Mashable | 5 Free Android Apps to Help you Survive Black Friday

http://mashable.com/2012/10/23/black-friday-android-apps/

Even though it’s only October, holiday shopping has already begun, and Black Friday is around the corner. Everyone knows that Black Friday is the busiest (and craziest) shopping day of the year. If you’re willing to brave the early-morning doorbuster lines and crowds, then here are a few Android™ apps from Google Play™ to help you survive and succeed this Black Friday.

The Night Before Black Friday

Plan your shopping strategy with the Christmas Gift Planner app. Track spending, gifts purchased, gifts mailed and gifts wrapped for each person. Advanced features include barcode scanning, password protection and more.

Whether you’re going to spend a night camped outside of a store or just hiking from the last aisle of the mega-mall parking lot, you’ll want to plan ahead with the Go Weather app so you know just how many layers to wear … and whether to bring your snowshoes.

While You’re Waiting in Line

In the market for electronics? Use the CNET Scan and Shop app to help with your research. Scan product barcodes, instantly access the latest CNET Editor and User Reviews by product name, even while you’re out shopping.

While You’re Shopping

Shop a lot and get something back this Black Friday. With the Shopkick app you can earn rewards for coffee, restaurants, gift cards, Facebook credits and more — just by walking into some of your favorite retailers, and get even more rewards and discounts from scanning and purchases.

After a Busy Day of Shopping

Undoubtedly, any Black Friday shopping success will also be accompanied by a bit of bookkeeping. The Slice app makes tracking your receipts and purchases simple and intuitive, and even helps you track packages so you know your gifts have been delivered.

Black Friday Bonus App: After a long day of shopping, you’ve definitely worked up an appetite. While you’re waiting in line, or even before you’ve left the parking lot, check out the restaurants on GrubHub and place your order for delivery and pick up — no need to eat leftovers or dine at a crowded restaurant.

Do you know a great app to make Black Friday shopping easier? Let us know in the comments below.

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