A few weeks back, we counted down the top 10 deal apps for Android, and while deals are great and all, in some cases, they sell out quickly and involve crazy lines and waits in order to get them. Coupons, however, are something that once you get them, you have until they expire to use them. Most of us get more coupons than we'll ever need in our weekly newspaper, but we generally only care about a few of them. Smartphones have made many things easier, and couponing is yet another example. No longer do you have to fill envelopes up with coupons and sort through them in line at the store. There are plenty of Android apps that help you sort your coupons, and that give you even better deals than those in the paper. So, read on as we count down the top 10 best Android coupon apps.
10. SnipSnap Coupon App
SnipSnap allows you to take a picture of any physical coupon you want to use and store it on your phone. This allows you to easily sort and manage the all of your coupons. The app also uses your device's GPS to alert you when you walk into a store you have coupons for. SnipSnap can also alert you when a coupon you have saved is about to expire. Finally, SnipSnap gives each coupon it offers a success rate, figured by other users who have tried that coupon. SnipSnap is free.
CouponCabin allows you to many of the same things as SnipSnap, but in a cleaner interface, in my opinion. The app allows you to break down all of the available coupons by category, store, expiration fates, and more. You can also add your favorite stores and get alerts when new coupons in certain categories are added. CouponCabin also shows the cheapest gas prices around. It is free on the Play Store.
TapSave is a coupon app that focuses mainly on coupons in retail stores. Let's say you're in Target and don't have enough cash to buy everything you need. With TapSave, you can open up the app and search for a coupon for Target that may not be advertised in your local paper. You can also, of course use TapSave to buy things online and apply coupons to those purchases. Most stores allow you to purchase the product right in the app, making for a very simple process. TapSave is free.
7. Coupons & Shopping – GeoQpons
GeoQpons, as you can tell by its name, really focuses on deals and stores near you, but still archives many coupons from major retailers, such as Target and WalMart. GeoQpons also gives you the ability to scan a barcode of an item and see if there are any better deals on it, or if any coupons are available. It, much like other apps, can also alert you when a coupon is about to expire. GeoQpons is free on the Play Store.
6. Best Coupons and Deals
Best Coupons and Deals offers a lot of the same features as other couponing apps, but really needs some work in the design department. The screenshots of it in the Play Store were taken on a device running Froyo, which should really show you how dated the design is. Some features include hot deals, which send push notifications when an amazing deal is discovered, as well as the ability to add your coupons and sort them by date, store, and more. Best Coupons and Deals is free.
5. Grocery Smarts Coupon Shopper
Grocery Smarts Coupon Shopper is an incredibly powerful app for finding the best deals on groceries, but much like out number seven app, really needs some work in the design department. Another issue you'll have is making sure it has deals available in your city and stores. The app indexes coupons from Target, Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid and Wal-Mart and breaks down the weekly ads for each store. It is free on the Play Store.
4. Groupon – Daily Deals, Coupons
Groupon has been in the news a lot recently, but not necessarily for good reasons, as its CEO just left and, well, it isn't making money. So far, though, this hasn't affected the actual service, though. Groupon breaks coupons and deals down into the cities they are offered in. It focus mainly on daily deals and not necessarily weekly coupons like the most of the other apps, so it may not be the best couponing app to use, but is still a great way to find deals. It is free, too.
3. Mobile Coupons and Deals
This app aggregates coupons from stores all over world, such as Old Navy, Gap, Forever 21, Starbucks, and more. It also brings in many retail weekly ads for stores like Target and Best Buy. It covers 1000 malls across the United States and allows you to narrow down the deals by location, too. It offers a very clean and uncluttered design and all of the coupons are guaranteed to work because they are hand picked. It's free on the Play Store.
2. RetailMeNot Coupons
Anyone serious about couponing has heard about RetailMeNot. It offers hundreds of thousands of coupons in a single app, but there is a downside to that. I've run into several coupons that have incorrect expiration dates or that simply do not once. But, every once in a while, you'll find a killer coupon that does work. RetailMeNot is free on the Play Store.
1. The Coupons App
This app basically takes everything we liked about the other ones and combines it into one, sweet package. It offers the ability to save coupons from your physical ads, in addition to ones you find inside the app. It allow you to scan a barcode of an item and see if there are any better deals on it, or if any coupons are available. Best of all, it indexes coupons from a huge list of restaurants and stores. You can also share those deals with other people by text or email. It's free on the Play Store.