The free Cellfire app for the iPhone and iPod Touch has been around for some time to enable you to save money with paperless grocery coupons that are linked to store loyalty cards, but before now I’d only tried out the service on the Cellfire website. If you’re not familiar with Cellfire, it’s a site that lets you select coupons that are saved on your store loyalty card and deducted when you swipe your card at check-out.
I really like the Cellfire app because I can check for manufacturers coupons while I’m in the grocery store right from my iPhone, select the ones I want, and then when I get to check-out the coupons are already loaded onto my store loyalty card. No need to print out or clip coupons.
It’s worth noting that Cellfire is only linked to a few grocery chains right now, including Safeway (Randall’s, Tom Thumb, Dominick’s, etc.) and Kroger (King Soopers, Ralphs, Dillons, etc.). Cellfire coupons also do not double the way paper coupons do. However, if you live in a market with these chains, Cellfire offers a convenient way to save on groceries.
Have you checked out the free Cellfire app or maybe tried out Shortcuts.com, which also enables you to grab paperless coupons from the web or your cell phone? I’d love to hear what you think. Be sure to check out all the posts in my 30 Days of Money-Saving Apps series.