Whoever invented discount vouchers should most probably be a saint…if you look hard enough, you’ll be able to find discount vouchers for most stores you’d want to buy from, but it’s the looking that’s the hard part!
Luckily for us, the VoucherCloud iPhone App takes the pain out of hunting for vouchers by simply offering you choices based on your current location and any category you wish to view.
VoucherCloud is available as a free application on the App Store, if you’re out and about you’ll be saving money in no time with all the offers in your area that you didn’t know about! Presenting offers around your current location using GPS is a great location based service that makes this app a great addition to your iPhone.
Registration on your iPhone is a simple process taking less than a minute and by default after locating you, you’re shown all offers, but you can narrow down the search by selecting any of the icons which gives you more relevant results based on what you want. If you find something that interest you, it can be selected to give you more details on the offer as well as contact information of the business, including an address and phone number.
If you want to use the voucher, simply select ‘Use’ to display the voucher that you show to the shop assistant who will then scan the onscreen barcode to give you your discount there and then.
I’m really pleased with how it works, it reminds me of similar US-only apps which launched last year and I was annoyed that there was no UK counterpart – well now there is! Having tested it out here at Zath on our iPhone 3GS, we’d say it’s certainly a very useful iPhone app to have with you when you’re out and about looking to save some cash – and who doesn’t want to do that?
Being a very well designed and useful application, VoucherCloud is definitely worth checking out from the App Store; just showing your iPhone to shop assistants (much like with the Tesco Clubcard iPhone App) is something that’ll take some getting used to though! However, if you don’t entirely trust your local stores to know what they’re doing just yet, you can still print out the vouchers from the VoucherCloud Mobile Vouchers website and take them along as backup, perhaps until you trust stores to fully know what’s happening.
Also, if you don’t have an iPhone, then you won’t have to wait long until you can get an equivalent VoucherCloud app for various other mobile phone platforms (such as Android) as these are being rolled out during Spring 2010.