The old saying, "If you want peace, prepare for war," is never more appropriate than around the holidays. "Peace on Earth" may top most people's wish lists come the Christmas holiday season, but firstmore
The old saying, "If you want peace, prepare for war," is never more appropriate than around the holidays. "Peace on Earth" may top most people's wish lists come the Christmas holiday season, but first they battle it out for their worldly wants -- including those much-coveted, limited-quantity doorbusters -- on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Before you throw yourself into the fray, arm yourself with our arsenal of essential cost-saving Black Friday and Cyber Monday apps. Peace on earth may continue to elude us, but the peace of mind that comes from getting the lowest possible price on that new smartphone or tablet is just a tap away.
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the day many retailers offer major discounts and deals and marks the official kick-off of the Christmas shopping season.
In 2017, Black Friday falls on November 24.
Yes, ever since Sears started delivering savings a day early, other big box stores have jumped on the brandwagon. This year, Macy's, Best Buy, Big Lots, and GameStop plan on getting a jump on competitors by offering sales even before you've finished digesting your turkey -- or Tofurky. Others, such as REI, take a different approach and keep their doors closed on Thursday and Friday to give employees the days off.
Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, is the day for online-only retail deals.
In 2017, Cyber Monday falls on November 27.
Whereas Black Friday traditionally has better for deals on electronics, Cyber Monday is better for travel, clothing, and beauty products.
Black Friday 2017 Ads Shopping delivers all the electronics, tech accessory, and home goods deals you could ask for, from major retailers including Walmart, Best Buy, and Target, directly to your phone as soon as they're announced. Select items you're interested in from easy-to-scroll lists and either add to a wishlist for later or buy online.
Slickdeals is a crowdsourced app that surfaces the best deals, coupons, rebates, promos, and freebies from major retailers, such as Kohl's, Walmart, Amazon, and Groupon, on its homepage. If you're too busy cooking, watching football, or tending to guests, then set an alert matching what you're looking for, and Slickdeals will notify you when one becomes available.
BuyVia's team does the heavy lifting, uncovering top deals from Amazon, Best Buy, Gap, Home Depot, Kohl's, Macy's, Newegg, Nordstrom, Staples, H&M, Target, Walmart, and more. Or you can get proactive and use the app's UPC Barcode scanner, QR code reader, or search function to locate the best deals on millions of products, yourself. You can also set alerts for when items you're coveting go on sale.
Select your favorite stores, including Target, Walmart, Kohl's, Macy's H&M, Forever 21, Costco, Gap, Old Navy, and Best Buy, and Shopular will help you save money on purchases by pointing you to coupons, weekly ads, promo codes, and markdown items. Save even more with the $10 welcome bonus and up to 25 percent off for shopping through the app.
Scan product barcodes and QR codes with the Shop Savvy Barcode Scanner and find out which retailer, including Macy's, Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and Newegg, has the lowest prices on the items you want. You can also search sales closest to you or simply create wish lists, shopping lists, or gift lists, so ShopSavvy surfaces deals for you.
No online purchase should ever be made without consulting Ebates first. Ebates offers cash back at over 2,000 stores, including Amazon, Walmart, Macy's, Target, and Groupon; a $10 bonus for your first purchase; and plenty of coupons and deals.
RetailMeNot collects discount codes and coupons from over 50,000 nationwide stores and restaurants. You can search by category, store, or location and get lots of offers that'll save you real money. Use your coupon at checkout or bookmark it for later. The app will even let you know when coupons are about to expire. If you can't find a deal for your item, set up an alert, and RetailMeNot will notify you when it goes on sale.
Cyber Monday 2017 Deals & Ads by BuyVia offers all the features and functionality of the BuyVia app, but with a special focus on Cyber Monday. Get early access to CyberMonday deals and expert advice on the most worthwhile offers. Or choose your preferred products and stores, and Cyber Monday will source personalized deals for you.
Amazon already beats brick-and-mortar-store prices on many of your favorite products. Expect even deeper discounts on Cyber Monday. Keep checking Amazon's Cyber Monday deals and specials page for limited-time sales throughout the day.