App of the Week: ValpakFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Saving money sounds good to everyone, but searching online for deals or making sure you always have your coupons with you isn't always convenient. Now, you can have all the great deals around you right in the palm of your hand - because there's app for that.
By: Kerstin Kealy, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Saving money sounds good to everyone, but searching online for deals or making sure you always have your coupons with you isn't always convenient. Now, you can have all the great deals around you right in the palm of your hand - because there's app for that.
We've all been there. We get the great coupons at home and we have every intention of using them - but you're out and about and you've left these at home. Well, now thanks to Valpak, they're all in your smartphone.
James Hensyel - Owner, Valpak of Fargo-Moorhead: "It's a free app. Download it and you'll start saving money today."
That mailer full of coupons is an easy-to-use and free Valpak app for your Android or iPhone.
James Hensyel: "Using the GPS of your phone, it's going to bring in the closest deals that around you and it's going to bring it from the closest restaurant, closest service and then spread it out from there."
You can search for specific businesses or by category for money saving coupons and offers.
James Hensyel: "You have all the different categories, whether it's health and beauty, personal care, auto, your general services or restaurants."
The deals are constantly changing. Valpak also puts everything you need to know about the businesses in one spot.
James Hensyel: "Their phone number's there, web address is there, the map to their location is there."
One of Valpak's coolest features is something called augmented reality.
James Hensyel: "You pull out your camera. You view it. It pulls the GPS and what it is, it's pulling the 10 closest offers and deals that are on the Valpak app to your fingertips. Since Dunn Brothers is there, we click on it."
So we tried it out. It's that easy to use, and it's not just for deals around Fargo-Moorhead.
James Hensyel: "This is all of your metropolitan cities across America. If you travel to Minneapolis, if you're down in Florida, or if you go to Arizona during the winter, use your Valpak app and you'll be saving money everywhere you go."
Valpak also has an online retailer section. You can find coupon codes and deals from dozens of major online retailers to save you big money when you shop online.