Black Friday Shopping Tips

With Black Friday just days away, Canadians will be pulling out their iPhones and iPads to shop for all the loved ones on the list, find the hottest deals, and navigate the busy malls.

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With holiday shopping in full swing, everyone is gearing up for Black Friday. What better way to navigate the hot offers, sales and shop than with your iPhone or iPad. With a slew of apps available on the App Store, Passbook and with the Apple Store App at your fingertips for all of your favourite Apple devices and accessories, you will be equipped to find all of the latest deals and cross all those last items off of your list.

There will be promotions on Friday November 29th at all Apple stores.Customers who shop online will receive free shipping. Shopping event prices will be valid only on Friday November 29th.


Shop at the Apple Store

Apple Store App

When you’re on the go, the Apple Store app is the best way to research, personalize and buy products from Apple. You can also use it to make Genius Bar and workshop reservations at the Apple Store. Now buy gift cards and email them to friends and family right from the app. These gift cards are easily integrated with the Passbook app to use at your favorite Apple Retail Store.

Here’s what you can do with the Apple Store app:
– Research and buy the latest Apple products, accessories and software, and get them shipped to your door. Or reserve selected products for pickup at an Apple Store.
– Custom-configure a new Mac with the options you want, including larger drives and more memory.
– Personalize an iPad or an iPod with free engraving, plus get signature gift wrapping for select Apple products.
– While in an Apple Store, quickly purchase accessories on your own with EasyPay.
– Request help, check in for reservations and meet up with a Specialist at the store.
– Make Genius Bar and One to One reservations and sign up for workshops and events.


Find the Latest Deals

RedFlag Deals The *new* RedFlagDeals™ App for the iPhone and iPod Touch makes it easy to stay on top of the latest Canadian deals, coupons, and freebies! View deals on a map for discounts around you and save money by browsing and sharing in our community forums. Discover where Canadians have been saving for over 10 years!

Shopwise Canada ShopWise™ saves you time and money and enhances your shopping experience. It’s your everyday shopping app. Find great deals on thousands of products all across Canada and get instantly hooke


Groupon  Groupon delivers unbeatable deals for 50—70% off the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in more than 500 cities located mostly on earth.


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RedLaser -Barcode Scanner

Rated as a top shopping app by The New York Times, The Today Show, Fortune Magazine, Time Magazine and CNN Money, RedLaser helps millions of shoppers shop smarter every day – and it can help you too! Never overpay again – RedLaser helps you find the best prices, coupons, and deals for all your favorite products and stores, online and locally.


ShopSavvy (Barcode Scanner)

ShopSavvy is making shopping simpler, easier and more fun than ever before! With a super sleek design and more merchants and products than any other app, ShopSavvy can help you find the best and local prices, reliable product info, and allow to shop anywhere you want. Be the first to see cool products from your friends and other shoppers by following them and their lists, or be a shopping superstar by creating lists of your own for other users to follow.

Manage Your List

mGifts – Gift List Manager $0.99

mGifts organizes your gift giving by keeping you on budget and managing your gift list to make sure your friends and family get a great gift from you. mGifts for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch makes it easy and convenient to see how many gifts you’ve still need to get, how many gifts you have purchased and how much money you’ve spent on each person or group. mGifts also allows you to view your gift list by store, event, group or person helping you stay on budget while giving you the assurance that you’re not missing anyone when it comes to celebrating those special days of the year.


Gift Plan $2.99

The app for any occasion. Manage and track your gift lists and purchases, note special occasions, and  create and update profiles for all the loved ones on your lists.

No More Socks – The Christmas List Genius  – Free

The ultimate gift list and gift buying toolset. Planning, sharing, shopping, reminders, inspiration and much more. No More Socks is great for Christmas but also for all other events, all year round.

Sizer $1.99

Sizer application can help you to choose the right size of clothes in the U.S., Europe, the U.K., Japan or Russia. All you need to know is one of the sizes — the application will tell the rest. Making a shopping trip to another country, online purchasing and an unexpected gift to your beloved will be easier when you can convert sizes on the go.


Navigate the Mall

Use the FastMall app to navigate any mall, or, many malls, including the ones listed below, have custom apps aimed to help customers find their favourite stores, and update on contests and daily deals.


FastMall™ is a truly exciting, helpful interactive experience and community that allows you to find, then be guided turn by turn to restrooms, stores and restaurants at shopping malls around the world all without using GPS or WIFI. Remember where you parked your car, add a text, photo or video review of anything you would like and share it with the world, check in at the mall or stores you love and of course shake your iPhone to locate and then be taken to the nearest restroom! Use a baby stroller? Use a wheelchair? FastMall™ allows you to select ELEVATORS ONLY as an option so you can easily get around the mall!


Fuel Up While you shop

Shopping is hard work! Thirsty or hungry – locate the closest spot for a latte, donut or Big Mac

Starbucks – Free

The official iPhone application from Starbucks! In addition to paying from Starbucks for iPhone, you can now add a Starbucks Card to Passbook. It’s the fastest way to pay at Starbucks – just scan and go!
Timmy Time– Free

Find the closest Tim Hortons location to you.

McDonalds – Free

Find the closest McDonalds and enjoy a Happy Meal.


Take Transit with Ease

Traffic can be nuts during the holidays. Navigate the roads or public transit with ease


Transit is the simple and beautiful way to get around. (works in many cities including Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Victoria, Calgary, Winnipeg, Quebec City)

Maps for iOS7

Maps gives you turn-by-turn spoken directions, interactive 3D views and the stunning Flyover feature to help you find your way to your favourite parade destination.


Uber is your private driver in over 50 cities and 20 countries. Request a ride using the app and get picked up within minutes. On-demand service means you always have a ride right when you need one. Compare rates for different vehicles and get fare quotes in the app. Add a credit card to your secure account so you never need cash on hand. Easily set your pickup location on the map, even if you don’t know the exact address. Get connected to your personal driver and track your Uber in real-time. Sit back, relax, and ride anywhere you want. We’ll email you a receipt when you arrive at your destination.


Shop your Favourite Store 

Find the latest deals, and grab your favourite gifts – all from the touch to your iPhone or iPad. Here are just a few examples.


Toys R Us

Babies R Us






Canadian Tire 

Home Depot

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