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Nov 24

Must-Have Black Friday Apps and Gadgets

by MedleyBrainCandy


From online shopping, to digital ads and instant cash rewards delivered via mobile apps, the shopping experience will never be the same. Last Saturday, Medley President Ashley Small shared her top picks for Black Friday savings apps and must-have gadgets on Fox 26. Before you hit the stores on Friday, plan ahead with these apps and gadgets:

1. Cartwheel by Target

  • Ditch print coupons and weekly ads for Cartwheel’s mobile, money-saving app.
  • Leading up to Black Friday, Cartwheel is offering 50 percent off a different toy every day
  • Additionally, from Nov. 23 to 29, Cartwheel will feature exclusive deals, including at least 25 percent off more than 100 offers.
  • Top deals include: 60 percent off select movie titles, 40 percent off select multi-piece bakeware sets, 30 percent off board game favorites like Candyland and Chutes and Ladders

2. Ibotta

  • Say goodbye to the days of waiting 30 to 60 days for redeeming your big buys
  • By using Ibotta on Black Friday, Best Buy customers will have an opportunity to get as much as $15 cash back on their Best Buy purchases
  • On Thanksgiving or Black Friday, consumers will receive $5 in their Ibotta account when they spend $100 or more
  • Plus, they will unlock an exclusive offer to earn an additional $10 on a minimum of $10 spend in store at Best Buy through the weekend of December 6th
  • The promotion marks the first time any retailer will be offering its customers exclusive cash back offers on their Black Friday purchases through Ibotta

3. ShopSavvy

  • Primarily dedicated to bringing you ad flyers from numerous retailers, but it also comes with a “SmartAlert” feature that will track product categories for you across 1,500 online stores
  • For example,  you can  set it up to keep an eye on “running shoes” or “pearl necklaces,” and it will let you know when a good deal pops up on one

4. TrackIf

  • Similar to ShopSavvy, but lets you pick the individual product(s) you want to keep tabs on, and compares prices from all over the Internet
  • It will alert you as soon as it finds a sale price on one of your desired items

5. Amazon

  • announced Black Friday deals will start even earlier this year, beginning on Friday, November 21, and adding new deals as often as every ten minutes for eight straight days
  • Plus, Amazon will introduce three coveted Deals of the Day starting on Thanksgiving at midnight, as well as three more on Black Friday – this is in addition to thousands of limited-time Lightning Deals at
  • Customers can shop Amazon on any device, including smartphones and tablets, and enjoy top Black Friday deals anytime and anywhere

And if you’re looking to grab a few gadget deals, here are our top picks:

1. Izon Wi-fi Video Monitor

  • Great for new mom’s who want to keep an eye on their baby from phone
  • Syncs up to your phone so you can watch live video feed from phone
  • Black Friday sale is buy one, get one free

2. JunoPower External Battery

  • Equipped with not one, but two USB outlets, so that you keep both devices at your side while powering them up
  • Has a built in high-powered LED flashlight
  • Includes an accurate LCD digital display that always keeps you in the know of exactly how much power your battery has
  • 20-80% off entire site

3. Galileo by Motrr Robotic Deck

  • Galileo’s unique design gives your device the ability to look around in any direction
  • Control remotely over the internet
  • Rotates while you chat or record content
  • 20% off all of their products

4. Singing Machine sold at Sam’s Club

  • Boasts a retro design and hi-fi disco light effects that move in sync with the music
  • Features a series of old-school buttons, giving the machine a nostalgic feel
  • Connects to your TV or monitor with an included cable for scrolling lyrics on screen and easy viewing so you and your friends can sing along
  • 40% off on Black Friday

Click here to watch the segment. What are some of your top picks for shopping apps and gadgets?

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One Comment

  1. I love this article! I’m going to share it again and again– for BLACK FRIDAY!!

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