Can you believe the holiday shopping season is almost upon us, pressing down with the weight of a thousand suns and squeezing the last bit of cash out of your bank account? Black Friday deals can be a little misleading – not everything is actually a deal anymore. The new SlickDeals Black Friday app is now in the Play Store to help you save some cash later this month. If that's not enough, FatWallet dropped its Black Friday app in the store a few weeks ago.

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The SlickDeals app has plenty of features, including notifications of new and updated ad leaks, full scanned ads, filtering, and discussion boards. The design is not very Android-y, but it still looks pretty good. Note, this is separate from the regular SlickDeals app, which lists all the deals posted to the site. The FatWallet app looks a little less polished, but it's not the quality of the app that matters, right?

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Both apps are free in Google Play and already brimming with Black Friday deals. With both the big players in deal-finding on Android, you should be able to plan ahead a bit better and not end up storming the doors at Best Buy at 5AM.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play.

  • syxbit

    this shouldn't be an extra app. Why didn't they merge this into the main app

  • Derek Duncan

    My buddy wants the S4 or Nexus 5. That price of FREE for the S4 at BB really looks good compared to the $149 N5. Anyone think there will be a deal on the N5?

    • Gandalf_Teh_Gray

      S4 is getting older everyday, but free is nice. Depends on if he cares more for the latest tech or wouldn't mind giving that up to save money.

  • b00sted

    kinda related anyone know where/how I can pick up the note 3 cheapest for VZW? looks like the "VERIZON30" code no longer works so not really sure if I should just hold out or just bite bullet on amazon..