Saturday, October 16, 2010

Black Friday App Watch: Use Your iPhone to Shop And Save

Next month is one of the biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday. Years ago retailers focused mostly on newspaper advertisements or mailers, however, in today’s interactive consumers regularly seek out deals online. Therefore it seems only natural that retailers are going to use iPhone Apps to help connect with customers.

Wallet put together some of the best Black Friday apps. You can find a section of their article below, or check out the full list here.

    Find the lowest prices in the shortest amount of time with the Red Laser app. Simply scan a barcode and Red Laser will find you the best deal by searching both online and in stores near your location. When scanning food products, the free application even provides nutritional information. The quick scanner will help users shop efficiently on Black Friday. Plus, the no-touch scan works perfectly for customers already juggling armfuls of deals.

    Rather than searching by barcode, the 99-cent application Save Benjis hunts bargains using key words and categories. This search approach helps customers find low prices before they hit the stores. When you find the best price, purchase items right from the app. Save Benjis even features specials and coupons on many products.

    Groupon enthusiasts: Download the Groupon app to save on printer ink, paper and time. The free application allows users to purchase the deals right from their iPhones. It also lets customers to find ones nearby using the iPhones' map and locator. The best part is that users can redeem Groupons directly from an iPhone, eliminating the hassle of printing the deals, or forgetting the proof at home.

    For last minute buyers, find local savings nearby by using BeThere Deals. The app finds deals on everything from entertainment to apparel. The discovered deals often save customers up to 50% off original prices. BeThere Deals also finds the cheapest happy hour and restaurant prices for when shoppers work up an appetite. Currently, the free app is only available in a few cities including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, but BeThere Deals promises to add more cities soon.

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