Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tech MustHaves with Technology Expert, Mario Armstrong

Are you looking for a great gift this holiday season for your loved one at a deep discount? Or perhaps, a great travel app that allows you to save money at hotels across the United States? If so, you’re in luck! Tech expert, Mario Armstrong joined me for a last minute interview on Friday to discuss the must haves everyone needs on Black Friday and Cyber Monday!





Candace Rose: So how can we best prepare for the holiday shopping rush?

Mario Armstrong: “I think the first thing is really make sure you are identifying what you want to buy for the family member- really research that and research that online. Go online, find the deals. And if you see something that you really like, don’t assume the deal is going to get better. If you see something that you like that’s in a budget that you can afford, make the purchase then and there because there’s a limited inventory there this year. The specials are going to be changing a lot and frequently, so if you see something you like that’s at a budget you can deal with, go ahead and make the purchase.”

Candace Rose: What should we be looking for in the latest big screen TVs?

Mario Armstrong: “You want LED. At Black Friday time you want to buy the best technology for the least money. There’s an LG television, it’s going to be a great deal for the holiday season. It’s a 55 inch screen and it looks absolutely gorgeous with the LED technology- beautiful backlit display and the colors pop and are vivid. Here’s the thing- this TV would normally be around 15 to 1600; it’s going to be around $1,000. You’re going to save a tremendous amount of money on that particular television. It’s a really great deal.

There’s also deals on phones and tablets and games. Like Android phones- this one here (please see video above for details) is a great Android powered smartphone, it’s affordable too. It’s made by Samsung, called the Galaxy Centura. It’s available on Tracfone, and you can get it with a monthly payment as low as $7 a month. It has three times the data, three times the talk, and three times the texting on that as well, so lots of great features.

If you also want to save some money and get a great deal on a tablet, the best tablet out this season is the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX. It’s perfect for the entire family. Multiple people can use it, you can set up multiple profiles on it. It has 11 hours of battery life on this thing. It has really cool features- the mayday button, which is live video help that you can get access to right on the Kindle device; and also something called Kindle FreeTime, which gives you parental controls as well. Go online (Amazon) and you can buy an app from 50 to 90% off. So things like Angry Birds or Monopoly or any of that stuff. Don’t buy any of that stuff at retail, get it at a discount. They even have some free apps of the day. You can even gift an app, so go to if you want to do that.

For the gaming- Sims 3, Candace…for teens and up. This particular starter pack has three games in one for only $15. Create those unique Sims and have a lot of fun game play. The other one that they have is Sims 3 Into The Future, which is really great with imagination. It’s a fun game to play and that has 20% off as well, so you can get those games at

Now, Candace, after all of the shopping you do…I know you get a little hungry, right? We have a great deal from Bonefish Grill. You can go right to their restaurant, and if you buy a $100 gift card, you will get a $20 gift card in return. Bonefish Grill is known for their great market fresh seafood, they have something that’s really popular called the Bang Bang Shrimp, and they have some wood grilled specials there as well. Log onto to find a restaurant near you.

Last but not least, Candace, for those traveling for the holidays, I want this to be stress-free and save you some money. I have a free app that I want you to download and check out- it’s called Hotel Tonight. I use this app for a lot of my travel because I get last minute deals at across 200 destinations across the globe. The app looks beautiful, Candace. You can see images on the inside, you can read the reviews, you can get the maps…and you get significant discounts on really great hotels. Plus they’re giving you $25 if you use the app and you book your first night through the app- they’ll give you an additional $25 off if you use the code: codeblackfriday.

So tons of stuff! There’s got to be something here for everyone on somebody’s list.”

Candace Rose: Well, thank you as always, Mario. Where can we go for more information?

Mario Armstrong: “Good question- it is a lot that we covered and I want to make sure people can take advantage of these specials. Go to the website: (that stands for Black Friday and Cyber Monday).


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