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5 of the Best Coupon Apps For Smartphones

Are you tired of searching through pages and pages of newspaper coupons like a grandma just to find a couple of good deals? Are you annoyed by the endless stream of emails with coupons and other promotions that are never for what you actually need? Lucky for you, the world of smartphone apps has completely changed the world of coupons. If you’re like me, this is pretty exciting stuff, because the entire process is now customized and streamlined to save you time and money.

Here are 5 of the best coupon apps for smartphones. All of these apps are free and available for both Apple and Android devices. Whoo hoo!

Living Social

Living Social makes the claim that you’ll get to discover the best that your city has to offer on the cheap, and you’ll have access to all of the most interesting experiences at the top local businesses. There are new offers available everyday with coupons and deals for restaurants, bars, retail stores, day spas, travel packages, and much more. Whether you’re planning a girls’ day out in town or a weeklong tropical getaway for your family, you’ll be able to do it all on Living Social. Make sure to use the subscriptions page to sign up for your preferred deals.

Living Social gives its users the opportunity to earn free deals by sharing their purchases with their friends. You can send links via email or post them on Facebook or Twitter. When three people purchase a given link, you’ll get the deal for free.


Groupon strives to provide deals on the best products and services available. They only partner with top-rated businesses, meaning that you can feel comfortable venturing out of your normal shopping or dining routine and trying something new. You can browse all available deals in your particular region or narrow down the search to specific categories including restaurants, bars, entertainment, day spas, gyms, retail shopping, home improvement, and car care.

Groupon also has tabs for featured deals, getaways, goods, occasions, and gifts. Whether you’re looking for a special treat for yourself or someone else, Groupon makes it easy to get exactly what you need. Browse gifts aimed for women, men, or children or look at the most gifted deals or treat yourself deals. Groupon gift cards are available as well.

With the Groupon app, you can search, purchase, and redeem Groupon deals right from your smartphone.

Google Offers

The Google Offers app makes it possible to find offers from any location for all of your favorite Google products and services. They have deals for retail shopping, restaurants, bars, classes, events, travel, beauty, health, automotive, and more. The more deals you take, the more customized recommendations Google will be able to provide for future purchases.

Any time you find a Google offer, you have the option to use it right away or save it for later. You can access all of your saved offers in your “My Offers” tab, the Google Maps mobile activity page, or the Google Wallet app.


At GeoQpons, you can browse top products, items on sale, or product categories, including everything from automotive to children’s products and services to groceries. When you want to use a coupon in a retail store, simply present the coupon image on your GeoQpons smartphone app to the cashier. When you want to use a coupon for an online purchase, type or copy and paste the code into the coupon box during checkout.

If you want to find coupons for local stores, click on the Local Stores tab. You’ll see the available coupon options for each store in your area. Any time you find coupons or stores that you like, save them as “Favorites” so you’ll be able to find them again when you need them.


Retail Me Not boasts that you get to save when you want, where you want. As you are shopping in any kind of mall or other retail area (such as a strip of stores downtown), Retail Me Not sends you deals that are based on your current location. With coupon codes available for everything from clothing to entertainment to food to electronics, there is something for everyone.

Check out daily hot deals or browse trending or category deals. Have you been frustrated with other coupon apps because it’s tough to find deals for your preferred stores? Retail Me Not lets you bookmark your favorite stores to find their deals quickly and easily. Whenever you do find coupons that you want, you can use them right away or save them for later.

About the author:

Kristen Gramigna is Chief Marketing Officer for BluePay, a credit card processing firm, and also serves on its Board of Directors. She has more than 15 years experience in the bankcard industry in direct sales, sales management and marketing.


One Comment

  1. I often use retailmenot in line at the checkout. It is amazing how often it has saved me money.

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