The Red Plum Social Savings app, a companion to the printable-coupon website RedPlum.com, combines social media with couponing. This free app is unique because it can be accessed directly from your Facebook page or mobile phone. When you click on a coupon, you won’t be re-directed to another site, allowing you to remain connected with Facebook while shopping for coupons. This way, you can share news of your savings with Facebook friends and invite them to join you.
You can also get real-time updates of which coupons other members of RedPlum Social Savings are downloading. Coupons you’ve chosen can be shared on your Facebook timeline or simply saved under the “My Coupons” tab on the app.
In order to use this free app, you’ll have to first go to the RedPlum Facebook page and click on the “Coupons” tab. You can also gain access by going to the page for the app. The app allows you to load coupons directly to a number of store rewards cards. This is done via a feature called “Coupon-to-Card.” If you want to load a coupon, just click the “load” button next to the coupon offer and then enter the numbers located on the back of your rewards card. When you go to a store and swipe your rewards card at the checkout counter, you’ll see discounts from the stored coupons appear on your receipt. You can also have the option of printing the coupons directly from Facebook. Another helpful feature is the option to adjust the app to a specific location. The app also displays a savings calculator that shows your total coupon savings to date.
Compared to other coupon apps, such as Coupon Sherpa and Coupons.com, RedPlum Social Savings has a limited selection. Overall, this is a good app if you’re looking for deals on basics such as paper towels or cereal. Attaching social media to the couponing experience provides a great way to share deals with people in your network of friends and family.