18
Mar
snipsnap

Couponing has become something of a money-saving craze lately. If you've ever seen "Extreme Couponing," you know exactly what I'm talking about. Seriously, those people are insane. And by "insane," I mean "insanely dedicated to couponing, and absolute masterminds at planning crazy shopping trips that will save their family hundreds or thousands of dollars." That's generally what I mean when I say "insane," though, so you may have already known that.

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If you're not up to Extreme levels yet, but do like to save the occasion dime, quarter, or fifty-five cents at your favorite store, then SnipSnap is the app for you. Basically, you snap a picture of your coupon, and the app converts it to an easy-to-use (and store), always-by-your-side digital money-saving snip. And it does it in a snap. Liz does a better job of explaining it, so I'll let her take over:

If you're an aspiring coupon genius or an old buck-saving pro who makes a living out of nickel-and-diming the local Piggly Wiggly, SnipSnap is probably a great tool to add to your thrift-inspiring arsenal. Best of all, it's totally free. Probably because charging money for a couponing app doesn't make a lot of sense in the first place. Hit the widget to grab it.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Jatholomew

    Any explanation for all these permissions?

    • ScottColbert

      If you have to ask that, perhaps you should go to ios, common sense would tell you what they'd be for.

      • ChavaM

        Oh lord get over yourself.

  • ltredbeard

    So how does this work for stores that need the physical coupon (ie the self checkout that waits for you to insert it before you can continue)?

    • blahmoomoo

      I was just about to ask that. I'd guess this app wouldn't be ideal in those situations.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      You need to be able to scan coupons at the store, obviously. Also I know some stores insist on taking the coupons physically, like Bed Bath and Beyond, so it wouldn't work there, I don't think.

    • http://twitter.com/phulton Patrick Hulton

      It probably wont work at grocery stores for manufacturer coupons (Kraft, Post, etc.) because the store has to send those in to the Manuf. to receive credit. In store coupons (Store branded) should be fine. Unless of course they still want the physical coupon, then they just need to get with the times. My local grocery store just started doing digital coupons, sign up on their website to "snip" the coupons you want, and during checkout just enter your phone number and your coupons are applied automatically.

  • MacMan156

    It's like half ios and half holo. Ew.

    • fixxmyhead

      Yea I was excited cuz I have a stack of wrinkled coupons in my wallet then I saw the ugly ass iOS tabs.

  • skeeterfood

    29MB ... WTF?

  • itlnstln

    This is basically coupon fraud. Essentially, you are making a copy of a coupon, which in itself is fraudulent, and you can distribute copies of those coupons.