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    Black Friday Deal-finding Apps

    With Black Friday right around the corner, chances are you’re already – or about to be – on the hunt for lots of good deals. No need to flip through a bunch of printed ads, however, as PC Mike Wendland shows you in his report this week about apps that can help you find the best deals. DealNews scours the web for deals on everything from laptops and shoes to clothing and more. Keep track of special deals, find the best coupons, and even get a few freebies. Sign up for alerts for specific items. And with 300 deals a day vetted by experts, you’ll never have a lack of…

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    Back to school shopping apps for 2017

    The busy summer season and thermometer may indicate otherwise, but make no mistake: back-to-school shopping time is upon us. As PC Mike Wendland shows us, however, it doesn’t have to be a painful process with the right app. Ebates helps you shop and save money through cash back rewards, coupons, and more at about 2,000 retail and wholesale stores. Using the app doesn’t involve much more than downloading it and signing up. You can earn up to 40 percent cash back. Pay close attention for chances to get double the rebate, too. The app is free for iOS and Android. If you’re out shopping and worried another retailer might have…

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    Back to School Savings Apps

    For parents and students alike, the countdown is on for that first day of school – and with that comes the inevitable back to school shopping. But with the right app, shoppers can a fighting chance at getting the best possible deals. Retale shows the latest ads for dozens of retailers, from Kmart and Target to CVS and Rite Aid. Type in your ZIP code for the latest circulars near you. Retale also lets you search for specific products, practically guaranteeing the best deal, and it can be set up to send an alert when the price of an item drops. The app is free for iOS and Android. The…

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    Christmas Gift Buying Apps

    We’re officially into the holiday shopping season and that means lots of money being spent on lots of gifts – and a need for a way to keep track of it all. Here are three apps can make gift-giving way less stressful. Santa’s Bag is one of the best with its ability to import recipients, set budgets, plan gifts and create wish lists. When you’re ready to hit the store, you’ll have everything in a list that will help make sure you have everyone covered and still have money for New Year’s Eve. The ad-supported app is free for iOS. GiftPlanner lets users manage gift-giving for the holidays and other events…

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    Black Friday Shopping Apps for 2015

    Finding the best deals leading up to, on, and beyond Black Friday isn’t hard – as long as you know where to look. A number of apps can make it easy to make sure you find the best bargain. ShopSavvy helps you find great deals before you head to the store – or even while you’re there. The app allows you to scan the barcode on an item’s package or tag and then displays how much it costs in other stores, instantly letting you know if you should buy now or head to another retailer. You can also sign up to receive weekly deals from favorite retailers. The app is free…