Black Friday is coming soon, which means it’s time to be on the lookout for the biggest deals of the year. Keeping track of all the deals going on can be a real chore though, especially when racing from store to store. Luckily there are a number of Android apps that can help find and track the best deals while you’re on the run. Here are some of the best.
Black Friday Apps
These Android apps are specifically designed for Black Friday sales. They can be used to view ad scans, and to search for deals by item type or store. Some of the best-rated apps include:
TGI Black Friday: Dealcatcher.com developed this app specifically for tracking Black Friday sales. It also lists the most recent and most popular deals, and allows you to search for deals by store or category. Ad scans can’t be viewed from within the app, however. Instead, the app links out via browser to the TGI Black Friday website.
Black Friday Ads, Deals: This is the Black Friday version of the BuyVia app. This app allows you to search the most recent deals or to view deals by category. It also allows you to scan a product barcode to find the best deal available. The app will point you to the best local deals as well as online deals, which is a handy feature when you’re out and about. Note that this app has ads.
Black Friday: This is the companion app for BlackFriday.com. It does a great job of displaying all the Black Friday circulars from within the app. But it can be a little difficult to scroll through all the ads to find the one you’re looking for. You can also search for deals by store or product, though it’s a bit difficult to find deals by item type. This is another ad-supported app.
Black Friday.fm: Another great app for looking through ad scans. You can easily search for deals and ad scans by store. It’s also possible to browse for deals by item type. The app displays the latest savings news, and allows you to sign up for email alerts. You can even build a deals wish list.
Black Friday by Slickdeals: This app is put out by the Slickdeals.com website. The app works really well for finding ad scans. You can also search for deals by category or store, and participate in discussions on the in-app message board. You can even to build a shopping list of your favorite deals. You’ll need a Slickdeals account to use some of the features of this app though.
Shopular: This top-rated savings app displays all sorts of deals and coupons, and can also link to your Ebates account for cash back. The app has a separate section with scans of all the Black Friday circulars. It’s sometimes difficult to find the ads you want due to the way the ads are organized. Overall it’s not as good of app for finding Black Friday deals as the more specialized ones. It would work well as a backup app for store coupons or cash back.
Black Friday-Best Deals: This is the companion app to the dealnews.com website. The app is a good source for the latest Black Friday news, deals, and store circulars. You can also save your favorite deals. You’ll need a myDealNews account to use most of the features though.
All the features and information in these apps can be overwhelming. The best approach is to look them over, and then just select your favorite one or two to use.
General Savings Apps
There are a few other coupon and discount tracking apps that could be of great use during Black Friday.
- Techbargains: This is the companion app for the Techbargains.com website, so it focuses on tech sales. It sometimes shows other types of deals as well. The app displays a running list of sales that is constantly updated as new deals come out. You can also search for deals by category or store.
- RetailMeNot: As the companion app for the RetailMeNot.com website, this is the go-to place to find store coupons and sales.
- Amazon Underground: You know that Amazon will have some of the best Black Friday sales around. This app will allow you to keep track of all the lightning deals going on during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Many of these deals will only be available through the app. The app will also allow you to view and mark upcoming lightening deals of interest, and can issue notifications when marked lightening deals go live. Additionally, you can use the barcode scanner to check Amazon’s price on an item. This is a must-have app for Black Friday.
So now you have the right mobile tools to win Black Friday. So start downloading and get ready to save! Let me know which of these apps worked best for you. Good hunting!