Coupon Sherpa

Coupon Sherpa app logo

Price:

Free

At a Glance:

Find coupons anytime, anywhere, and use them right off your phone.

Features:

  • Find Deals Near You
  • Use Coupons Off Your Phone

Description:

Use it if: You want to save money. And who doesn’t?! Coupon Sherpa lets you search for deals near you, and then you can bring up the coupon right on your phone and scan it at the register. If you’re in a specific store already, you can search the app and see if there are any coupons for the very building you’re standing in and save yourself money on purchases you would be planning to make anyway. If you don’t mind a brief search, there’s no reason not to get this app and check it before you buy pretty much anything.

Try it out: App Store, Play Store

Publisher:
Kinoli, Inc.
Platform:
Interview with Luke Knowles, CEO of Kinoli, Inc.

OppLoans: What benefits does the Coupon Sherpa app provide your users?

Luke: Convenience: Coupon Sherpa makes it quick and easy to find and use reliable, money-saving coupons both in-store and online.

User-friendly: Users can scan through a list of stores and find coupons to show to the cashier for instant savings. Discounts range from 10% to over 50%, and the app features hundreds of retailers and restaurants as well as service providers like hair salons and auto repair shops.

Personalized savings experience: Users can tag stores and restaurants they visit frequently so top coupons to those merchants will show up on the app homepage. This makes it easier for users to find the coupons they want.

OppLoans: What features are you most proud of?

Luke: Nearby function: Users can find out which stores located near them are offering coupons. This is helpful when you’re trying to decide who to shop with locally, and when you’re traveling and looking for deals in an unfamiliar city.

Instant copy to clipboard: Users are increasingly turning to mobile devices to shop online, and our online coupon codes make it easy to apply discounts. When you select a coupon code, it automatically copies to your clipboard so you don’t have to remember the code or switch back to the app to retrieve it.

Local integration: Users can find discounts to national chains as well as local retailers, restaurants and service providers located near them.

OppLoans: What’s the story behind the creation of the Coupon Sherpa app?

Luke: The Coupon Sherpa app was born out of a desire to make couponing easier. I liked saving money but I didn’t enjoy the process of finding and clipping coupons. In 2008, the App Store for iPhone had just came out and apps were all the rage. I thought it would be nice if people could redeem coupons through the iPhone, so my brother and I started designing and developing an app.

Before we launched the app, we had to see if retailers would actually accept coupons from an iPhone. We visited stores and asked cashiers to scan coupon barcodes directly from our phones. While some stores weren’t on board with the concept yet, the app featured over 100 popular stores that did accept mobile coupons when it launched in April 2009. Within a month, Coupon Sherpa became an iTunes Staff Favorite.

OppLoans: Are there any upcoming features or releases you’d like our readers to be aware of?

Luke: Not at this time.

OppLoans: Thank you! One final question if you don’t mind. What’s the best, or your favorite, deal you’ve ever found through Coupon Sherpa?

Luke: I personally found a 50% off everything coupon for Banana Republic on Black Friday a few years back. That was a good one.