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How to Use Mobile Coupons & Savings Apps

Learn how to use mobile coupons and savings apps in this Howcast video.

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I'm going to share some quick information on how to use mobile apps and coupons. When we think about mobile apps, you know, going out shopping, having our phone with us, they can be pretty useful. One of the biggest uses that I have found is being able to do comparison shopping. There's several apps out there where you can actually scan a barcode and get different prices that's available for that product, maybe at neighboring stores or online.

What's really interesting here is that when you scan that, and when you think about the potential of applying an online coupon code, maybe some free shipping, and cash back, oftentimes, you can save a heck of a lot more than just buying that product online versus in stores. There's some other ways to use your mobile phone, though, when you're out shopping. Many stores actually offer mobile coupons, which means that you can go to a variety of different sites, or it might be the store's website or other coupon aggregators, and they'll send you coupons to your phone. So, you can actually go and, when you're making your purchase, show your phone at the end of that purchase, and that discount will be applied.

Now, this can be a little tricky. Right? Technology is still working, and everything is trying to catch up. But ultimately it's a QR code or a barcode. So, those kind of square code that's kind of gobbly-gook, or a barcode that's like a series of lines. And you'll show your phone and apply it, and they'll scan it just like they would scan a printable coupon. And that discount will be applied. You got to be patient, though, right? Because if we think about all of the different merchants and the different POS systems, or Point of Sale systems, that they have, they may or may not work. So, be patient. Try them. They may not work. If they don't, it's okay. You can either not make that purchase and make it online, or just try another store. So, that's kind of how you can use and find mobile coupons.

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