Technology is, for many of us, a best friend. We have come to rely on it for so many day-to-day tasks that it has really made a big impact on how we do things. Black Friday shopping is no different. You can make technology work in your favor this Holiday season by taking full advantage of all it has to offer.

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How To Use Technology To Get The Best Deals on Black Friday

This Black Friday, don’t spend all evening after a big Thanksgiving meal scanning the paper ads. Use apps, newsletters and reward programs to get the fastest and more convenient information.

  • Get social with your favorite brands online. Before Black Friday, “like” and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and even Instagram. Many times, they will release special deals for their fans and followers leading up to the big shopping day and during the shopping season.
  • Download handy apps like Redlaser.com’s app for finding deals as well as Favado. This way, you can take the deals with you and when you are in a hurry to find a great deal on a specific item or get a view of deals at stores you may be near, and you will be well-equipped.
  • Two must-have apps that will help you save money and give you points while in the store- Shopkicks and Foursquare.
  • Stay up to date with blogs, like A Mitten Full Of Savings, to be in the up to date “know-how” on the best deals as they become available. Blogs that help you save money are usually amazing resources for the hottest deals as they appear and will allow you to get notices right away, often times before the general public hears of them.
  • Sign up for your favorite retailer’s email newsletters.  In years past, these newsletters often release the Black Friday ads a couple hours early so you will have a head-start on the best deals and be able to plan your shopping trip early.
  • Don’t forget about rewards programs like Sears/Kmart’s “Shop Your Way Rewards”. You can get FREE items on occasion as well as get points towards future purchases when you shop using your reward account online and in store. In fact, now is the time to sign up and start using it so when Black Friday and Cyber Monday hit, you will already have some rewards you can use towards your purchases.
  • Get amazing discount codes for online shopping over Black Friday weekend from our Holiday Shopping coupon center (they will have quite a few promo codes and deals) These will be your secret weapon against full retail prices.
  • Get text alerts from your favorite stores like Target. You will be notified of special deals via text all season long.
  • Join groups on message boards and on Facebook that discuss deals, savings and even coupons. Many of these groups can be amazing for discussion on clarifying specific deals and you will be able to share deals you find as well as find deals others are sharing in your area. Come join our here!
  • I have a list of the BEST 15 money Saving Apps that you can also browse and download to help you with your Holiday shopping and deals!

Happy Shopping!

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