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Shoppers Save In-store with “Show & Save” Coupons for Dozens of Top National Retailers
Mountain View, CA – December 5, 2012 – Coupons.com, the recognized leader in digital coupons, today announced an Apple Passbook integration feature in its popular Coupons.com mobile app. The new Coupons.com app version 1.3 for iOS allows shoppers to easily save coupons from leading national retailers directly to Passbook. Coupons are available for discounts at dozens of top national retail chains, including Best Buy, Coach, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Office Depot, among others. Shoppers now no longer need to clip or print out offers prior to heading to the store, rather they can simply browse available offers in the Coupons.com app, save them to Passbook with one-click and show the offers on their phones at checkout in the store for instant savings. The Coupons.com app is free.
“Consumers are increasingly demanding the convenience and immediacy that mobile enables,” said Steven Boal, CEO of Coupons.com Incorporated. “The Coupons.com app, along with Passbook, gives consumers digital coupons they can save right on their phones with the convenience of getting them whenever, wherever they are—at home, at work, on the go or in the store.”
Simple to Use
Users of Passbook-enabled phones simply select the Offers tab in the Coupons.com app to browse available national chain offers, click the Add to Passbook button for the coupons they want, and then show the discount offers in Passbook at check out.
Each Passbook “coupon” includes a description of the offer (such as “Save up to 20% on your entire order”), the expiration date, and a scannable barcode. An “information” button at the bottom right corner of the offer provides instructions for cashiers on how to process the coupon (including a numeric code that can be manually typed into the cash register if the barcode is not scanning automatically) and additional information (such as purchase requirements).
Users of iOS 6, who prefer not to download an application, can access these Passbook-ready coupons by visiting www.coupons.com via their mobile web browser. The coupons can also be accessed using the Coupon Codes tab on www.coupons.com from any web-enabled device for printing and redeeming at the store.
The Coupons.com app includes approximately 50 high-quality retail saving offers from dozens of top national stores, including: Best Buy, Coach, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hallmark, Home Depot, JCP Nordstrom, Office Depot, Sears, West Elm and more. New retailers and offers are added frequently. In addition, the Coupons.com app provides thousands of printable coupons for savings at local businesses—from drycleaners to dog walkers. These local coupons are accessible via the Offers tab alongside the Passbook-ready offers.
“Coupons.com has put together an outstanding gallery of Passbook-ready coupons, so shoppers don’t need to visit multiple websites in search of the best deals,” continued Boal. “And, we give on-the-go shoppers the flexibility of using our Coupons.com app or their mobile web browsers to access the savings. We’ve even made the offers available for shoppers who do not have iOS 6 but who want to print the retailer coupons and take them into the store.”
Sample offers include:
- Office Depot. Save $10 off purchase of $50 or more. Expires 12/15/2012
- Carter’s. Save $10 off purchase of $50 or more. Expires 12/26/2012
- Best Buy. Save up to 30% off select HDTVs and free shipping. Expires 12/31/2012
- OshKosh B-gosh. Save 20% off orders of $40 or more. Expires 12/31/2012
- Sherwin-Williams. Save 30% off paints and stains. Expires 12/31/2012
Retailers interested in offering coupons via Coupons.com and the Coupons.com app, can contact email@example.com. Consumers with a tip on a great retail coupon can submit them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coupons.com app also features a Coupons tab that provides hundreds of coupons for saving on everyday grocery, drug and mass items. Users can print directly to supported HP printers or email them for printing at another device. The app includes a Savings Card tab that allows users to digitally load coupons directly to their store loyalty card and the savings are deducted automatically at check out. More than a dozen grocery, drug and mass chains are currently supported. The Coupons.com app was first available in December 2009. The app is available for iOS and Android operating systems.
About Coupons.com Incorporated
Coupons.com Incorporated is the recognized leader in digital coupons, including online printable, save to loyalty card and mobile promotions. For consumers, the company’s products include Coupons.com, the 48th largest website in the U.S. †, as well as Grocery iQ and Coupons.com mobile applications. For brand marketers, the company distributes digital coupons to millions of consumers through Coupons.com and tens of thousands of websites comprising the Coupons.com digital coupon network. The company also powers digital coupon initiatives in 1-to-1 online marketing campaigns—including display advertising, email and social media programs. For publishers, the company offers solutions to monetize website traffic, including branded microsites, and Brandcaster, a self-service coupons syndication platform. Clients include hundreds of top consumer packaged goods brands (including Clorox, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Kimberly-Clark, and Kraft Foods), leading restaurant, toy and entertainment companies, as well as top retailers (such as A&P, CVS, Duane Reade, H-E-B, Kmart, Kroger, Safeway and Walgreens). Founded in 1998, the company is based in Mountain View, CA. To start printing coupons, visit www.coupons.com. To learn more about the company visit www.couponsinc.com. Visit Coupons.com on Facebook at www.facebook.com/couponscom.
† Nielsen, August 2012