Halloween has come and gone, and although the weather hasn’t turned to wet winter days here in Northern California, there is no doubt the holiday season is upon us. In a few mere weeks the country’s retailers will know if they made money or lost money as Black Friday is just around the corner. Now I love the fact that retail teases us with great deals if for no other reason than to get us in the door to buy more stuff.

Very few shoppers will land the 42” LCD Television for $198 as preparation is usually lacking.  In order to get the best deals you can’t just willy nilly decide you want to take advantage of a bargain and the most important aspect to scoring those deals is to know about them well in advance. Well I have been using three app that will help you accomplish your Black Friday Shopping Goal and the best part is they are all FREE, I mean the whole point of Black Friday is to save money right?


TGI Black Friday

The Black Friday app I have been using most is “tgi Black Friday” and has the most user friendly interface.TGI Black Friday is currently the highest rated Black Friday app for the Apple iPhone. The free app allows you to search thousands of Black Friday deals for every major retail store. You can create a personal shopping list and use your iPhone to shop smarter and faster on Black Friday. The best feature for me it the ability to download Black Friday ad scans onto your phone amongst others listed below:

  • View Black Friday ads for all major retail stores, with frequent updates.
  • Search thousands of Black Friday deals across stores and categories.
  • Create a personal shopping list to check off items as you purchase them on Black Friday.
  • Compare prices for items to confirm you are getting the best deal on Black Friday.
  • Shop online for items that may be available before Black Friday.
  • Instant push notifications when new ads are leaked (Coming Soon!)


Black Friday Ads

Black Friday Ads” developed by Dealtaker, Inc. gives you a very pleasant visual of all the stores with their logos and seamlessly create shopping lists to ensure you grab everything on your list. Dealtraker outlines the entire feature set below:

  • Listing or Grid view of Black Friday Stores
  • Create and manage Black Friday Checklist
  • View actually Ads in PDF or Image format
  • Email Black Friday Ads to friends
  • Tweet Black Friday Store Ads
  • Connect and Share on FaceBook
  • View & Participate in the DealTaker Black Friday Forum
  • Bonus – View DealTaker’s most recent coupon and deal



Finally, “blackfriday.fm” brings you most of the features of the first two applications but also integrates late breaking news on sales and deals. What I really like about the news tab on this app is that the visual is more like an online news source so the learning curve is very short. Scanned ads along with in app notifications make this a great app to have on your Black friday Shopping adventure.

These apps are just three of the numerous free Black Friday applications that can help you get the most for your money this holiday season. Some people call shopping on Black Friday insane, while others feel it is tradition. Do you shop on Black Friday or do you avoid retail at all costs? If so what deals are you hoping to score this year?

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