Black Friday is only a week away, so it's time to start preparing.
For the annual shopping frenzy, you'd be wise to give yourself a leg up on the competition. To find the best bargains, the most important tool will be your smartphone.
We've compiled a list of Black Friday shopping apps that should be your go-tos for the post-Thanksgiving extravaganza. They're sure to help you land deals, and some from the comfort of your own home.
The best part? They're all free.
This app is, quite literally, made for Black Friday. BFAds helps you plan your shopping list and browse ads by store or category. It also sends you push notifications on the latest Black Friday news.
This sleek mobile app scans item barcodes to let you browse millions of product ratings and reviews from other people. You'll also be told the average price of an item, so you can tell if you're getting a good deal, and will be able to write your own reviews on the spot.
Coupon folders packed with clippings are a thing of the past. If you've got your eye on holiday deals, don't leave home without loading Coupon Sherpa's handy app to your smartphone, which lets you locate, download, and present in-store coupons to the cashier.