With a little help of your smartphone, score in-store savings based on your location. Marcy shares how taking two minutes to download a free mobile app can help find discounts near you.
You left the house to return borrowed (and somewhat chewed) library books and on your way to take your toddler to your sister’s house, you notice you are blocks from the mall. You think to yourself, “Run errand now or make time to do this later?”
In the interest of location, you opt for stopping now. With high hopes of running in and out without making a little somebody cranky, you quickly get in, grab what you wanted, and head to the register. You hesitate, “I wonder if this is the best deal.”
Realizing you just don’t have time, you pay for your purchase and get back on the road.
On busy days, sometimes it is rather difficult to think about looking for a coupon. But getting discounts no longer has to feel like a game of hide-and-seek.
A few weeks back at a girls’ night event, a friend squealed with excitement to share a new way to save money with me. It’s a free mobile app called GeoQpons. Since then, I downloaded this easy tool that finds coupons near where I am, where I am traveling, or alphabetically by store name simply from my cell phone screen. All I have to do is open the app, pull up the coupon, and show it to the cashier. And, I can even email the coupon for printing to friends and myself. We’ve gotten discounts on deli sandwiches and on a new kitchen faucet (ours suddenly broke).
How do you find savings on the run?
– Marcy, Taking Clipping Out of Couponing