Monday, November 1, 2010
Money Monday: Cell Phone Savings
Coupons and weekly specials are a great way to save money, but who has hours to go through all the ads. Now, you don't have to, the deals are digital, 7's Lynn Martinez tells us how consumers are dialing up savings with cell phone coupons on tonight's Money Monday.
WSVN -- There's nothing like starting your day off with a freebie.
Clerk: "Good morning! Good morning! We have the text from Shooger and we're here for our free mini-bundt cakes."
These ladies just got a tasty treat at "We Take The Cake" bakery, courtesy of a cell phone coupon.
Jo Whalen: "It was very easy, it told me exactly where to go."
Forget clipping coupons or saving ads from the paper.
Jo Whalen: "They usually end up in the trash and I certainly don't remember to bring it into my car."
Many companies are going digital. Shooger Cellfire and Groupon are services where you sign up online and they send savings offers directly to your cell.
Denise Day: "All I had to do is show my phone to get the free cake."
You can get cellphone coupons on everything from groceries, to restaurants, to retail merchandise. Zachary got free movie tickets.
Zachary Rosenthal: "I like when they give free gifts, like little things that you actually get something free instead of a discount."
Suzanne got a deal for a day at the beach.
Suzanne Riahi: "It was the valet, two chairs on the beach for the day and an umbrella for $25, so you can't beat that for Miami Beach"
Paperless coupons for the digital age dialing up sweet deals no matter where you are.
Jennifer Letvinchuk: "Anybody that does offer it I'm going to sign up for, because you can never have too many coupons or save too much money."
Although you can get text alerts for coupon savings cell phones with internet access like iPhones, Droids or BlackBerries work best.
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