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The holiday shopping season is almost here. Check out these five Black Friday apps to save you money before the bargain hunting madness begins on Nov. 23.

- The  "TGI Black Friday" app features ads from major retailers. You can also use this tool to create your own shopping list. The app will even send push notifications to your phone when deals are posted. It's available for   iOS  and  Android .

-The "Deals.com" and the "Shopkick" apps both feature coupons. Shopkick is available for iOs and Android

"Deal Taker" and "Fat Wallet"  apps let you compare the best deals this holiday shopping season. 

Another tip: search "Black Friday" in the Apple app or Google play store for additional apps. Happy shopping!

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