App Review: Black Friday App

Image of phrase, App Review: Black Friday AppWe continue the latest series here on the blog— reviews of organizing, time management and productivity apps! I’ll be reviewing a new app every couple of weeks, so be sure to stop by the blog often! *Full disclosure: I am not being compensated, financially or otherwise in any shape, form, type, or sort for using, reviewing or mentioning these apps.

Are you a Black Friday shopper?

Wish there were a convenient way to keep track of all those juicy sales and price cuts?

Today I’ll be reviewing the simply named app, Black Friday App by Dealnews.com, Inc.

In case it isn’t obvious, Black Friday App is for use in the days leading up to and on Black Friday itself. The app is the brainchild of Dealnews.com, a site that offers links to online and major chain stores. While I’m not a Black Friday shopper myself, the app looks to be quite handy if you’re interested in making the most of your post-Thanksgiving shopping experience.

When you first enter the app, you’ll see a bar at the top of the screen with a big ol’ countdown clock until the big day. Below the bar you’ll see is a list of different stores. Click on a store’s name and you’ll see nearest locations, Black Friday hours, and a list of deals.

You do have the option of saving deals to the app for later reference (which is quite a handy feature!) the only drawback is you have to create an account on DealNews.com in order to save the deal. You do have the option of signing up for their newsletters on different alerts for stores as well.

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Other features of the app include an open search function for stores with deals, an RSS feed of the latest deals fresh from DealNews.com, as well as the option to search for different deals by store category such as Clothing & Accessories, Electronics, Gaming & Toys, Health & Beauty and Home & Garden.

The app ran fairly smoothly when I used it, though I did have a few tiny hiccups with loading some deal updates. In addition, some listed deal prices appeared to be confirmed, while others appeared to be unconfirmed. This might prove to be a problem if you are set on purchasing an item at a certain price, so you might have to keep checking the app for updates to see if a deal is indeed confirmed or not.

Now to you…are you a Black Friday shopper? Do you make a point to organize and plan your shopping day? Do you think you’ll try out an app to help you in the process? Join in the conversation and leave a comment below!

Full disclosure: I did and do not receive any compensation, financial or otherwise, in any shape, form, type, or sort for using, reviewing or mentioning Black Friday App.

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