While you're hanging out with Brian & Chrissy on Black Friday at Colonie Center for Rush-giving, check out these great Black Friday deals thanks to the Times Union!
C’mon get appy:
Save time, stay sane and streamline savings with these money-saving shopping apps. All are available on both Android and iOS, free of charge.
Black Friday by FatWallet.com: Compare deals from more than 1,000 stores; swipe through retail ad-scans; get alerts when deals go live and find out if a better offer is out there.
BlackFriday.com by Venture Media Labs: This shopping app not only features the ads, but also the opportunity to pin deals and search for the lowest prices on items you’re tracking on your wish list. Cartwheel: If you’re a Target shopper, I can’t recommend this app enough. It’s free and features dozens of digital discounts — sometimes as high as 60 percent. Click the offers you want and the cashier will scan the accompanying barcode at checkout.
RetailMeNot: This is one of the best go-to apps for online and in-store coupons. There are restaurant coupons as well that you can use toward late-night noshing.
Slick Deals Black Friday app: The mega-deals site’s holiday-specific app features ad scans, offers, coupons and a community forum where bargain hunters can share deals. You can also customize the app and set up specific alerts for items you want most.
TGI Black Friday: The app is only available around the holidays. On it you can view ads and store hours, download scans, create a shopping list and compare prices for items to confirm you are getting the best deal on Black Friday.
Holiday price matching:
Target: The store typically price-matches competitor’s store and online prices. However, matches for prices offered Nov. 28 through Dec. 2 by Target, Target.com or a competitor are excluded.
Wal-Mart: According to the upcoming Black Friday ad, the store will ad-match Black Friday prices, online or in store (including Amazon), but the item must be in stock and all price matching is at the manager’s discretion.
Toys “R” Us: Price matching from printed advertisements will be suspended for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. They will also not price match online prices for the week of Black Friday from Sunday, Nov. 23, through Cyber Monday, Dec. 1.
Best Buy: Price-matching is common practice, but items for sale Thanksgiving day through the Monday after Thanksgiving, whether offered by Best Buy or a competitor, are excluded.
Radio Shack: The electronics retailer will match any printed price and take an extra 10 percent off. The temporary policy only applies to the items on the first page of Radio Shack’s Black Friday flyer. You’ll need to bring a competitor’s ad with you. They won’t match online offers.
FOR MORE CHECK OUT THE TIMES UNION.COM
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