Archives for January 30, 2013

How to Keep Up with Emailed Coupons

I love my iPhone.

I knew I would, I just didn’t know how much.  It hasn’t solved all my problems, but it sure does help with a lot of things!

One of the things I love is that I don’t have to print out (and then lose or forget) emailed coupons. 

(Just to be clear, I’m not talking about printable grocery coupons.  I haven’t used those in a while, but I don’t know of any option other than printing them.)

I’m talking about the kind you get from restaurants and retailers when you’re on their email lists.  Did you know that most companies will let you show them the coupon on your phone?  They can even scan a barcode on it!

I get so excited when I get an email with a buy-one-get-one or kids-eat-free coupon.

I’m so happy when I remember that coupon while we’re out.

I get so frustrated when it takes me forever to pull up the email by searching on my phone.

I get a lot of email.  I’m not very good about deleting.  An iPhone only initially searches through the most recent emails.  So . . . sometimes it takes me a while to search for a specific email I got three weeks ago.

I made a folder for “Coupons” and when I remember, I file the email right away in that folder so it’s ultra-easy to find when we need it.

Yay for avoiding paper waste!  Yay for one less thing to lose!!!


Do you have a smartphone?  What’s your favorite thing about it?


One last plug for the January intro price on my new e-book, Drowning in Clutter? (Don’t Grab a Floatie . . . Drain the Ocean!)




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