News with Diane Sawyer, and been quoted in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Kiplinger Personal Finance, Better Homes & Garden and many others. Andrea also enjoys writing articles for various personal finance and lifestyle websites and blogs. Andrea is passionate about sharing ideas and tips to help you live on less without having to sacrifice. She says making a few small tweaks to daily and monthly spending is all you need to do to achieve your dreams within your means. Follow Andrea on Facebook and Twitter for daily savings tips and check back for new videos, magazine stories and blog posts all about saving money!

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