We've taken some of the heavy lifting out of your holiday shopping by compiling our Top 5 Best Shopping Apps for iPhone to help you uncover amazing deals on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and beyond. With thousands of apps to choose from we hand picked five favorite freebies that are dressed to impress. Our picks are also ready to download in the Android Market as well.
TGI Black Friday (Free) - Instantly search over 10,000 Black Friday deals across stores and categories. The deals are sorted by stores, popular, newest and by product category. You can view deals, create lists, and be alerted of sale ads before they hit newspapers or shop online for items that may be available before Black Friday. [iTunes link]
TGI Cyber Monday (Free) - Scan through over 5,000 of the top Cyber Monday deals, sales, and offers from over 50 of the top retailers. This app also identifies when deals are valid and if it's an online only offer plus the "Shop Now" feature let's you get a jump on killer deals. Products are sorted by category and your customizable shopping list can be quickly emailed. Cyber Monday officially begins on November 28th. [iTunes link]
Shopkick (Free) - This app uses the GPS technology on your iPhone to pinpoint your exact location and then automatically "kicks" reward points to your phone the instant you walk into the store. Those reward points can later be redeemed for gift cards. We instantly grabbed a 15% off coupon from Macy's using Shopkick. Major retailers and restaurants are sorted based upon where you, then just click and save on the deals you want. [iTunes link]
RedLaser Barcode Scanner (Free) - Is an app that does one thing really well, it scans product barcodes and gives you a price comparison across the web. Red Laser is ideal for a comprehensive product search before you buy, as long as you get familiar with using your camera to scan products. The app lets you organize all your products to create shopping lists, wish lists or gift lists as well as accessing history for items you've already scanned. It's a must-have app for any time of year. [iTunes link]
Coupon Sherpa (Free) - Get coupons at home or while you wait in line to check out. Simply search the app for any coupons and the cashier will scan the coupon's barcode directly from your phone. Dozens of categories are listed for deals including grocery, department stores, pet stores and sporting goods to name a few. Coupon Sherpa lets you get coupons on your phone and use them right there. [iTunes link]
Several large retailers have their own iPhone apps including; WalMart, Target and Best Buy. Although these store specific apps come with their own benefits and daily deals, the Apple Store app gets an honorable mention because it has an "EasyPay" feature which lets you purchase select accessories in the store by scanning the barcode with your device and then completing your transaction right inside the app. It's an epic time saver that makes this app a must-have for Apple shoppers.
You must have an iTunes store account set up to download apps to your device. If you don't already have an account, now is the perfect time to sign up. Please suggest any shopping apps you love in comments. Good luck snatching up those deals like an iPhone pro this year.