Sure, you can download them all to make sure you've got your bases covered, but we're thinking you probably don't want to be fumbling through an unwieldy app drawer while throwing elbows in department store aisles. So, we've taken the time to highlight just the essential Android apps for hunting down all the hottest deals come Black Friday.
We're listing this app first because it should be your bread and butter.
In short, it aggregates all of the latest Black Friday ads floating
around--some of which are leaked up to a month in advance--and lists
each of the featured items in its database. To use the app, simply sift
through all of the discounts by product, store name, or category. You
can even download PDF printouts of the original ads. What's more, the
app offers a nifty shopping list creator that lets you keep track of
items you plan on buying. You can also access its database of deals at TGIBlackFriday.com.
Yes, it's another deal aggregator, but this one's a bit different. It pulls an RSS feed from the popular user-powered deal site Slickdeals.net,
and should give you a different angle of coverage from the carefully
curated app mentioned above. Now imagine an entire tech-savvy community
of users all sniffing out and sharing deals. Sounds like a great way to
stay on top of it all, no? Unfortunately, if you prefer FatWallet.com, which has another vibrant user community, there's only an
iPhone app available. FatWallet does, however, have a mobile site, which is viewable from your Android phone.
This one's a great app to have at any time of the year, not just Black
Friday. With it, you can earn "kickbucks" while shopping, just for doing
things like checking in or scanning items in stores. These kickbucks
can be redeemed for instant gift cards, right on your Android phone.
Also, Shopkick offers you hot deals every time you walk into a
participating store. And it has tons of big-box partners like Target,
Best Buy, and Macy's already on board, so it will absolutely come in
handy. Just fire it up whenever you're out shopping, especially on Black
This little-known app uses GPS to pull up deals in your immediate
vicinity. It's easy to use and lets you search by category, store name,
or distance. Plus, it offers some extra tools like a shopping list
creator and a savings calculator. While it may have some overlap with
the other apps listed, we think it's a great complement because it's
more likely to have coupons for the smaller mom-and-pop shops in your