Apps to Help You Shop on Small Business Saturday

Posted on 11/22/2011

Big box stores have Black Friday, websites have Cyber Monday and the Saturday in between is now reserved for small businesses. For the second year in a row the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been deemed Small Business Saturday. Created by American Express, organizers are hoping millions of shoppers will descend on their locally-owned stores and shop small in a big way. Navigate your local retailers and find the best deals with the help of these apps perfect for Small Business Saturday.

Goodzer Shop for everything from the hottest holiday toys to the obscure gift at boutiques and small stores in your community with the help of Goodzer. ( It’s a free app that bills itself as a search engine for local goods bringing to light all of the great products you can find in locally-owned shops. Own a local business? Add your store to the Goodzer database.

Look Local
From retailers to restaurants, you can find the best your community has to offer in locally-owned businesses through the free Look Local app. It’s a coast-to-coast app that helps you find the small businesses in your area, connect with them and tell your friends about them.

Search millions of products sold at nearby retail locations as well as online stores with the Slifter app. Get access to local deals and promotions, then share the best ones with your friends and family.

Try It Local
Try It Local is like Groupon or Living Social, except it only features local businesses. Currently in 104 cities, Try It Local says they’ve saved customers nearly a million bucks, plus sent thousands of shoppers into local businesses. Download the free app to access daily deals.

Not only can you find mobile coupons for big name retailers like Ann Taylor and Aeropostale, but you can also find them for your favorite local businesses using the GeoQpons app. It’s free and includes a Local Coupon tab for when you’re hunting nearby deals on Small Business Saturday.

By Alison Storm

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with American Express: Register now to receive $25 back when you spend $25+ at a small business on November 26. American Express is making an effort to support small business and you can too. Spend $25 or more at a qualifying smal business and you'll receive a $25 statement card; register your American Express card to sign up for the offer, but hurry, registration is limited. Offer ends 11/26/2011.

* Hot deals expire quickly. This deal may no longer be valid.


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Posted on 11.26.11 at 4:57 PM

There are some good Christmas shopping apps for android and iPhone at - Great tools to help you find deals !

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