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.
WhatÃ¯Â¿Â½s up people? IÃ¯Â¿Â½m Jaymar Cabebe, and welcome to Tap That App - the show where we cover the hottest apps for your mobile device. This week, weÃ¯Â¿Â½re 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, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s got a major focus on smaller, local spots. No big-box retailers. ScoutmobÃ¯Â¿Â½s 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 doesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t sport one of those annoying countdown timers. It doesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t pressure you to Ã¯Â¿Â½purchase this coupon by midnight.Ã¯Â¿Â½ In fact, Scoutmob doesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t 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 hereÃ¯Â¿Â½s 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, IÃ¯Â¿Â½m sorting by distance. Then--this is important--BEFORE tapping Ã¯Â¿Â½USE THE DEAL,Ã¯Â¿Â½ make sure youÃ¯Â¿Â½re already standing near the deal location. Because if youÃ¯Â¿Â½re 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 youÃ¯Â¿Â½re there, and youÃ¯Â¿Â½ve clicked Ã¯Â¿Â½USE THE DEAL,Ã¯Â¿Â½ 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. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m just sayin. And just a note-- coupons can only be used once, BUT you can always check the Ã¯Â¿Â½Return Perks,Ã¯Â¿Â½ to find different deals, specifically for repeat customers. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s that simple, folks. No printing and no paying for anything upfront. Scoutmob is available on iOS and Android. And if you donÃ¯Â¿Â½t live in a major metro area, you might want to check to see if it covers you before downloading. ThatÃ¯Â¿Â½s it for this week. If you have any other apps youÃ¯Â¿Â½d like us to tap, send them along to firstname.lastname@example.org. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m Jaymar Cabebe. Thanks for watching, and I will see yÃ¯Â¿Â½all next time.