Black Friday is less than four days away and I’m feeling the stress of keeping all the deals straight. A new resource that I’ve found helpful is the RetailMeNot app and they have recently released version 2.0 (make sure you update if you had the older version). Oh, and in case you wondering, the app is free to download 🙂
This app has been so useful, especially when I haven’t prepared for that particular shopping trip. Usually, I’ll plan ahead which places I need to go to and what I have to buy. That makes it easy to check the RetailMeNot website for current discounts and coupons while at home. Recently, though, I’ve been finding myself at the store and realizing I have no deals on hand. I shudder to think about paying full price! That’s when I really rely on the RetailMeNot app to track where I am and pop up any deals for store that may be nearby. I love being able to save on the fly!
The updated 2.0 mobile app will be even more valuable now that it includes:
- Location-based coupons available at more than 500 geo-fenced shopping malls across the country by Black Friday
- Map services that identify nearest store locations to redeem in-store coupons
- Simple, easy-to-use interface with curated “Hot Deals” from popular stores and access via search to RetailMeNot’s best online and in-store coupons from thousands of merchants
- Ability to save coupons for later use, helping consumers organize their shopping excursions
- Coupon expiration alerts that message you when your saved coupons are about to expire.
- Push notification to consumers of relevant coupons
- Ability to add RetailMeNot coupons to Apple’s Passbook
- Supported on iPhone 5 and iOS 6: optimized for new screen size and features.
If you’re still unclear RetailMeNot’s mobile tool, check out this page and watch the embedded instruction video. In an effort to help consumers ‘get h-APP-y’ and celebrate the unveiling of version 2.0, RetailMeNot is offering a fantastic giveaway. Every day from now until Nov. 19th, they are giving away an iPhone 5. You can enter here.
So make sure you are well-equipped this week as you brave the shopping center crowds by downloading the free RetailMeNot app. I hope this new app saves you a ton! 🙂