While some moms might want to brave the craze of Black Friday, we say a big “no thank you” to that madness. The best deals are online, anyway — and who can beat the convenience of shopping from a mobile device? Get organized, get discounts and avoid the lines this holiday season.
Make a plan. Use apps like Evernote for reminders and gift ideas, Mint for budgeting and Brad’s Deals for great online deals. Some companies, like Cabela’s, will even send you text alerts of daily deals all season long.
Follow your favorite brands. If you’re a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram user, like or follow your favorite brands online for discount codes and sale information. Search hashtags like #BOGO, #Sale and #wishlist.
Sometimes, there’s no way around it. You must visit a retail location. Skip the crowds with the Visor app. Request a picture of a location or line with your phone. A user who is at the location will take a picture for you.
For a more detailed look at how to use your smartphone to score great deals, check out this infographic: