It is 2013, and there are some amazing companies working hard at making our lives a heck of a lot easier to coupon and save money.
A few of my favourites that help save us time at checkout are:
*** Reebee ~ a FREE downloadable app for your smartphone, apple device and blackberry to view all the current flyers in your area
***Save.ca/Flyers ~ an online website database of flyers allowing you to create a shopping list, search flyers and share your deals on social media
Question to you is:
“Would you be interested in opting out of hard copy flyers, if your favourite stores allowed you to use your mobile app to show flyers?”
Before you answer, here are my personal thoughts of the pros and cons:
PRO >> Going GREEN! Who doesn’t want to cut down on our environmental footprint?
CON >> But then I miss out on the possible coupon inserts that sometimes come with my flyers?
PRO >> Ease at checkout – no one likes to flip through pages and pages of flyers, and what about those of us who run out of the house, forgetting flyers, and who likes to throw papers at cashiers as they make room on the belt to look more closely at the deal.
CON >> Who is responsible if a phone/electonic device falls on the floor and smashes? Are stores ready for this kind of situation?
PRO >> I don’t get flyers for stores that aren’t within a certain mile radius from my home, online flyers allow me to still price match those flyers rather than running to that store, grabbing a flyer from front lobby and then shopping.
CON >> But what about those staff who have a hard time reading smaller print on phones/electronic devices? Will there be specific lines devoted to price matching with perhaps more technology savvy cashiers that know more about online flyers?
PRO >> Cuts down on time at check-out. Much happier customers behind the couponer/money saver.
CON >> Not everyone has access to these new technologies. Will hard-copy flyers be only available at centralized depots if this opt-out feature is too popular and therefore make it more of a challenge to get hard-copy flyers for those of us who don’t have access to mobile apps?
CON >> Not all stores allow me to show flyers on my phone, I worry that if I opt-out, then I will loose out on awesome deals if a store or even a cashier that days says “no phone apps allowed”
What are your thoughts? Would you OPT OUT of hard-copy flyer delivery?