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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Many stores started releasing their Black Friday deals over the last week!  The good news for us is that means we can start planning our deals out early.

While there is a lot of preparation we can do in advance, it’s also nice to have some mobile apps and tools at the ready for when we are standing in line waiting for the stores to open, or want to do a quick comparison shop to see if a price is good or not. You can even read reviews on some of them so you’ll know if you are really getting a good buy!

Amazon’s Price Check App  – FREE

Most of us know that Amazon’s typical prices tend to beat out a lot of other stores. Comparing the price of a large brand name item is always a good starting point! Scan, type, take a picture of or say the name of any item and it will instantly pull up the Amazon prices.

Red Laser App- FREE

If you want to compare items across local stores, you can also download the Red Laser app. This is great for price matching other big box stores instead of driving all over town!  Scan anything and it will show you the price on that item at nearby retailers.

Google Shopper – FREE

google shopperFor online price comparisons, Google shopper is probably the best. They search hundreds of retailers and even compare prices based on the cost of shipping, which is helpful when you are trying to get the best overall deal. This app has a ton of info, which can make it both helpful and a little cumbersome to use when you are in a hurry.

Decide Mobile App – FREE

This app tracks the prices of popular items over time and helps give you an idea of whether it’s a good time to buy or wait. The free version has quite a few limitations, but it’s a good quick glance at whether a deal is exciting or not.

Are there any other tools you use to make sure you are getting the best price on Black Friday?

    • wendyc33

      As i much as i love a good deal and a good price. I am a small business owner and these apps are hurting those stores. We see people come in and scan those all the time, and walk out. It hurts small business companies. If they would talk to us about pricing we might could work with someone and give them a lower price, but amazon is hard to beat. just a fyi if you use them and find a lower price elsewhere talk to the owners of the store and see if they will match it, or at least work with you on price.

      • SnoMom

        I really appreciate you making readers aware of this situation and offering a very helpful suggestion!

        • M+10

          I’m with SnoMom. We need small businesses in this country and I am all for supporting them. Thanks for the info Wendyc33!

    • Coupons.com has mobile coupons that you can add to your Passbook (it’s only available for iPhone 5 or iOS 6 users) and show to the cashier to get your discount. All you have to do to add coupons is go to http://www.coupons/com/passbook from your phone. They have coupons from stores like Michaels and Old Navy.