Black Friday: Apps to download before you shop

Black Friday shoppers at Target
Black Friday shoppers at Target

For frugal fanatics, Black Friday is the ultimate time to save. Customers clip coupons and set alarms for 4 a.m., but waking up from a turkey coma is the last thing that some shoppers want to do on that Friday after Thanksgiving. Before pitching a tent in the Target parking lot, consider downloading some retail apps that save users cash, time and possibly even sleep.

Go high-tech with electronic applications. (And for those who aren't fluent in app speak, an app is short for application. It refers to an Internet application or program developed specifically for use on a mobile device like Apple's iPhone or Google's Android.) Retailers are launching apps to help you shop, and save money. So in advance of the holiday season, we here at WalletPop have compiled a list of apps for some of the top retailers.