Two weeks from today will be Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season will officially kick-off with the craziness that is Black Friday 2013. I have been going shopping on Black Friday since I was in middle school and I’m looking forward to going out again since I have my trusty Samsung Galaxy S4 this year. Disclosure: I received a free phone and compensation for being a Blogger Brigade member for US Cellular.
Black Friday 2013
I began going Black Friday shopping with my mom when I was still in school. She would wake me up and we’d go to the mall to hit up the big sales. I still go shopping on the day, but it’s now with my boyfriend. I also will browse the sales online on Cyber Monday. I think Black Friday 2013 will be easier for me because I plan to use my smartphone this year to help me.
This is actually the first year I have owned a smartphone on Black Friday. So, I intend to take full advantage of it. According to Mobile Commerce Daily, I’m not alone. On Black Friday last year, mobile shopping accounted for 16 percent of online sales and that number is expected to exceed 20 percent this year, and a recent U.S. Cellular survey showed that 39 percent of their smartphone customers use their smartphones for shopping. To that end, I wanted to share some tips to make Black Friday 2013 the most enjoyable one yet:
- Black Friday App – This free app is the ultimate Black Friday survival guide. It allows users to browse “leaked” and verified ads. It also allows users to price compare against the best online prices or find a store’s nearby locations with a tap. Using this app saves time and helps determine where to get the lowest price.
- CardStar – This app frees up space in my purse by allowing me to enter my rewards cards into my account. Then, I can access them right from my phone and the cashier can scan the barcode on my phone.
- Amazon Mobile – This useful app will allow me to make purchases right from my phone.
Additionally, you can pick up the newest and best electronic devices from US Cellular during Black Friday 2013. You can now get the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c at US Cellular. Plus, they are now offering the iPad Air with a range of attractive data plans that will allow customers to connect to its fast 4G LTE network with speeds up to ten times faster than 3G. So, will you be out shopping on Black Friday 2013 or using your cell phone?