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Must-Have Tools and Apps for Holiday Shopping

Every year, the holiday sales start sooner than they did the year before, and increase in number by… a lot. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are already overwhelming, thanks to technology. A new store seems to open every day! Luckily, we can use technology against itself by utilizing these great apps and web tools that make shopping (and saving money) during the holidays way easier.

Shopping Online iPad

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Web Apps

Honey

When you’re shopping online, it’s always smart to check for coupon codes before hitting the final “checkout” button. Honey will automatically look for any coupons for the site you’re on once you start the checkout process. If there are several codes for one store, Honey will test each code and automatically apply the code that saves you the most money.

PromosPro

Clearly, we’re a little biased, but as one of the leading coupon databases online, we are happy to provide you with thousands of coupon codes and promo codes to help you save money. PromosPro even has coupon codes for Etsy shops! Anywhere you decide to shop throughout this holiday season, we’ve got the promotions that will help you keep your money in the bank.

Ebates

Now this is truly a must-have. Nothing saves more money when you’re shopping than a web app that literally gives you money back every time you shop at once of their hundreds of qualifying stores.

Dealspotr

Imagine a place where every deal on every major website – even the smallest of deals – was posted, ranked, and validated by users so you know the codes and coupons aren’t phony or expired. That is Dealspotr. It’s a community of sale-chasers that post every sale or coupon they come across, then try to use it and validate whether it works or not, while providing the expiration date and all restrictions. It’s a one-stop-shop for anyone who isn’t sure where to start their holiday shopping.

Using Tablet to Shop Online with Coupons

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Phone Apps

Shopular

Shopular is like a wallet for your coupons. This app will use your GPS location to show you the best deals in your area, so if you’re a mall warrior when it comes to holiday shopping, this is a must-have. Not only will it give you notifications about extreme savings nearby, but you can use coupons directly from your phone when you’re at the register! In a way, this app ensures that you to get the best online deals in-store. So, when you’re standing in line getting ready to buy clothing and you see that coupon for 30-50% off sweaters and jeans at Old Navy, Shopular will help you score immediately!

Flipp

This brilliant little app will store all of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions as flyers in a library for you to easily access. With over 800 store partners, you can have literally thousands of weekly deals at your fingertips. Flipp also has a built-in shopping list and you can “clip” coupons for the products on it.

Waze

Last but definitely not least, Black Friday sales can be excruciating if you’re in a car. Driving on the shopping holidays is like gambling – you could win and it could end up perfect, but it’s more likely that things will be hard and fruitless. Waze can give you the real-time updates you need to navigate the streets of your city. Avoid road work and accidents, receive suggested routes, and help report traffic hazards so others can avoid them, too. This is a must-have!