So right now I am a little bit obsessed with preparing for Black Friday. It is less than a week away, thanks to stores opening on Thanksgiving night. (Boo). For the past 4 years, BFAds.net has been my go to site for looking at the Black Friday ads. They have scans off all the flyers and you can easily make a shopping list for each store you want to hit. In past years I have used this site to make and print my list and carry it with me to each store.
But this year I have an iPhone and I honestly don't have the time to sit at my laptop going through all of the ads. There is a free BFAds.net iPhone app, which I downloaded and installed a few weeks ago. This app allows you to browse through the list of deals by store and make your shopping list. This is great for me because now I will have my shopping list right on my phone with me and don't have to worry about losing my paper list, like I did last year.
However the app doesn't contains the full advertisement scans, understandably since that would take up quite a bit of space. But this morning I figured out a way to easily view the full advertisements on my iPhone.
How To View Black Friday Ads on Your iPhone
1. In your iPhone Safari browser, go to http://bfads.net/Adscans. You will see the list of stores and under each store is a few ways to download the advertisement. Go to your desired store and then click on the PDF icon.
2. It may take 30 seconds or so for the file to download and open. Once you see the advertisement on the screen, tap once anywhere on it. In the top right corner the button for "Open in iBooks" will appear. Click on this.
3. You will then be brought to your iBooks app, where the PDF advertisement will be stored until you delete it. It is super easy to swipe through pages in this app. Much better than scrolling up and down in the Safari browser.
4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for as many advertisements as you wish to download. They will all be stored in the PDF section of the iBooks app and you can view them at your leisure.
I feel so brilliant after figuring this out this morning and I just had to share it. Now I can easily go through the ads and finalize my list. And tonight my sister-in-law and I are meeting offer coffee to come up with or Black Friday Strategic Plan. I CAN'T WAIT!