Do They Have An App? – Frugal Tip

I came across this tip quite accidentally a few weeks ago when I went shopping for some craft supplies. We have a store called “Hobby Lobby”. They send out a weekly flyer with what supplies are on sale along with a 40% off one regular priced item coupon. I’ve used the coupon a few times in the past, but usually either forget to clip it out or forget to bring it to the store.

Thankfully, as I was walking into the store they had a notice about a new store app for smart phones that included the same sales information and coupon. I downloaded it and used the coupon during checkout. No need to print, I just showed them my phone.

Here’s a screenshot of the app:

Hobby Lobby App

And here’s the coupon. I just pulled up this particular screen and showed it to the cashier.

Hobby Lobby Coupon

 

I’ve since checked into apps for other stores and restaurants and found quite a few of them that offer either coupons or reward programs for things I’m already buying and using.

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Comments

  1. Rebecca Haughn says

    Hi there, like your posts and this one is timely for me, maybe. I have a tracfone with smart phone ability. web, apps etc. How do I go about getting this app so that I can extend the value of having such a phone. I can only get service when in town, so hopefully it is easy to do. Thank you.

    • says

      It’s easy to do. You just go to the app store. My phone is and Android phone and it’s called “Google Play”. You may need to look at your manual to learn how to find and install apps on your particular phone.

      • Shelia Sinquefield says

        I have an app from I-tunes called retailmenot, that I Love. It basically compiles all the store coupons and savings into one app. You can even turn on locator services and it will tell you about sales nearby. I try to remember to check before every purchase whether in store or online. I hope this helps and I love your blog and Facebook page, I am constantly referring to it thank you.

  2. Feather says

    Can you say what the name of the app is ??? I may of missed it in my reading sure would like to get it thanks love all the great info you give us :~)

  3. vikki says

    Did you just take a picture of the store coupon? You mentioned downloaded but I’m not sure what you did with your phone.

    • says

      No, the app displays the store coupon within the app. I just pulled it up on my phone and showed it to the cashier. She just looked at it and took 40% off. Each app works differently though, some of them will show a barcode that the cashier can scan.

  4. Jen I says

    Retailmenot is a great app. If you have GPS turned on when you get near a mall it will give you push notifications about sales and coupons at that mall.

    Keyring is the app I find myself using the most. Instead of carrying a million store loyalty cards with you use the app instead. It keeps your barcode in memory for each card you have. It also allows you to get coupon as well as look at that weeks ad for the store.

    The best part is that I’ve got an iPhone hubby has a droid. He has the app too and we both can access the account from either phone. So if he adds a new card it shows up in my app as well

    Love keyring!!!!

    Jen

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