It's almost that time of the year when serious shoppers make their plans and work to earn bragging rights for the best Black Friday deals.
However, experts say you should not rely on newspaper flyers this year.
Instead, shoppers should turn to smartphone apps to get those killer deals.
The Black Friday app allows you to check out ads the minute they are released, create a wishlist and find the lowest prices on everything your are tracking on your wishlist.
The RedLaser app allows users to scan a product's barcode and it finds the cheapest price in the area for that particular item.
If you are not really into planning out your shopping trip, the Shopular app will alert you of coupons or deals when you are in a store or mall. In fact, you don't even have to open the app.
The TGI Black Friday app sorts through different products and stores, while allowing you to create a wishlist. It also is easy to share your favorite deals via social media or email.
If you are loyal to your favorite stores, experts suggest downloading each retailer's app to get the best and most comprehensive information available.
One of the most popular businesses on many Black Friday shoppers watch lists is Walmart.
Now, the retail giant says it is making a big guarantee.
“So if you’re in line between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. for one of these items, even if we run out in stores, you're going to get a card where you can redeem an item and it will be shipped to you wherever you want,” said Erica Jones, spokesperson with Walmart.
There are nine items on that one-hour guarantee list.
Fat Wallet app has sorted through many of the Black Friday ads and put together their annual 'Top 25 List of the Best Deals'.
You can also find the info on the Fat Wallet website.