Published on November 23rd, 2012


Black Friday – the Christmas shopping season has begun!

Today is Black Friday in the USA! Black Friday is the name given to the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, the shops open early hosting their promotional sales with hundreds of prices slashed to kick of the Christmas shopping extravaganza. This is the busiest shopping day of the year and we can’t think of a better excuse to divulge in some indulgent retails therapy! Here are some amazing shopping apps to help you splash your cash this Black Friday:

1. Skinflint

Skinflint is an independant price comparison application for IT hardware, consumer electronics, home & garden, sports & leisure and health & beauty. The application allows you to compare prices on the go and even scan a barcode to locate the product you are looking for. The app will then locate the nearest place to purchase this product and display the varying prices, allowing you to find the cheapest price. Search for products by product name or alternatively scan the barcode directly into the Skinflint app! The app also displays reviews and customer opinions of products and all price include delivery cost also so the price you see will be the price you pay!

Price: Free

2. vouchercloud

Vouchercloud gives you access to a wide range of discount vouchers and exclusive offers for your favourite shops, restaurants, pubs, bars, days out, entertainment, health and beauty and many, many more! All offers can be downloaded and used immediately in store or stored for later use. The app uses GPS to search for the best deals closest to your destination, so you can browse straight from the shop to see which offers you can use. The app provides you with great savings, special offers and discount codes to ensure you look after your pennies!

Price: Free

3. Showcase by Twenga

Consider this an Amazon with only the products you want and need. With personalised shopping catalogues packed with brands that you love, cool products and something new every day Twenga brings you Showcase. This app has worldwide support and is available in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Brazil, the United States, Poland and Russia allowing you to purchase products that are available in all of these countries. Showcase also supports several languages making it available for almost everybody to use.

Price: Free

4. Groupon

Groupon app gives users acces to the best deals and offers on things to do, see, eat and buy in hundreds of cities around the world. Each morning users will receive daily deals delivered straight to their phone for the best deals of the day with discounts of 50%-90%. With the Groupon app you can buy and redeem deals directly from your device and keep track of all your purchased deals by location and expiration date. Share your favourite offers with friends and family via Twitter.

Price: Free

5. Auto Trader Mobile

The Auto Trader Mobile app brings the Auto Trader magazine straight to your device. Search listings to find used, new and nearly new cars and bikes in your area. Once you have found a vehicle you like you can either call the seller straight from the app or save the vehicle for later in the ‘My Garage’ area of the app. For each vehicle you will be provided with the vehicle spec data, expert and owner reviews as well as high quality image galleries. save your favourites to your garage and access them through your iPhone OR PC at any time. The advanced search feature allows you to enter a wider range of specific details to ensure a more specific and catered search.

Price: Free

Celebrate Black Friday in style by shopping on the go, straight from your device. Get the best deals with apps such as vouchercloud and Groupon to make sure you are looking after the pennies! These apps make shopping easy and you can do it all straight from your sofa at home – hassle-free and simple!


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