Feb 07 2012


Description: Forget all those millions of deal sites that require you to pay ahead for a deal you plan to use. Actually, forget about daily deal sites in general. Scoutmob brings the best of these coupons to your phone, and leaves behind all the hassle of, well, paying for deals. By focusing only on the best of local businesses (you know, the places locals actually go), getting you a free 50% off just for having the app, Scoutmob’s mission is to get you out and discovering the best of local. Read up on first person Scout perspectives on every featured restaurants, rediscover old favorites, or nearby spots you may have never noticed before. And then… get a sweet deal just for having Scoutmob. Best of all, these deals are all free. As in, you never ever pay Scoutmob one shiny cent. Choose from deals near you, head to the location, and click “USE THE DEAL” and – hey, lookee there! – get a 50% off your meal or purchase just for being you and having that phone of yours. Being local is about to get approximately 87.5% more awesome with some Scoutmob in your pocket.
This app is currently available for those in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC. More cities coming soon.
For more daily goodness from Scoutmob, visit their website (www.scoutmob.com) for daily articles, events and editorial.

Cost: Free

Developer: Scoutmob

I was a little skeptical the first time I used Scoutmob. I didn’t think it would really work. I was at an Indian restaurant and at the end of the meal when the bill came, I sheepishly showed the waiter my phone with the Scoutmob coupon. Low and behold, the waiter took $10 off the bill.

All the deals listed on Scoutmob are 50% off up to a certain dollar amount. I’ve seen between $10 – $20 off for restaurants and up to $50 off for other services and stores. Scoutmob coupons are only available for a limited amount of cities right now. Some cities have a very limited amount of coupons, i.e. Denver, CO, Boston, MA, Los Angeles, CA while others have quite a bit, i.e. Atlanta, GA, San Francisco, CA, New York, NY. You can sort deals by City, New, Expiring, or Nearby. I always forget to use the Scoutmob app though. I wish there was a way to favorite or bookmark a deal so I can remember which deals I want to use at a later date.

The Good:

  • Easy to use.
  • You don’t have to buy any coupons in advanced. Just show the Scoutmob coupon.
  • Shows a description of the restaurant/store, highlighting the menu and store hours.
  • It WORKS!

The Bad:

  • Very few coupons in certain cities.
  • You need GPS and data service at the coupon location to use.
  • No way to favorite or bookmark deals.
  • Force Closes once in a while.

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