Texting Freebies and Mobile Coupons

Posted on 01/19/2009

Wn2 save $, or btr yet gt sum fre stuf? Translation: Want to save money, or better yet get some free stuff? Try texting for freebies. Your cell phone is likely your source of communication, entertainment and now, it can help you save money. More companies are offering freebies, samples and coupons through mobile marketing and it won’t cost you a thing, although standard text messaging rates do apply. Isn't dat QL?

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Free Movies
Sign up for Redbox SMS alerts on your cell phone and you’ll receive a code for a free movie rental every Monday. What is Redbox? It’s basically like a vending machine for renting DVDs. They’re in grocery stores, Wal-Mart locations, McDonald’s restaurants and at gas stations all over the place. For $1 you get to choose from hundreds of DVDs including the most popular new releases and you get to keep it for one night. Just to make sure there’s one near you, do a quick search then sign up for your free flicks.

Printing and clipping coupons is so 2008. With CellFire.com you can store coupons on your cell phone and show your phone to the cashier when you check out. Save on everything from Sears portraits to floral arrangements. The service is free and you can even set the frequency you receive texts so you won’t be bombarded. CellFire.com promises they won’t share your information with spammers.

Companies like Procter & Gamble, General Mills and Burger King are all using ShopText.com as a new marketing tool. Register your phone at ShopText.com and they’ll give you opportunities to get free product samples, receive coupons or enter sweepstakes through your mobile phone.

Local Offers
Local stores are getting in on mobile marketing, too thanks to moQpon.com. When you specify your location, gender, age and categories you’re interested in, they won’t waste your time with texts you’re not in to. Also, if you get a mobile coupon you think your friend would like, forward it to them. They can use it even if they’re not registered with moQpon.com.

By Alison Storm

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AccessoryGeeks.com - 5th Anniversary Specials: Get great deals on everything cell phone-related. Plus get $10 off $50 + free shipping coupon when you use code Geeks1050.

Headsets.com - Free Bluetooth headset if you get cited driving while on phone. Offer limited to the first 734 tickets received.

* Hot deals expire quickly. This deal may no longer be valid.

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