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Black Friday deals for budget-savvy parents: There's an app for that

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Black Friday app spills holiday deals

There's not a mom out there that isn't surgically attached to her iPhone to keep her organized, on time and connected. And there's not a parent out there that doesn't appreciate a great sale or a good discount tip. So why not let your iPhone help you save money on holiday shopping this year with a useful app?

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There's an app for that

FatWallet's Black Friday Deal Finder app is a budget and time saver for busy shoppers. In its second year, it promises to offer even more savings for its users.

"Most shoppers do not have the time and resources to efficiently sort through all the various Black Friday ads to find the best deals, " said FatWallet COO Ryan Washatka. "We created the Black Friday Deal Finder and iPhone app to do the work for our shoppers. With a single tool, users will be able to search for the best deals by store, product, brand or price. There's no better way to plan your holiday shopping on a budget."

This Black Friday Deal Finder iPhone app sets out to eliminate shopping frustrations and missed deals by helping users find exactly what they are looking for and at the best price -- whether they are shopping online or in-store.

As soon as a retailer's Black Friday ad is leaked to the public, FatWallet tags each item in its Deal Finder for easy searching, sorting and shopping. Shoppers can reference specific items in the Deal Finder for price checks and comparison shopping. Starting at the beginning of November, the Deal Finder leaked some of the biggest deals from retailers like Macy's and Radio Shack.

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Back and better than ever

The Deal Finder was introduced last year, sharing more than 13,000 deals from major retailers. This year, it's on track to have the most Black Friday ads in one spot with more than 20,000 listings.

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App features

Users can input and save shopping lists on the FatWallet website to access during a shopping spree, and the app will alert users when those items go on sale. The Black Friday Deal Finder gives users access to FatWallet money-saving resources like Today's Best Deals and Cyber Monday Deals, as well as insider tips. Twitter users can follow @blackfridayFW for breaking Black Friday sales and deals. FatWallet also offers up-to-the-minute sales, coupons and insider tips from a variety of online resources including the Black Friday Forum and the FatWallet Blog.

Check out the Deal Finder online or via the Black Friday iPhone app (free at the iTunes Store).

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