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If you're a Black Friday shopper, I'm sure you've already been planning for the shopping equivalent of a war invasion.
Newspaper ads? Check.
Budget prep? Check.
Power Bars? Check.
In case you miss my daily "Gotta Have that App" spot at 6:25 a.m., I have conveniently rounded up some apps that may help you save money while in the melee that is Black Friday.
Download them now, and take them for a spin BEFORE you get to the store. (It's embarassing for your phone to have performance anxiety on the biggest shopping day of the year.)
Here are a few I have personally used and recommend:
Red Laser: I love this app. Take it into a store, open the app, and scan the barcode of an item. The app tells you what the price of that item is at nearby stores and online. So if the Target down the street has it cheaper than the store you're standing in, (or if Amazon beats them both) you'll know. Get it for iPhone, Android and Windows devices.
Black Friday Survival Guide: See Black Friday news stories ("Late-breaking Shopping News!"), and browse the ads of major retailers. It also lets you create a shopping list. Available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.
RetailMeNot: This is a website AND an app. I have used it to find deals on everything from pizza to MLB tickets. It's got coupon codes for all kinds of things, so don't overlook it before you buy. (www.retailmenot.com)
There are more apps, too. Get the list here and here.
Let's also not forget that Monday is the all-important "Cyber Monday". There are apps for that, too (even though most of the ones I've mentioned here are good all year long).
Check them out here.
One more word of advice: If you're loyal to a particular store, or planning to do a lot of shopping there, go to the store's website and sign up for its email list. Some also send texts with deals and coupons. (You may want to create a separate email address for this kind of thing. These store emails can sometimes get out of hand and your inbox can become a nightmare.) That said, they are good for offers of free shipping and coupons, etc.
Got a favorite app or website for saving money? Email me your suggestion at Tonya@600WREC.com