According to Adage, consumers are using mobile tools to find manufacturer deals and make buying lists as they trawl the stores. For a long time, phones have mainly been used for shopping of electronics, entertainment products and restaurants. However, food and medicine are emerging as another category that is attracting mobile shopping.
According to Omnicom Media Group and Microsoft survey, 65% of shoppers want to use cellphones to find in-store promotions, find items in stores and make shopping lists. Courtesy of mobile shopping apps, grocery, beauty and health items are now available without having to rely on traditional coupons. The good news is that most of these apps are free and available on Android and iOS systems and here are a few of those:
Checkout 51 will have a list of offers updated every Thursday where receipts can be uploaded via taking a photo. If there are items eligible for cash back, you can get them at any store. You can also cash out your money once it hits $20. But you must turn in the receipts before the end of the promotion week before 11:59 P.M every Wednesday.
Ibotta is used to offer rebates for products purchased at a particular store, and each store may offer more than one rebates at a time. There are also bonuses to be earned for purchases of selected products. Once you have installed the app, tap a button to unlock a rebate by unlocking a fact. Payments are sent through PayPal as soon as you reach $5. But you can also cash out $2 in the form of a gift card.
SnipSnap app is designed to work with store’s coupons only, and grocery stores are not included. Once you enter a store with a coupon, alerts are sent. Also, you will get alerts when coupons are about to expire. This is one of the few shopping apps that let you share coupons with friends.