While the annual shopping excursion called “Black Friday” isn’t new, the excitement over the biggest shopping day of the year is. In this poor economy, everyone is looking for a good deal. While traditionally it was always the kickoff to the holiday shopping season, it’s now also the day when you can get the best shopping deals, whether the purchases will be used as gifts or kept for oneself. For those who don’t want to miss a single good deal on Black Friday, FatWallet.com has announced an app just for that.
The Black Friday app is designed so that no one ever has to miss a single deal on the Friday after Thanksgiving. While the main site, FatWallet.com, is designed as a catchall point for all good deals, the app is meant as an easy guide to either look for a particular sale or alert you of potential sales. It’s still early in the season, so there aren’t any deals for 2011 yet, but there are deals from the previous year listed, just to give those viewing the app a taste of what’s coming.
The deals are listed both by stores as well as categories. The stores include Best Buy, Kohl’s, Sam’s Club, Dick’s Sporting Goods, etc. The categories include Computers, Clothing, Sports & Outdoors, Toys & Games, etc. Looking at the list, it’s hard to imagine that there’s a store or product out there that isn’t covered.
All the deals in that particular category or at that particular store are listed with the price conveniently being listed next to it. It allows you to easily peruse the deals to find the ones you want before clicking on them.
Clicking on the products listed shows you the exact deal being offered. It lists the product, the price, and shows where the deal can be found. This particular deal shown for the Boxee is nearly $100 off the price listed at Amazon. Additionally, the app allows you to mark the deal as one of your favorites, or share the information, either by copying it to the Pasteboard, emailing it, or texting it.
Favorite products won’t be saved until you sign up for a membership with FatWallet.com. It’s easy enough to do from the app itself. Once you’re signed in, you can save your favorite deals in one convenient place under “Views”, for easy access before heading to the stores. With all of the deals in one convenient place on your iPhone, it allows you to head out to the stores with a definitive plan of action to be sure you don’t miss a single deal, whether you’re saving your purchases for gifts or giving them to yourself.
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