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Smart Phones and Coupons

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Smart Phone Savings

Smart Phone Savings

Have you ever had a great shopping trip planned revolving around certain high value coupons, only to reach the store and realize you didn’t actually bring aforementioned high value coupons? Well, maybe I’m the only one, but that has happened to me more than a couple of times! I hate it. I mean, I mega-seriously-deep-down DETEST when that happens! As a lifelong penny pincher, when I have a plan for some serious savings, and my own scatterbrained moment costs me some great bargains….ooooooo, it burns my butter, lemme tell ya! Thankfully, with my recent free upgrade to a smart phone, I’ve found a solution to many of these disappointing moments.

We were going to Party City to get a banner for our son’s upcoming first birthday, using a 20% off coupon I had found. Horror of horrors, we were nearly to the store when I went into my purse to get the coupon and realized I didn’t have it!! Well, I was pretty peeved, to say the least. However, I had a blessed “AHA!!” moment! I used my smart phone to search http://retailmenot.com for a coupon from Party City. Sure enough, there it was. I saved it to my phone’s main screen and headed into the store with high hopes. We got to the register, and it worked! They scanned my coupon right from my phone’s screen! My savings were…well….saved by the magic of technology!

Maybe everyone else has been using these smart phone dealimabobbers for ages, but I only got mine in the past couple of months. I am so thrilled when I’m able to use my new technology to help save money for our frugal family!

Moral of the story: If you have a smart phone, next time you forget your coupons at home, it may just save your savings, too. Now, if only I’d always remember that fact… 😉

Does anyone else forget her coupons and start kicking her own hiney?

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4 thoughts on “Smart Phones and Coupons

  1. You should download the GeoQpon app! In Old Navy the other day the person in front of me didn’t realize their paper coupon was expired…I was able to offer them a different one from my phone!

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    • That is great! I’ll have to see if that is available for a Nokia Windows phone. I’ve had trouble finding any good coupon apps available on my phone, which is probably the only thing I don’t like about this model. 🙂

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  2. Great save!!! I never would have thought of that!

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  3. Thank goodness for smart phones! I refuse to spend full price on an item at Michaels or ACMoore craft store because there is ALWAYS a coupon in the paper each week. If I forget to bring one, I just pull up the website on my phone and have the cashier scan the bar code that way. Such a life savor! 🙂

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