My husband recently decided that we should try out couponing and shopping sales to see how much money we would save us, a family of six. He does the shopping in our home because we can’t fit the groceries, plus all of the kids into our minivan. So, it’s the kids or shopping and honestly, I think he really enjoys it. He’s been couponing now for about six months and we’ve saved hundreds on our grocery bill, as well as buying our non-grocery items. The only problem is, it’s a messy and time-consuming process obtaining all of those coupons and getting the weekly flyers for price comparison. When he uses a manufacturer’s coupon, it’s best served at the store with the best deal, so he needs to be able to see what everyone is charging for their products this week. This means there are huge stacks of flyers laying in my home, from what seems like every store in creation. I asked him, “…Isn’t there a better way? Something that doesn’t take up so much time, space, and extensive research?” There is. It’s called Flipp.
Flipp is a free app for those in the US and Canada, available for Apple and Android phones. Flipp is on an environment-saving mission but it’s not just savings trees, it’s saving us time and space too. Flipp combines the circulars of over 400 retail chains and hundreds of your local stores, putting them all at your fingertips. You simply open up the app on your phone and scroll through the latest flyers in your area. It tells you when the flyer begins and ends and you can zoom in and see it as clearly as you would if it were a paper flyer! Another great perk of this app is having your circulars with you on-the-go! If I’m out and remember that I need to purchase a particular article of clothing, I can pull out my phone and compare to see if one store is having a sale over another.
With Flipp, you can scroll the percentage bar to view items that are discounted at a higher percentage than the others. I can also add stores to “my favorites” by clicking the little heart icon. I made sure to add every craft store to my favorites because I’ll surely be perusing those on a regular basis! Clicking the small “i” icon will tell you where your nearest store location is. I saw an ad for a store that I was familiar with because I grew up near them, but I hadn’t seen any around here. I clicked the icon and it turns out there is one not more than fifteen minutes away, how cool is that?!
Flipp is a wonderfully useful app and I’m amazed that I managed without it before now! I absolutely think that all busy parents especially should be checking out this app to make their lives just a little easier! Going paperless has never been easier and who can argue when the environment is benefiting too?!
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