I imagine you love coupons as much as I do or you probably would not be stopping by this site! While paper coupons maintain the highest redemption rate, the number of mobile coupons redeemed is expected to increase more than tenfold this year (up from just 4% in 2009), according to Harris Interactive.
If you want to start using mobile coupons, here are a few sites and apps to check out:
A&P: A&P launched a new program to offer Club Card shoppers mobile coupons by text message. Shoppers go online to opt in and input their Club Card number. Shoppers will then receive texts with coupon codes. Users simply respond and the coupon will be added to their Club Card account, and the value will be deducted when they purchase the item and swipe their Club Card.
Shoppers at sister stores Waldbaums, SuperFresh and The Food Emporium can also access mobile coupons by using a mobile web browser to add coupons while on-the-go to their loyalty cards. These special savings are part of the Red Tag Online Savings program.
Cellfire: Cellfire offers two options. Not only can you access Cellfire.com from your cell phone to add grocery coupons to your loyalty card for stores in the Kroger, ShopRite and Safeway chains, but you can also access mobile coupons to be used at restaurants and local retailers.
Just show your cell phone at check-out to redeem your coupon. I’ll be honest, though, the number of non-grocery coupons on Cellfire is pretty limited. I tried several zip codes and could find little more than coupons for Sears Portrait Studio and 1-800-Flowers.
Coupon Sherpa: The Coupon Sherpa application is available for free to iPhone and iPod Touch users. Just search for coupons and show the mobile coupon to the cashier at check-out to receive your discount.
MobiQpons: MobiQpons is a free app available for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. Using geo-location technology, MobiQpons will pull up coupons for stores near you wherever you are. Or, sort coupons alphabetically or even by a list of your favorite stores.
Target: Target launched a new mobile coupon program last month. Just text the word COUPONS to 827438. Once registered, you’ll receive up to five text messages per month. Offers can be accessed at check-out by way of a single bar code on your phone. You can also sign up to receive a text when your local ad goes online.
Yowza: It’s impossible to have coupons on hand for every store or restaurant you may be near. Half the time when I go shopping I end up going different places than originally planned. If this is you too, grab this free app to get mobile coupons tailored to your exact location. Yowza is for iPhones and Android phones.
Do you use mobile coupons? Are there any services I haven’t mentioned that you’ve found especially useful? I’d love to hear about your experiences.