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Best Black Friday Apps for Your Smartphone
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-- As consumers gear up for one of the biggest shopping days of the year, experts say access to the best Black Friday deals are right at your fingertips.
Patrick Allmond, a social media expert says the "Black Friday" app by Dealnews allows shoppers to map out the best sales in their area. The application also lets shoppers keep track of deals in real time. This saves consumers time and money on Black Friday.
"As you're leaving one mall to go to the other, you can say 'okay, what are the deals right now?'" said Allmond, "because the deals may have changed."
For shoppers who want a break from big box, national retailers, Allison Bailey, an expert with Shopcrawlr.com, recommends the "Keep It Local OK" app. Shoppers can get an up close look at many boutiques and restaurants across the Oklahoma City Metro.
"It is a great way to use your time efficiently," Bailey explained.
Bailey says while the "Keep It Local OK" app can help you find some great shops, the best way to keep track of special sales and promotions is through social media.
"All of these local retailers do deals and sales like the national chains do," said Bailey, "but they send them out through e-mail, or Twitter, or Facebook."
As for shoppers who prefer to avoid crowds and shop online, Allmond says there's also an app that too.
"If you're someone who's a little too stuffed from Thanksgiving, and you don't want to venture out in the stores, you just want to sit there and click, then what you can do is sit there and use the Cyber Monday app," he said.
The TGI "Cyber Monday" app shows consumers some of the best deals from hundreds of online retailers. Allmond says regardless of which apps you choose to download, make sure you're able to compare deals side-by-side.
"Try to avoid the ones that are specific to a certain store, and look for the ones that hit multiple stores," said Allmond.
All three apps are available for iPhone. The "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" apps are also available for Android.
Posted: Tuesday, November 20 2012, 09:53 PM CST
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma lawmakers have begun the process of appropriating millions of dollars in emergency funds to help pay the cost of recovering from tornadoes that have ravaged parts of central Oklahoma.
Separate committees of the House and Senate on Tuesday approved a plan to appropriate $45 million from the state's Rainy Day Constitutional Reserve Fund. The money will go to the State Emergency Fund to help recover from a massive tornado that struck Moore on Monday, killing at least 24 people. A separate tornado on Sunday left two dead in Shawnee.
Republican Sen. Clark Jolley of Edmond says the money will help the Department of Emergency Management match disaster aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or to pay costs not covered by federal dollars.
Senate Bill 249: http://bit.ly/18fTLv0
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