The best apps for iPhone to help you find the best deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2013!
Whether you're heading out on Black Friday to brave the crowd in order to conquer massive deals or you plan on shopping from the comfort of your own home on Cyber Monday, being prepared is key to crossing items quickly off your shopping list. You're competing against millions of other frenzied shoppers for deals that only come around once a year. Luckily the App Store is chock full of iPhone apps that can help you find amazing deals. So if you're already over the turkey and stuffing, put your shopping pants on and follow along for a list of my favorite iPhone apps to get you through Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year!
Gifts HD lets you track all your gift ideas, what you've purchased so far, and how on track you are with your holiday budget. Just add events, people you plan on buying before, set a budget, and you're good to go. Gifts HD 2 supports gestures as well so if you want to add a gift quickly, just swipe right on a person's name to enter the gift entry screen. In order to add as many events as you'd like, you can update to the Pro version via an in-app purchase for $4.99.
If you need help organizing and tracking what you're buying in order to stay on budget, get Gifts HD 2.
TGI Black Friday starts posting leaked Black Friday ads earlier than most other apps. That means by the time Black Friday actually rolls around, there's quite a few ads to go through. You can sort deals by category or store, which makes it easy to find exactly what you're looking for while making sure you're getting the best deal possible at the same time. You can also add things to a shopping list in TGI Black Friday which is convenient for those that don't necessarily need to budget right now.
If you don't want to miss a single deal that's available out there, TGI Black Friday's got them all.
If you plan on holding out to take your chances on Cyber Monday deals instead, there isn't a better service on the planet as far as deals go than Amazon. Not only do they do deals all year round, they go all out on for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I've swiped up items for ridiculously cheap on Cyber Monday from Amazon and I expect it to be the same this year as well. Right now they've got Black Friday Deals Week going on with a deal a day. Even if there aren't gifts for other people, small gadgets such as SD cards and others tend to be hot items. Who said you can't shop for yourself during the holidays too?! Sometimes it's a good time to pick up items you need on the cheap too. At least that's what I tell myself every year.
If you don't want to brave the stores, Amazon is sure to have some great deals during Black Friday Deals Week and Cyber Monday.
Zoomingo is a customized shopping experience that only shows deals that it things are relevant to you. Just choose the categories and stores that interest you and Zoomingo can filter out the rest. Aside from viewing ads, Zoomingo also shows digital coupons which makes it easy to have them on hand for checkout. You can search for specific products too so you can see which of your favorite stores have the best deals on items you really want.
If you want your own customized Black Friday shopping experience and prefer to forget the rest, Zoomingo is the best option.
Almost all large merchants accept PayPal and if you're thinking about doing a lot of online shopping, particularly on Cyber Monday, now is a great time to make sure all your PayPal information is up to date. And there's no easier way to do it than through the iPhone app. Heck, some merchants even accept PayPal payments in-store with only your mobile number and PIN. It doesn't get any either than that.
If you're going to use PayPal to pay for your online or in-store shopping, the PayPal for iPhone app is a must have.
If you plan on braving the crowds to Black Friday shop this year, let us know what apps you'll be using in order to find the best deals and make a battle plan! And if you prefer shopping from the comfort of your own home on Cyber Monday, what apps are you checking out so you know what deals to watch for? Let us know in the comments!