MyCoupons the website is now ready for your Android Phone, so they say. You can search for coupons for specific retailers, coupon and promo codes and get discounts for retailers both online and in front of you, so they say. MyCoupons app can find nearby in-store offers for you by using your Android phone's GPS abilities, so they say. Well, it will find them provided you live in the US.
Actually, provided you live near the coupons they provided. All 25 of them.
Here's the demo screenshot from AppBrain. There isn't much more to the program than this. There's three menu choices, and the search screen.
I took the app out of the Market for a brief test drive. There are three menu options: Search, Near Me, and About. Unfortunately, you won't know these are the menu options until you actually click on them, because the items display as blank rectangles with gray dots. Only when you click on them can you see each menu choice name.
Search says you can peruse 20,000 coupons (according to the app). I searched for coupons at some of the major retailers in my area. Each choice resulted in the same error message:
There are no coupons available in your area. Please try again later
When I typed the letter "S" (after failing to find coupons at Safeway, a major supermarket in Northern California), the app said there were 25 coupons found. So I did a search on S. I got the exact same screen above. Only a few sported a logo, most had the red-meteor-orbiting icon showing it was "working." But nothing else was found. And the only one of these businesses I'd even heard of was Domino's Pizza. Vocelli Pizza, the first coupon listed, is located in 8 mid-Atlantic and southeastern states. Donut Connection has locations in most of the Eastern US, plus a few other midwestern states.
Needless to say, a search on just the letter A also gave me 25 coupons found. What a surprise. The list looked a mite familiar.
Near Me gave the exact same results as my search for S. And A.
This is the kind of coupon the app can provide, assuming you could use it. Each coupon has an offer code which the merchant can take note of. All you should have to do is show the merchant your smartphone with the coupon displayed.
In case you can't read that tiny little disclaimer at the bottom, pay attention to the last sentence: Business reserves the right to refuse mobile coupons.
There is no point installing MyCoupons until they add those 20,000 coupons promised. Looks like they have 19,975 to go. Here's the QR code if you insist.
Source: Talk Android
PITTSBURGH, August 24 -- Wolfe.com, LLC owners of MyCoupons® is pleased to announce the release of a brand new mobile application for use with Android powered phones. MyCoupons.com has been the destination of choice for savvy online shoppers since 1995. Consumers can use the application to search for exclusive MyCoupons coupons, coupon codes, promo codes and discounts from both local businesses and online businesses. The MyCoupons mobile application will be available at no cost in the Android Marketplace.
The Android application is the latest in a series of upgrades MyCoupons in order to enhance the user experience. This included a complete web site redesign as well as an increase in the number of coupons available. There are currently 30,449 active coupons, 8,113 active partner merchants and 148,726 active merchants listed on site. The release of the Android app provides visitors the opportunity to use all of the resources of MyCoupons from anywhere with an Android cell phone signal. Local coupons are pulled from the MyCoupons system based on the cell phone's GPS coordinates. An individual coupon can then be selected and physically shown to the local merchant for redeem. Each coupon has an offer ID on it, to ensure its validity. "We're moving very quickly into the mobile space and are very excited about our Android App," says Kevin Flynn, Director of MyCoupons.com. "We developed it to be fast and user friendly to fit the lifestyle of the mobile consumer."
Founder and CEO of Wolfe.com, Jason Wolfe, commented, "The enhancements to MyCoupons and the release of our MyCoupons Droid App continue to prove that Wolfe.com is the leader in rewards, loyalty, prepaid, gifting and coupons online."
About Wolfe.com, LLC:
Wolfe.com, LLC is the owner and operator of GiftCards.com; MyCoupons.com; OmniPrepaid.com; WRL.com; Swapagift.com; OmniCard.com; and GiftCodes.com. Wolfe.com is based in Pittsburgh PA. For more information visit www.wolfe.com