Here we are, about to tumble right into the holiday season and by the end of the week, the holiday shopping frenzy goes into full force. Are you ready? Some shoppers, self included, have gracefully bowed out of the traditional Black Friday shopping and have chosen a different method for holiday shopping. We have chosen the cyber way instead, where there is no need to hunt for a parking spots, no waiting in long lines and best of all, no freezing cold to endure, just pure shopping bliss!
Regardless of which shopping method you choose, plan ahead so your shopping adventure will be an enjoyable one. There are plenty of Black Friday Web sites that include features to create a shopping list. In addition, there are sites that have gathered all of the holiday sale bills, price compared sale items and even gives site visitors a heads up on which deal is the best one.
One of my favorite Black Friday Web sites is Black Friday Ads at BFAds.net. They offer all of the features listed above in addition to having adscans, contests, message boards, store hours and more. If you haven’t subscribed to their mailing list, you are missing out on a load of valuable Black Friday sale information.
There are a lot of tech deals out this holiday season. Topping of the list of great deals are streaming media players such as the Roku, tablets, game systems, media cards, laptops and desktop bundles. Be sure to compare prices and check those specs to discover the best bang for your bucks.
This year, more Black Friday Web sites have Black Friday apps available for iOS and/or Android devices. This is a great tool for Black Friday shoppers while they are out and about on their shopping quests. Here are a few links to some of the Black Friday iOS and Android apps currently available.
- BFAds.net iOS app at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bfads.net-black-friday/id476257466?mt=8 and their Android app is at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.treeline.bfads.
- BlackFriday.com iOS app at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/black-friday-shopping/id561263218?ls=1&mt=8.
- TGI Black Friday iOS app at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tgi-black-friday/id335329737?mt=8 and their Android app is at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dealcatcher.blackfriday&hl=en.
- A longer list of other Black Friday Android apps can be found at https://play.google.com/store/search?q=black+friday&c=apps.
- Search for “Black Friday” on your iOS device to get a longer list of Black Friday iOS apps.
Have a great Thanksgiving and a fun, safe holiday shopping adventure!
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