Black Friday Apps
Black Friday is almost here so you need to arm yourself with mobile apps that will help you navigate the deals and outwit the crowds. Here’s some must use apps for holiday shopping 2012!
Shopular is deal and coupon finding app. Included are full Black Friday circulars from popular shopping destinations. The app can use location based tracking to automatically notify you of coupons upon entering a store, includes list saving for your favorites and search to quickly find a merchant of interest. The app configuration is similar to that of Pinterest’s mobile app which means it’s easy to navigate and has large images.
- Black Friday ads included.
- Notification for coupons and deals for each merchant.
- Lists for saving ‘want’ items.
Price Check by Amazon
Undoubtedly shoppers will examine a plethora of deals when out holiday shopping this year. Price Check is designed to make sure you’re actually getting the deal you think you are. Utilize Price Check to scan barcodes of items in store to compare the price with that of Amazon’s online price. Along with scanning, users can take a photo, type or speak the item details to retrieve price comparison information.
- Scan feature is quick and responsive.
- 4 different ways to input product details.
- Saves you money if the price check comes back cheaper on Amazon.
We’ve recommended Newegg before, but it’s worth noting again if electronics and computing items are on your holiday list. Newegg, like Price Check from Amazon, has a barcode scan function to compare in store prices with Newegg’s online store. That alone is worth adding the app to your shopping screen, but in addition are Newegg’s great Shell Shocker deals which rotate regularly to deliver outstanding deals on a variety of tech gadgets.
- Barcode scan comparison option.
- Daily deals are quickly accessed and browsed.
- Newegg is a leader in online tech sales.
Do you have a list? Have you checked it twice? Chances are you have a list in your head or on a piece of paper, maybe even in an app already. Wunderlist is a list maker app that is the ultimate shopping companion. Our Wunderlist review highlights many of its strong points and with the use of shared lists, the app makes it easy for parents to split up and conquer the list together. The web app makes it easy to create a list and share it before Black Friday. The mobile app is handy for keeping all items organized by store, gift recipient or anything you think of.
- Personalized lists.
- Shared lists.
- Cloud integrated so that it updates everywhere right away.
Where Newegg and Price Check by Amazon are great for comparison pricing, Barcode Scanner is the app you don’t think about until you need it. Barcode Scanner scans those crazy looking QR codes that merchants are using more and more to advertise specials and promote coupons. This app makes scanning those QR code possible to make sure you don’t miss a single deal.
- QR code scanner.
- Accurate scanner functionality.
- Fast, lightweight app.
Zoomingo is fantastic for shopping locally. Through position based gps tracking, Zoomingo shows merchants closest to your location with distance included. The app uses three main categories to showcase deals. Sales displays categories, including Black Friday ads, to find doorbusters and specific items. The Stores list shows all merchants nearby to your present location along with address and number of items on sale. Zoomingo is great for bouncing between merchant and cutting down on travel time between stores.
- Black Friday ads included.
- Complete list of sale items per merchant.
- Address and distance to merchant using location tracking.
- Showcase of hot items and points system for winning prizes.
So what other apps are the must haves for shopping this holiday season? Let us and other shoppers know in the comments!
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