Best apps to search for Black Friday deals – USA TODAY

Marc Saltzman, Special for USA TODAY Printed 3:27 p.m. ET November. 16, 2018 Updated 2:02 p.m. ET November. 18, 2018


Here’s a glance at are some free apps that may sniff out bargains, provide you with cash return, display coupons, or reward you in different ways for implementing them. Marc Saltzman for USA TODAY

Whether you are searching for family, buddies or colleagues – or hey, even yourself – your smartphone is definitely an invaluable companion while you wander the aisles at the favorite store or buy online (or a little bit of both).

Actually, there are many free apps that may sniff out bargains, provide you with cash return, display coupons or reward you in different ways for implementing them. Here’s a glance at a couple of significant examples, which can be found on iOS, Android and the net.

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Get cash return when you shop online at greater than 1,500 retailers, including big names like Amazon . com, Walmart and Target. That’s the idea behind Swagbucks, an application that rewards you Senate bill points, which may be redeemed free of charge gift certificates at Amazon . com, Walmart, Starbucks and a number of other places – or decide to get cash return via PayPal.

Quite simply, frequent the places you would, but you’ll first launch the Swagbucks application, website or make use of the Swagbutton browser extension. The proportion you receive away from each store will be different, however it can also add up, plus there are several exclusive deals and coupons, too.

The Swagbucks application also awards you Senate bill points for other pursuits, like watching videos, answering surveys, searching the web and more.

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Instead of sorting (and cutting through) all of the paper circulars you receive every week, and becoming newspaper to deal with along the way, Flipp is really a free application that gives the local circulars to your phone – and calls the best prices, too.

Here’s how it operates: the very first time you open the application, allow the phone identify where you stand or key in your ZIP code. Then you will see your screen populate with individuals circulars (“flyers”) for stores in your area – whether it’s a large-box electronics store, clothing chain, hardware store, supermarket and the like – and you’ll are now able to search all of them and virtually clip products right into a grocery list by tapping it. Or tap and hold for more information.

Talking about the grocery list, you are able to type a thing, like “headphones,” and you will see the attached deals in your area. Another tip would be to tap the flame icon at the end from the screen to determine best wishes purchase prices. Or tap the magnifier to look by keyword.

The application also holds all of your loyalty and rewards cards, so its not necessary to hold a pocket- or purse-filled with plastic.


Like the revenue share model along with other apps like Swagbucks and Ibotta – where the organization splits the commission referral along with you – Ebates has greater than 2,500 store partners and it is offering “double cash back” at participating retailers, too, for any short time.

For instance, you’ll usually get 3 % cash return by shopping at Macy’s (beginning with beginning at Ebates), but you’ll now get 6 % back. Similarly, Ebates would normally pay out 6 % from the shared revenue at, but now you can expect 12 %. You get the drift.

Once you make an qualified purchase, you’ll earn money back by means of a cheque or PayPal payment every 3 months.

The application also provides exclusive deals, in addition to sales and coupons, too.

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Here’s another handy shopping companion for prior to (or on) Black Friday.

Dubbed the “largest deal-discussing community on the internet,” the organization states huge numbers of people regularly make use of the Slickdeals application to uncover, share and rate the very best deals and coupons for his or her favorite stores.

Basically, wherever there’s a superb deal – like 50 % from the hottest tech toy at the best Buy, a 2-for-one special at Groupon or a code to make use of at Kohl’s – Slickdeals may promote these on its first page from the application or site.

To make sure it’s legitimate, every deal will get vetted through the community through votes and comments, and also the high quality ones move to the Popular Deals forum. Then, the very best Popular Deals are screened through the company’s editors after you have enough votes that need considering for that first page. In addition, there’s a passionate Black Friday page, too.

Alternatively, you are able to set an offer Alert and obtain notified each time a deal matching what you’re searching for is published on Slickdeals, for example once the 60-inch TV you’d your skills on drops below $800 the very first time.

To locate other deals this year, also consider other good shopping-related apps, including eBay, Pricegrabber, RetailMeNot,Craigslist and Red Laser (obtainable in the iOS App and Google Play stores).

What exactly are your “go to” shopping apps and why? Please inform us within the Comments section or on Twitter.

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