November is here and the countdown has begun for the biggest shopping event of the year. With just a few weeks to go, it’s time to get prepared with the best Black Friday shopping apps.
These top picks can help with everything from finding the best deals, to getting cashback, freebies and location-based discounts. Many retailers have already started their sales, so if you don’t want to miss out you’ll want to check out this handy guide.
We’ve included the Black Friday shopping apps in the UK, USA and beyond so you can start making savings wherever you are.
What are Black Friday apps?
The Black Friday apps in this guide are shopping and cashback apps that can help you make big savings in the sales and all year round. Not only do they make it easy to find amazing deals and cashback offers, but you’ll also benefit from their location-based capabilities, with personalized deals and discounts while you are out shopping near your favorite stores.
And since many retailers are starting their sales early, these apps are already packed with exciting deals. For instance, Vouchercloud is offering generous Black Friday voucher codes right now, plus you can get the best supermarket deals with apps like CheckoutSmart. And the handy Black Friday Deals app helps you find and compare all the best shopping deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
How do Black Friday apps work?
If you’re using your smartphone to do your shopping this Black Friday, these apps will save you time and money. Instead of searching through websites and magazines to find deals and coupons, just a few taps on your app can do it all for you. Some apps will actually pay you to do your shopping, while others offer amazing deals, discounts and even free stuff.
What’s more, the best Black Friday apps use clever location technology to send personalized offers at exactly the right moment. A shopping mall or store can be surrounded by a geofence (an invisible virtual fence) that pinpoints an app user’s location. When a user passes through the geofenced area, it triggers the app to send push notifications with personalized offers tailored to the user’s preferences.
To make the most of Black Friday shopping apps, all you need to do is download the app to your Android or iOS smartphone, then opt-in to share your location with the app. Don’t forget to keep your location settings turned on. Whether you’ve got an iPhone or Android, you can find out more about how to enable location services in this guide.
The best Black Friday shopping apps
The UK-based Vouchercloud app has transformed high street deals by delivering users with highly relevant push notifications when they are close to participating retailers. One of the best apps for Black Friday shopping, you can use it to discover amazing in-store deals, search for discounts and vouchers in your area, compare deals and more. Check out Vouchercloud’s latest Black Friday vouchers for deals at Amazon, Argos, Asos and more.
Black Friday Deals
The Black Friday app in the UK lists all the sales, deals and discounts in one place. Users can find the best shopping deals for Black Friday with the free app which features hot deals from top retailers across an array of categories including electronics, fashion, video gaming and much more. The deals listed are manually found and recommended by a huge community of savvy bargain hunters from Latest Deals, with big discounts and cashback deals from sites such as Top Cashback, Quidco and more.
Also available in the UK, the CheckoutSmart app gives you cashback on your grocery shopping. Free to download on iPhone and Android, it lets you view exclusive offers at your favorite supermarkets, then shop for the items in-store or online. It’s super simple to use, simply keep your receipt, upload a photo of it on the app, then receive the cash into your bank or Paypal account. Current offers include a variety of free groceries plus the chance to win £10 per day at Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and Morrisons.
The Canadian reebee app is one of the best shopping apps for comparing deals this Black Friday. If you’re in Canada, you can browse the latest flyers in your local area, and use the app to make shopping lists, compare the latest deals and for price matching. Beat supply chain disruptions by starting your shopping early this Black Friday – reebee’s current deals include big discounts of up to 70% at Home Hardware, Charm Diamonds, Visions Electronics and Staples.
No list of Black Friday shopping apps would be complete without mentioning Airtime Rewards. According to them, their Black Friday deals will be better than ever and are no longer just limited to one day. Airtime’s top Black Friday offers include 40% off Charlotte Tilbury, more than 50% off at Boots, up to 60% off at New Look and up to 75% off at MandM Direct. The best bit of all is that you can reduce your mobile phone bill just by shopping! All you need to do is link the app to your payment card, then go about your shopping to earn money off your phone bill.
This US-based shopping app is a must-try for your Black Friday and holiday shopping. The more you shop, the more free gift cards you can get – they would make great Christmas gifts! You can get free reward points or ‘kicks’ just by scanning barcodes, watching videos and looking at content in the Shopkick app, so you don’t have to spend any money! Users say it’s easy to earn enough kicks for a free gift card in just one week. Amazon, Apple, Paypal, Starbucks and Target are just a few of the gift cards to choose from.
Try new products for free and save money this Black Friday with the Scoupy receipt app. Available in the Netherlands, the app gives you cashback on shopping at a variety of stores. It’s easy to use, just find what you want on the app, buy the items then upload a picture of your receipt. Users typically get their cash back within 48 hours. The clever app also lets you play shopping bingo to win fantastic prizes.
Are you shopping in Germany or Austria this Black Friday? Then you need to get Marktguru on your smartphone. This smart location-based app helps users find amazing deals and cashback offers in their local area. Browse through leaflets, flyers and coupons in the app, then purchase the products you like, take a photo of the receipt and upload it to the app. Make the most of in-app perks like handy shopping lists, favorites notifications and extra cashback when you invite your friends.
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