This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CNET News Video: Tech Minute: How smartphones can end coupon-cutting
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CNET News Video: Tech Minute: How smartphones can end coupon-cutting

1:02 /

This holiday season, let technology help you find the best deals on presents. It's always frustrating to be at the checkout counter ready to have your purchases rung up when you know you have a great coupon for that store...sitting on your kitchen table. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on two new smartphone apps that ensure your savings are always in your pocket.

-Long gone are the days of clipping coupons from weekly mailer. Simplify your life and savings by downloading these easy apps. RetailMeNot has a newly developed Smartphone app for both iPhones and android's search by specific store or by category like food or apparel. If you chose to use your coupon in store, you'll simply need hand over your phone to the clerk for a quick scan of the bar code. This app has the potential of saving your serious cash. And the best part, it's free. SnipSnap is also a free app, but only works on iPhones. Scan and photos of your physical coupons so you can keep them all in one place or search other people's scanned coupons and snip them into your file. One thing I like about this app is that it reminds you that you have a coupon for a store once you enter its vicinity and alerts you if one is about expire. Now, that's smart savings. In Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS news.

New releases

Swap your iOS 8 keyboard for these...
0:59 September 19, 2014
With iOS 8, you can use a different keyboard than the default. Check out these third-party alternatives.
Play video
2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat...
5:50 September 19, 2014
The 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack has the muscle car power (and fuel economy) to back up its nostalgic...
Play video
Compact, budget Samsung Galaxy...
2:01 September 19, 2014
This wallet-friendly Android phone fits nicely in the hand, but has a few drawbacks you'll want to know about...
Play video
Line up for an iPhone 6, get a...
2:11 September 19, 2014
Why do people wait in line for days at Apple stores for the latest iPhones when they could preorder online?...
Play video
3D Pocketcopter crowdfunding soars...
5:13 September 19, 2014
This week on Crave it's your last chance to order a Pocketcopter that doesn't exist, run for your lives from...
Play video
The Blendtec Designer 725 is too...
2:33 September 19, 2014
A significant design flaw keeps us from recommending this high-end appliance
Play video
Genius hacker Walter O'Brien tells...
3:11 September 19, 2014
When Scorpion makes its debut on Monday night, it will bring hacking and computer security to prime time like...
Play video
The hidden features inside iOS...
2:04 September 19, 2014
Brian Tong shows you the features inside of iOS 8 that you might not know about.
Play video