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.
Today, in SnipSnap news, SnipSnap’s CEO and founder Ted Mann is featured on Philly.com’s Business section. He dishes the details on how SnipSnap got started and became couponers’ top choice in the app store.
I got a coupon I took a picture of on my iPhone. The first place I tried it was Babies R Us. When I got to checkout, I said, “I don’t have my coupon, but I took a picture of it. Can you scan it?” Once I redeemed one and somebody asked me, “What’s that app? I want that app.” I said to myself: What if there was an app, and what would it do?
What next for SnipSnap? An Android version of the is oh-so-close to release and manufacturer coupon support is on the horizon! Check out the whole interview here.
One of my absolute favorite new features of SnipSnap 2.0 is the option to create personalized coupon bundles. Why? Here’s my current situation:
I’ve snipped 522 coupons and counting. That’s a lot of coupons, too many even for me to redeem in the foreseeable future. In the old version of SnipSnap, the way to keep track of your best bets was to add them to your “Favorites,” but now you can actually curate multiple coupon listsorganized around category, shopping trip, or store. These coupon lists are what we affectionately refer to as coupon “bundles.” Bundles are super easy to create and incredible useful when you’re ready to hit the register at your favorite store. Here are some of my coupon bundles:
As you can see, I like to make sure I always have food coupons, wherever I go. I’m pretty proud of my “Fast Food” coupon bundle, which is chock-full of free burgers, fries, and milkshakes. Before I add any coupon to one of my bundles, I make sure that all its information (like its expiration date) is correct and that it’s a valid offer (not a single use coupon). That way, every coupon I add to my select coupon bundles should be a breeze to redeem.
Trust me, once you start using bundles to organize your favorite coupons, you’ll never want to turn back. But, if you want a short cut to having great coupon bundles at your fingertips, you can follow your friends’ coupon bundles for immediate, organized savings. All you have to do to follow a friend’s coupon bundle is open his or her profile, tap “Coupons” under the profile picture, then tap “Bundles” at the top of the screen. Tap on the bundle you want to follow and then tap “Follow.” Now your friend’s coupon bundle will appear with yours in your profile and you’ll have easy access to all his or her favorite deals.
TIP: Just like you can mark your individual coupons private, you can also mark your coupon bundles private. Simply slide the privacy setting option “on” or “off” whenever you create a new bundle or adjust an existing bundle’s settings.
Make sure you follow me in SnipSnap so you can share in all of my delicious meal deals, plus my holiday toy picks, Target favorites, top sporting goods coupons and more!