Shopping on Black Friday has become something of a tradition in the United States. As technology has improved, though, it’s become easier than ever to manage Black Friday sales and get the best deals on the items you’re most looking for.

In fact, now it’s possible to find the best deals and get the best prices by using your iPhone. With the help of your iPhone and a few good shopping apps, you should be able to find amazing deals this Black Friday. Here are some of the best apps for making the most of every Black Friday dollar.

1. Black Friday (now DealsPlus)

The app by Sazze, Inc. is one of the best apps for finding Black Friday deals. In addition to Black Friday deals, you can also download this app to your iPhone and see Cyber Monday deals.

This app features breaking news about the latest ads and sales, including ads that are leaked early. You can also search for deals based on category or store, helping you better plan your shopping list and route. It’s easy to save your favorites and get notifications on sales and events.

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2. Slickdeals

With the Slickdeals app by Slickdeals, LLC, it’s possible to get everyday savings at all your favorite stores. However, the Slickdeals app also includes Black Friday information, deals and more. This app is designed to keep you in the know on your front page, looking at price matching, the best deals, and even when there are rebates and Groupons available.

Using the Slickdeals app can enhance your shopping this Black Friday, as well as help you save money every single day.

3. ShopSavvy

With the ShopSavvy app, released by ShopSavvy, Inc., it’s all about scanning to see what you’re getting. This app is billed as the world’s first free scanner app designed to help you compare prices. You can compare prices at Amazon and eBay, as well as at local stores, just by scanning the barcode. A handy map in the app can tell you where to go.

If you’re using a divide and conquer strategy for Black Friday, using the ShopSavvy app can help you see if you’re getting the best deal. If you’re not seeing the best deal, you can send your shopping partner to the store with the best price, while you continue to shop in your current location. It’s a great tool for making the most of your shopping.

4. Flipp

Released by Flipp Corporation, this app provides you with ads and circulars most likely to apply to you. It digitizes newspaper and mail ad circulars in a way that helps you organize the information and quickly see what’s happening. Plus, it includes Black Friday circulars and deals, allowing you to plan ahead for your shopping.

However, you won’t just see random, nationwide sales and deals. Flipp makes it a point to use your location to find the ads and deals near you. You can even add your loyalty or rewards cards to the app so you don’t forget to stack your savings with the help of points. A feature that allows you to save deals to your shopping list can help you stay more organized as you create your Black Friday shopping list and prepare to head out and find the best bargains.

5. Santa’s Bag

Santa’s Bag, by Clay Pot Software LLC, is an interesting gift list and budget tracker that allows you to maintain your holiday shopping list and make sure you stay within budget. With this app, you can add notes, links, ideas and more to help you get your list organized and stay on top of the situation. Plus, you can set a budget for your holiday shopping and it will help you set a per-gift budget and show you when you’re likely to go over budget.

If you plan to do some of your holiday shopping during Black Friday, Santa’s Bag can be a great help. You can set your gift list ahead of time, based on deals, and then keep track as you go.

6. RetailMeNot

With this app, released by RetailMeNot, Inc., it’s possible to not only find coupons and deals, but it’s also possible to earn rewards when you shop. So, you can get access to the latest deals and discounts–including alerts for deals near you–and on top of that, you can earn rewards and redeem them for cash back or gift cards.

This can be a great Black Friday aid to your deal search, especially with the prospect of rewards thrown in. With this app, you can save money and get cash back as you work through your Black Friday shopping list.

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7. Rakuten

Another deal app that rewards you for shopping, Rakuten, by Ebates, focuses on top deals as well as 100% verified coupons and codes. You can see your weekly ads in one place, including Black Friday circulars. Plus, you can get local deals sent to your phone, based on your location.

Another nice perk of Rakuten is that when you make your purchases, you’ll be automatically rewarded, without the need to send a picture of the receipt. This can be a great help as you’re cruising through your Black Friday shopping–no need to stop and fumble with taking pictures. This is a great addition to your arsenal, especially if you’re trying to get cash back.

8. The Coupons App

This app, released by The Coupons App, LLC, is designed to do all the things, and can be a huge help to your Black Friday shopping. Not only can you see local ads, coupons and deals, but you can also use this app to find the cheapest gas nearby and you can even share coupons. Plus, the app updates discounts throughout the day, so you can see the latest deals.

Using The Coupons App for Black Friday shopping can help you find deals as their updated and add them to your list. Plus, when you’re ready to fuel your car and keep going, you can find the cheapest gas. The app is gearing up for Black Friday shopping promo codes, so you can use those to get the lowest prices.

Bonus: Use Earny to Get an Automatic Refund

Sometimes the Black Friday price still isn’t the best price. If you connect Earny to your email account before you go shopping online for Black Friday, you can get an automatic refund after the fact. Earny is an app that checks for price drops and then gets you a refund, based on the lower the price. Make it a point to connect Earny before you start your shopping, and you might be happily surprised by the results. Read our Earny app review

9. Use Apps from Your Favorite Stores

Don’t forget that you can also apps from your favorite stores for Black Friday shopping deals. In fact, using apps from your favorite retailers might even mean that you don’t have to leave your home on Black Friday. Just look for the deals you want and get them using the app. You can pick them up at the store later, or have them delivered to your house–no problem.

No matter how you do your Black Friday shopping, getting the right apps for your iPhone can go a long way toward helping you get the best deals and save the most money.


  • Miranda Marquit

    Miranda Marquit is a nationally-recognized financial writer and money expert. She has contributed to NPR, Marketwatch, Yahoo! Finance, U.S. News & World Report, FOX Business, The Hill and numerous other publications. Miranda is an avid podcaster and writes about money and freelancing at her website, []. She lives in Idaho and loves reading, board games, travel, the outdoors and spending time with her son.