Monday, February 6, 2012

Scoutmob- Never Pay for a Deal Again

People, including myself, are starting to get a little pissy with the likes of Groupon, Livingsocial, and others. Whiney tantrums all over Washington, DC, heard from every direction. And you thought it was all from the Occupy DC group.

Why? Because, if you've read one of my previous articles, you already know that Groupon is doing more to ensure that you don't cash in on your deals. And users were already frustrated about the deals for which they'd paid and racked up, only to not have time to use them.

But what if you didn't have to pay to get a deal?

Scoutmob doesn't think you should. They also offer daily deals at about 50% off or more. They also have a handy phone app. They're also in many cities. But unlike most of their competitors, you simply use the deal...without putting any money down.

Don't understand the difference? Here's an example. I was at RedRocks Pizzeria (yum!) to watch the State of the Union Address. At the end of our meal (which included prosciutto-wrapped breadsticks. What does that have to deal with the deal? Nothing. You just definitely needed to know that), my evening's companion showed the waiter the deal from Scoutmob on his phone. He hadn't paid for it- he simply showed it. And bam! Ten bucks off of our bill. Capisci?