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Tap That App: Scoutmob sniffs out nearby deals

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Tap That App: Scoutmob sniffs out nearby deals

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Wanna save some cash? Have Scoutmob sniff out coupons for restaurants and retailers nearby. No printing or pre-purchase necessary.

What�s up people? I�m Jaymar Cabebe, and welcome to Tap That App - the show where we cover the hottest apps for your mobile device. This week, we�re showing off one of my faves: a find-a-deal app called Scoutmob. Now there are a couple of things that set Scoutmob apart from some of its other daily-deal competition. First, it�s got a major focus on smaller, local spots. No big-box retailers. Scoutmob�s creators even say that they hope to encourage local exploration and discovery of some hidden gems. That said, expect to find mostly restaurant and bar deals on tap, with a few other types of retailers sprinkled in. Second, Scoutmob doesn�t sport one of those annoying countdown timers. It doesn�t pressure you to �purchase this coupon by midnight.� In fact, Scoutmob doesn�t pressure you to purchase anything at all. It just hands you some great deals (usually 50% off), and from there, you can take advantage of whatever you want, WHENever you want. So here�s how it works. Fire up Scoutmob, and watch it magically pull up all the deals in your area. Shuffle through the results to find a coupon you like. Here, I�m sorting by distance. Then--this is important--BEFORE tapping �USE THE DEAL,� make sure you�re already standing near the deal location. Because if you�re too far away from that store or restaurant, then the app will refuse to serve up your delicious coupon, and that will effectively ruin your whole Scoutmob experience. Got it? OK, so once you�re there, and you�ve clicked �USE THE DEAL,� just flash your screen to the cashier, or maybe the server at the restaurant, then proceed to put approximately half your cash back into your wallet... unless, of course, you decide to then buy double the food. I mean, the choice is yours, but double the food might be kind of excessive. I�m just sayin. And just a note-- coupons can only be used once, BUT you can always check the �Return Perks,� to find different deals, specifically for repeat customers. It�s that simple, folks. No printing and no paying for anything upfront. Scoutmob is available on iOS and Android. And if you don�t live in a major metro area, you might want to check to see if it covers you before downloading. That�s it for this week. If you have any other apps you�d like us to tap, send them along to tapthatapp@cnet.com. I�m Jaymar Cabebe. Thanks for watching, and I will see y�all next time.

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