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The App Man's Cyber Monday Shopping Tips

11/21/2012

Our resident tech guru, Jared Hoffa (aka "The App Man"), stopped by the studio today to tell us about the hottest ways to get holiday shopping deals on Cyber Monday. Check out the apps and websites he suggests below:

Featured Apps:

Snap Tell - www.snaptell.com
-For dedicated in-store shoppers, SnapTell is one of the fastest ways to see if a product in stores can be found at a lower price online. Run by Amazon, SnapTell has users take a quick photo of the item of their choice and then runs it through an image recognition database to see where its advertised online. The photos work best with books, DVDs, CDs and video games. Users can also scan barcodes for information.

TGI Cyber Monday - www.tgicybermonday.com
-This app aggregates Black Friday advertisements. The coupons from these ads are then listed in the app and can be browed by date, store name, or category. If you don't want to read through all the listings, you can input product information directly into the app to search for deals on that specific item. There is also a shopping list feature, which allows the user to keep track of everything they plan on purchasing. Users can also share coupons/deals with friends via email, Facebook, and Twitter. Featured Websites:

www.Momfinds.com: Shopaholic editors (and Moms!) curate sales for readers and list the best deals to be had on Cyber Monday.
-Facebook.com: A lot of stores' pages will feature deals and discount codes on Cyber Monday. (Example: Kohl's) - www.facebook.com/kohls?ref=ts&fref=ts

Amazon: www.amazon.com/Cyber-Monday/
- Sign up for daily deals e-mails so you won't miss tomorrow's deal or our best Cyber Monday deals.
- Like them on Facebook to receive updates about deals, Cyber Monday, and exclusive Amazon content.
- Follow @amazondeals on Twitter. They'll tweet about Cyber Monday, all our Deals of the Day, and Lightning Deals.
- Install the Amazon mobile app and shop their deals from anywhere, even when you're back at work on Cyber Monday

eBay: deals.ebay.com/black-friday-cyber-monday
- Details on the Bliss Spa/ebay Black Friday event: On the most frantic shopping day of the year, eBay is teaming up with bliss spa to offer FREE manis, pedis and foot massages to savvy shoppers. From 9am-9pm on Black Friday, November 23, at BLISS Chicago (At W Chicago-Lakeshore), consumers who booked a free appointment on www.ebay.com/buyinbliss will enjoy a soothing treatment while they shop for great gifts  available new and now  on eBay Mobile.

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