Are you getting excited about all of the Black Friday deals that are headed your way? More likely, you’re feeling overwhelmed by the constant sneak peeks, early bird deals and Black Friday email blasts flooding your inbox and mailbox this year.
Don’t worry about missing out. Phone shopping apps offer a better way to monitor Black Friday deals and track the best sales. Gone are the days of pulling circulars out of the paper and squinting to read the fine print on doorbuster savings.
If you’re a hard-core Black Friday shopper, make sure you add these apps to your smartphone in November so you can stay on top of the best deals, make lists and comparison shop.
Here are the best Black Friday shopping apps for 2021 deals:
1. BlackFriday by Brads Deals
A mainstay in online couponing, BradsDeals offers a Black Friday app. It keeps tabs on deep discounts at numerous top retailers, so you stay on top of the best deals. The formatting is easy on the eyes, too, as it transforms mobile-unfriendly circulars into an itemized list of products.
The Black Friday 2021 Ad Alerts app is a must-have resource to keep at your fingertips for the best Black Friday deals. It updates in real time as new deals are added, so you’ll know about the best sales from hundreds of stores as soon as they’re announced.
3. The Coupons App
Find the best Black Friday app sales from over 100,000 retailers with The Coupons App. You can set your location, so that you’ll be notified when new local deals are available, as well as search for discounts from almost any store. The app also reminds you when coupons are about to expire, so you’ll never miss the chance to get a great deal.
4. Deal News
If you’re already an online coupon and app lover, you’ve likely heard of Deal News. The site’s Black Friday App allows you to create a shopping list and save your favorite ads. Plus, you can share deals with friends, which helps if you’re planning on strategically shopping with a group.
Get digital versions of all the best Black Friday deals with Flipp, which features 2021 deals from major retailers like Walmart and Target. Plus, if you input your location, the app will combine these coupons with those from local flyers for additional savings.
6. Price Cruncher
The Price Cruncher deals app will help you do the math on all those Black Friday deals and doorbusters. Quickly calculate the value of sale prices with the built-in discount calculator, build a shopping list and even determine the price per product of bulk purchases.
You’ve probably heard of the newly re-branded Ebates by now. But there’s more to Rakuten than you may think, especially when it comes to scoring 2021 Black Friday savings. With both an app and a browser extension, Rakuten helps you save whether you’re shopping in store or online. The company is known for its cash-back deals, which users earn through the use of provided promo codes.
8. Santa’s Bag
Although this app won’t help you find Black Friday coupons or deals, it will do something just as important: Make sure you stay under budget. The Santa’s Bag gift list app lets you plan gift ideas and mark preferences for everyone you’re shopping for this season. You can also set and track a holiday spending budget for each individual. Plus, the app’s countdown feature will make sure you get all your shopping done in time for the big day — but depending on how successful you are with Black Friday bargain hunting, you might not need that option!
Want to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible by comparing prices on items across retailers? ShopSavvy is here to help. This app turns your phone into a barcode scanner that pulls up prices from nearby stores for the item you scanned. It’ll also keep you updated on all the best deals happening around you, making it a multi-use Black Friday deal tracker.
10. TGI Black Friday
If you’d rather not search through Black Friday ads, and prefer instant notifications when new deals are posted, the TGI Black Friday app from DealCatcher is perfect for you. You can also shop items from the ads online, and compare prices by store and category.
Bonus app tip: If you know exactly where you want to shop on Black Friday, download that particular retailer’s app. Target, Walmart, H&M, JC Penney, Best Buy and others offer apps that feature coupons, reviews and more.
About Dawn Papandrea
Dawn Papandrea is a freelance writer specializing in personal finance, parenting, and women’s lifestyle topics. She’s been a journalist for nearly 15 years, doing everything from editing to writing to blogging to social media management. Her work has appeared in WomansDay.com, Family Circle, CreditCards.com, Bankrate.com, Parents, iVillage.com, The Huffington Post, and other national publications. She lives in Staten Island, NY with her husband and two sons. You can read her personal blog at www.dawnpapandrea.com/blog, or follow her on Twitter: @dawnpapandrea.
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