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Coupon Clipping The Smartphone Way
CBS 11 News ^ | October 27, 2011 | Ginger Allen

Posted on 10/27/2011 8:29:07 PM PDT by Immerito

ALLEN (CBSDFW.COM) – There’s a new secret to saving money and getting free stuff in your everyday life. It almost sounded too good and too simple to be true. Our investigative team went undercover to check it out, and you can do it, too.

Clipping coupons could soon be a thing of the past. Now, there’s an app for your scissors! Saving money can be as easy as swiping your finger, or touching a button. Lynette Shofner of Allen never leaves home without her smartphone.

“If I’m going to spend money, it’s going to be at a discount,” Shofner said.

(Excerpt) Read more at dfw.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: app; coupons; smartphone

1 posted on 10/27/2011 8:29:09 PM PDT by Immerito
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To: Immerito

And you can bet that every store you visit and product you buy using the App is being tracked right back to you!


2 posted on 10/27/2011 8:40:24 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Immerito
I use the coupons App on my droid to find the cheapest fuel.
Just opening the App gives me a list around any area I may be.

And those free appetizers at Joe's crab shack are nice.

3 posted on 10/27/2011 8:44:48 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax
Do they have the GasBuddy app for Android?

I use it on the iPhone to find the cheapest gasoline near me.

4 posted on 10/27/2011 8:51:55 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: Immerito

Ok...my ‘smartphone’ is new and I haven’t been instructed on how to download an app. Can someone tell me how to do that?


5 posted on 10/27/2011 8:54:52 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Hello, Hello...Remember me... I'm everything YOU can't control...)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I believe precise instructions vary depending on what smartphone you use.

Here are the instructions for the iPhone, for instance.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4822341_download-apps-iphone.html

Do you still have the paperwork for your phone? If not, do a search for “user’s manual” and the type of phone you have; you should be able to find instructions for downloading apps.


6 posted on 10/27/2011 9:07:40 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

Ok thanks Immerito. I have a Samsung/Captivate. Not much paperwork with it (all online now) and I haven’t taken time to learn about the app part.


7 posted on 10/27/2011 9:22:12 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Hello, Hello...Remember me... I'm everything YOU can't control...)
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To: justlurking
Do they have the GasBuddy app for Android?

Yea, I think they all show the same stations.

8 posted on 10/27/2011 11:19:17 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Immerito

I was watching a tv show on couponing. One gal donated her groceries she got with coupons, to a Ronald McDonald House- that I can see. Coupons I can see if a person wants to take the time etc. But one gal-the program moderator said she had 10K of groceries etc she had paid 1K to get, as the room full of shelves was panned.

Food storage is one thing- but that is worse than stupid. She bragged about being a “shelf clearer” and commented people do not like her. Gee I wonder why.

I also wonder how much of the canned goods etc out date and are thrown out. That is assuming she is smart enough to check an outdate.


9 posted on 10/28/2011 1:19:47 AM PDT by handmade
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To: Immerito

App for iphone and android
http://clippermagazine.com/iphone/


10 posted on 10/28/2011 6:47:34 AM PDT by mom4kittys (See you in another life, brotha)
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To: handmade

From what I can tell most couponers are very careful of the expiry dates.

While I don’t do “extreme” couponing (our local stores are not geared towards that), we do save a lot of money, and only buy the products we normally use. Saved $50.00 today alone. Buy one get one FREE are awesome!

I HATE to let a good coupon expire!

Yes, we do have more than we will use up in one month, but we will use it all. AND, we share with family.

When I was growing up, my grandparents always “canned” foods from the garden. No one thought it strange to put up a years worth of produce that you grew. In fact, it was expected and quite normal. Now people think it’s weird to buy a years worth of canned this or that.

I have never cleared out a shelf, it’s not my style. But because so very FEW people can, or actually will do such a thing, I personally have no problem with it.


11 posted on 10/28/2011 4:04:27 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: Ladysforest

I meant the outdate on the canned goods. The room was floor to ceiling looked like all four walls with food. I hope she shares.

I grew up as you- gardening, canning- most of what we ate.I do can,and dry fruits and veggies. I make beef jerky every so often. Used to make venison but one needs access to the venison to do that. I do work on a year’s supply- twice down through the years I really needed that buffer. My electric wheat grinder will not do oily things like nuts and soy beans. The hand mill will though.

Not a bad way to live.


12 posted on 10/28/2011 4:29:26 PM PDT by handmade
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To: handmade

I know that when I shop for canned foods, using my coupons, I check the expiry date in the store. When I shelve them I always double check the stock. It’s part of the whole couponing thing. We have an agreement that if canned stuff somehow gets to a month of it’s expiry date, it goes to the food pantry. So far we haven’t taken anything to the panty. We do donate at the holidays though.

The last time I sat in front of the food pantry, two really huge woman came out lugging three plastic bags each. They were stuffed. (the bags I mean) They went down the street and got into a SUV.

I also garden, and each year try to add to my list of, “things I know how to can”. It’s an ass-busting way to get food, LOL. But it is very satisfying.

We harvest a deer or two a year from a little piece of land I brought back a few years ago. I figure it covers the cost of taxes (for that property)- which are very high here even for vacant land out in the middle of nowhere.


13 posted on 10/28/2011 4:50:08 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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