Most shopping-obsessed collegiettes know that Black Friday requires a certain skill set. There are tons of amazing deals hiding out there, but there are also deal duds that cause you to end up buying more than you had intended. That's why it's up to you to find out the best places and ways to save! To get you a head start this year, we've rounded up the best online and mobile tools you should use to ensure you save big this year!
Your average bargain-hunting websites will keep track of what sales are going on all around you, but Deal News goes above and beyond by helping you find the best prices for the specific item your looking for. If you sign up for the website's email alerts, you'll get a reminder of the best deals going on. The current Black Friday deals the site is advertising range from stores like Panasonic and Macy's to Ikea and L'Occitane En Provence.
BlackFriday.com's mobile app for Android and Apple users lets you thumb through the circulars of only the stores with the hottest deals. No longer do you have to log in to various websites and try keeping tabs on all of the sales—it's all here in one place!
Black Friday Ads (Bfads for short) is all about simplicity. If you're looking to buy a new television this Friday, Bfads will tell you at which stores you'll find the cheapest prices. The website also gives you a lowdown on the exact percentages off you can expect at certain stores, in addition to the online codes necessary to redeem the deals online.
With TGBIF (yeah, we know you know what it stands for!), you can create your own shopping list and cross items off as you purchase them on the big day. You can compare prices from multiple stores to ensure you're paying the lowest amount—and they'll send you up-to-the-minute notifications when new promotions are released!
Calling all beauty gurus! If you're set on amassing a new collection of makeup this holiday season, you need to download Bellashoot ASAP! The beauty-centered app is generally geared toward sharing beauty tips, but for this Black Friday, Bellashoot is keeping track of all the best beauty deals.
An oldie but a goodie, RetailMeNot never fails. With all of the discount barcodes and coupons on hand, you won't have to go digging in your purse ever again. The well known website even has a mobile app now so you can find deals while on the go.
Each year, Black Friday gets more heated and the deals keep getting better, so we can only imagine what mayhem will go down later this week! We're sure it'll be chaotic, but at least with these tools and apps, you'll be well prepared!