The best New York deals: The best smartphone apps for NYC deals
Download these smartphone apps to find discounts at New York shops, restaurants, bars and even doctors.
Tue Aug 14 2012
It’s easy to find New York deals on the go when you download the best smartphone apps for discounts. Check out ScoutMob, which lets you use deals right away, and Fare/Share, a taxi-sharing service, among other picks.
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Get cheap theater tickets with this app, which helps users save up to 60 percent for both Broadway and Off Broadway performances. The company also offers discounts on touristy attractions, such as Madame Tussauds or hop-on, hop-off bus tours, and it sends alerts when new deals become available. • Available for iOS and Android; free, broadwaybox.com
Find listings for designer sales throughout the city using this app, which has a mapping feature that displays all offers within a one-mile radius. You can also sort sales by location, date or brand. The detailed listings include addresses, hours and the types of discounts, which range from 20 percent to 80 percent off. • Available for iPhone; free
Search for a bevy of useful deals from restaurants, shops and even doctors. You can sort through the coupons—which appear as photos to show at checkout—and flag your favorites to use at a later date. All the deals are technically for students only, but we won’t tell anyone if you dig out your old college ID to take advantage. • Available for iPhone; free
This app lets you cash in discounts in real time: You can sort by type of offer or by location (deals are offered in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, and some are available only on the mobile app). Once you’ve found a deal you’d like to use, simply show the coupon on your phone’s screen to someone at the venue and you’re good to go. • Available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry; free, scoutmob.com