Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. According to Reuters, in 2009 195 million people participated in the Black Friday shopping rush, with Wal-Mart, Target, Saks among the strongest performers.
Black Friday is not an official holiday, but as many workers have the day off as part of the Thanksgiving holiday, this increases the number of potential shoppers. Retailers often decorate for the Christmas and holiday season weeks beforehand. Many retailers open extremely early, with most of the retailers typically opening at 5AM or even earlier. Some of the larger retailers (depending on the location) such as Sears, Best Buy, Macy’s, Toys "R" Us, Walmart, and Target have been reported to open as early as midnight on the start of Black Friday in localized areas and remain open for 24 hours throughout the day until midnight the following Saturday. Upon opening, retailers offer doorbuster deals and loss leaders to draw people to their stores.
This year Black Friday begins on November 26, 2010 – to help you prepare and get the very best bargains take a look and download some of these fantastic iPhone apps. Some will even help you get a price match after you have bought the item. Take a look…
Best Buy – Shopper
Best Buy Shopper App helps you track BestBuy’s daily, weekly price changes and keep you informed of price change of your interested products by push notification. You can also see price history of any product with charts, like lowest price ever to make buying decision.
You can buy a product directly from the App either for Store pickup [reserve and buy online pick-up at your convenient store at your convenient time].
For example, say you bought macbook pro for $1199 and the next day got notified by this app that the price dropped to $1099. Just call up customer care for a price match and get back $100.
TGI Black Friday
Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. Use this app to plan your holiday shopping weeks before Black Friday ads are available in the newspaper. In the past Black Friday ads have leaked as early as October. However, the majority of the ads arrive the first two weeks of November. Please check the app frequently for new ads from your favorite stores such as Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Sears and many more.
inoDeals (12-in-1 deals/coupon/shopping app)
Why pay retail? If you are in mood of finding great deals or looking for coupons… on the Black Friday or any other days, this app is a must for you. inoDeals is full featured deal reader that allows you search, preview, read, save and share good deals at tip of your finger.
– In addition, inoDeals has a special section for Black Friday.
Black Friday Survival Guide
blackfriday.fm wants you to be ready when the big day rolls around this year on November 26th, so they’re bringing the latest news, the biggest sales, and the best deals right to your phone with the blackfriday.fm app: Black Friday Survival Guide
– Get breaking news and leaked ads in real time
– Check out store circulars and advertisements
– Search for deals by store or category
– View discounted products and prices
– Get notifications on the latest news and sales
– Create your very own shopping list
Shopper – Shopping List, Flyer Specials, Recipes, Stores, Scanner and more!
Whether you are planning your lists at home or shopping in-store, Shopper is one of the most feature rich shopping apps available for the iPhone.
✔ RedLaser barcode scanning (US only for launch)
✔Built-in, customizable item catalog for Groceries, Home Improvement, Electronics, Beauty and Baby
✔Local flyers and discounts from top retailers including Target and Walmart
✔Real-time list sharing and syncing
✔Web portal to plan shopping from your desk
✔Multiple Lists/Multiple Stores
✔Shopping templates for recipes, favorites and repeat shopping
✔Records aisle layouts and pricing for all stores
✔Guiding Stars nutritional ratings
✔Budget tracking w/ tax and discounts
✔Notes and photos on all items
✔Tax calculations for multiple rates/countries
✔Password protected lists
Black Friday by BradsDeals
Powered by the incredible team behind BlackFriday2010.com & BradsDeals.com, the Black Friday by BradsDeals app will help you research, plan and execute the best Black Friday shopping. View pre-release Black Friday Ads for major stores as well as handpicked Black Friday Deals.
Overwhelming Offers: OO on the Go
OO on the Go gives you access to brand new, brand name products at 50% off or more, every weekday, excluding holidays. Some of our most popular offers include Nintendo Wiis for $100, digital cameras at $100 off, beauty products at 50% off, and Xbox 360 at $200 off.
Black Friday Wish
Every year, Black Friday shoppers have gotten incredible buys for the very best Christmas gifts.Black Friday is the day to get rock bottom deals.
Black Friday Wish app delivers an ever growing list of verified Black Friday deals right to your iPhone or iPod Touch. Once the staff have checked the price and validity of a new deal, it gets published and added to that list for you to see.
Black Friday Ads
Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year. Stores insert fliers into the newspapers with all the hottest deals. The only problem is once you read them you can’t remember who had what deal. Now, instead of carrying all that paper with you, you can look at all the sale fliers via your phone. No more standing in the line trying to tell the clerk that the price that just rang up wasn’t the price listed in the flier. You’ll be able to pull up the exact flier on your phone, zoom in and show them what the advertised price really is!
You Need a Budget (YNAB)
With YNAB for iPhone, you will:
* Quickly Enter transactions on the go
* Check your category balances before making a purchase.
* View all historical transactions for every account
* Easily sync with YNAB for Desktop
* Stay aware of your spending
* Never worry about unknowingly go over budget again!