It’s amazing to think that what started as a simple way to not forget coupons at home has grown into a full-blown mobile-coupon revolution!
Many thanks to all of you for embracing SnipSnap and helping turn it into such a vibrant couponer community. As a show of our gratitude for helping us get to 1 million users, we’re going to award one lucky SnipSnapper with a $100 Visa Gift card.
Happy Monday! This week’s tip is here to make sure you know how to store all your mobile coupons in one place. SnipSnap was originally conceived to capture, digitize, and organize your print coupons, but, did you know you can use SnipSnap to store mobile/Internet coupons too? Check out this tutorial on how to upload screen captures (vs. photographs) into the SnipSnap app.
You can take screen captures of coupons from just about any source on your smart phone. You can capture coupons from web sites in your phone’s browser; you can use pictures you’ve taken previously of print coupons; you can even import screen shots of coupons from other applications, like Facebook. Did you know you can upload screen shots of your text coupons into SnipSnap too?
Of course, you want to keep all of your mobile coupons in one place for organization’s sake (think about condensing that mammoth coupon binder into one, sleek, smart phone app). But the biggest reason to upload all your different kinds of mobile coupons into SnipSnap is so you can take advantage of location and expiration reminders.
Today, I’m going to show you how simple it is to upload text coupons into SnipSnap. Many restaurants and retailers, like Arby’s and Jo-Ann Fabric, allow you to sign up via web or mobile app to receive text offers to your mobile phone. (Here’s a tutorial on how to sign up for text coupons and ten top stores to get you started.) Text message offers are sweet and simple, but you might forget about them soon after your text notification sound goes off. What’s the solution?
Take a screen capture of your text coupons as soon as you receive them and then easily upload them into the SnipSnap app by using the screen shot icon next to the camera icon. Text coupons are generally very legible and clearly spelled out, so they captured very nicely in SnipSnap. Tada! Now you’ll receive expiration and location reminders so your text deals don’t go bad.
Since text message coupons are generally not single use or limited to their original recipients, you can SnipSnap other users’ text offers too and you don’t have to mark yours private.
That’s all there is to it! Just another way SnipSnap makes it easier (or just plain possible) to save money with minimal effort.
When we launched SnipSnap 2.1 back in January, the world of mobile couponing instantly became more social. Now you can follow your friends and favorite extreme couponers in the SnipSnap app, plus create and subscribe to custom coupon bundles. Users now have access to a live Discover feed that displays, real-time, which deals are being snipped and redeemed by couponers across the country. You can share your coupons with the rest of the SnipSnap community and invite your Facebook friends to download the app, but did you also know you can also share coupons with your social networks? If you find a great deal that’s worth a status update/tweet/text/email, share it!
Sharing is easy. Just visit your favorite coupon’s home screen and tap “Share.” Then select to spread the word via Facebook, Twitter, SMS, or email. You can customize your message/status update/tweet from there!
Facebook offers are spreading like wildfire; people love coupons! So share your favorite SnipSnap offers with your friends. Especially all those coupons for free coffee. Because, seriously, who doesn’t need those?