We all like our daily deals, our Groupons, LivingSocials, and such. But this one here is a bit different. I like Scoutmob because it doesn't ask you to pay for anything up front. You don't have to buy a discount, you just fire up the Scoutmob app and watch as it homes in on your GPS location and pulls up all the 50-percent-off coupons available in your immediate area. If you find one you like, just go there, flash your screen, and get half off your bill. And since most deals are valid for several weeks at a time, you don't feel the pressure of those buy-it-today countdown timers. It's all really simple and straightforward.
So what's the catch? Well, it's not a catch, really, but Scoutmob focuses mostly on smaller, local restaurants and retailers, meaning it probably won't serve you up any coupons for Chipotle or Macy's. But as for me, I like the mom-and-pop focus. It encourages me to go out and try something new, and possibly find a hidden gem in the city. And that makes shopping and eating that much more exciting.
July 20, 2011 3:55 AM PDT
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| Caption by: Jaymar Cabebe
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