I haven't actually gone shopping on Black Friday since my mom made it a thing when we came home from college. It was not nearly as crazy then. Now I don't even have to feel guilty about missing great deals. Last week the minds behind a new app (for iPhone on iTunes now, coming soon for Andriod) treated a bunch of Bay Area bloggers to brunch and a shopping spree at Santana Row to try our the new app, savvy.com.
It's got two main functions that I haven't seen on any of the rampant shopping apps and deal sites out there. If you buy something at a place that promises to match the price difference, just scan the receipt after purchase and you get a notification when the price goes down. We just bought a TV from Best Buy - it was already on sale, but you never know. You can also put items on a "watch' list and it'll alert you (via email) when that item goes on sale or reaches the price you are willing to pay. I don't shop a lot these days, but I admit I treat myself on a hellish week, and nice to know I don't have to obsessively check whether a price went down (not that I ever have).
We got paired up to test the new app out on my iPhone and Kari and I had a blast. Here's her review. Limited stores right now, but Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Best Buy and Container Store are a few of them.
Thank you Savvy for funding some fine shopping. I just downloaded the newest version of the app, much easier to use.
Disclaimer: Savvy gave me a lovely brunch, plus some cash to use to go shopping to test out the app. The words and opinions expressed above are my own. I will receive no further compensation nor any sort of commission for publicizing the Savvy shopping app.