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Mobile Coupons

Photopon Lets Users Create Personal Coupons with Mobile Photos

photopon appIf you think sharing your everyday food photos is not enough, perhaps you should consider turning it into a coupon with this Photopon App. It’s a fun way to send small savings to friends and families while giving them a bit of a personal touch.

The app uses your location to find deals and discounts from participating retailers. To share the discounts, take a photo using your smartphone, insert your own personal captions, and share via Facebook, Twittter, or email.  One problem with the location-only model is that you can only share coupons when you are near an establishment, presumably so you can take a relevant photo.  Read more

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How To Find Coupons With Your Phone

One of the best things about shopping online, besides doing it from the convenience of your own home that is, is all of the deals. Amazon has led us shoppers to expect cheaper prices in the e-commerce world than we expect in stores. And if it’s not on sale or there isn’t a discount being offered, you can always hunt around on sites like retailmenot.com to find a coupon code for the retailer you are shopping with.

Well now, that kind of  attitude can enter your in-store shopping brain, thanks to a number of new smartphone apps designed to help you find coupons from manufacturers, retailers, restaurant chains and movie theaters, while you are out and about. Using location targeting, apps like Yowza!! and Qponomics let you find deals based on your location. You can search by city or specific retailer to see what’s being offered up on any given day. Coupon Sherpa has coupons for a host of retailers and fast food joints.

Cellfire and GroceryID are great apps to open up in the grocery store, as both offer deals from major grocery chains on brand name products.

Walk Into Walgreens, Check In to Foursquare and Get a 50% Off Coupon

woman in grocery mobile

Walk into a Walgreens, pull out your mobile phone, check in to Foursquare and get 50% off an Arizone Ice Tea.  That’s the new experience being offered by a partnership between Walgreens and Foursquare, and it seems pretty attractive.  New uses of social media like this provide a win-win-win situation, where foursquare gets another check-in and interested user, Walgreens gets a sale and the user gets a discount.  It’s surprising how little this kind of couponing service is currently being used, but I have a feeling this will be big in the future.

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