NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If you’re one of the many planning to hit stores for some Black Friday shopping, be prepared!

Sree Sreenivasan, tech expert from our partner network CNET and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s chief digital officer, has what you should do now before you open your wallet:

  • Check out to see lots of deals much earlier this year.
  • Two apps that will give you plenty of tips are the TGI Black Friday app and Fatwallet’s Black Friday app. Both let you see deals from dozens of stores and search by category and work well on iPhone and Android.
  • Be sure to check out Yahoo Shopping and CNET’s Both are great ways to ensure you find the cheapest possible prices on items you have your eyes on.
  • Deal sites like and let you find out about deals, coupon codes and one-time offers appearing and expiring throughout the weekend and Cyber Monday.


Sree Sreenivasan is CBS2′s technology expert. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook  and on his personal siteEmail your questions with “CBS New York” as the subject line.

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