I *may* have an unhealthy obsession with shopping.
Of course, never one to pay full price, I also have a very healthy habit of scanning flyers, signing up for e-mail promotions, using coupons, and trying to keep on top of what’s on sale – and where. And when. And how much, and for how long. Yeah, I could use a little help.
That’s why I LOVE ShopCatch. It’s a terribly innovative (and addictive) app that allows you to geo-locate shopping deals and special offers from retailers and brands you love – where and when you need them. For example, if you’re looking for new shoes, Shopcatch will tell you which retailers near you have great sales, promos or coupons available for shoes. Consider ShopCatch your mobile sales flyer! In fact, one of the things I love most about Shopcatch is its ability to find sales I didn’t even know about out. #dangerous
ShopCatch is über easy to use. Once you access the app, it lists all the deals of major retailers in a map view or list view, showing you deals closest to you based on your GPS. You can browse by category or search for specific products – it really couldn’t be more simple!
You can also favourite retailers and be the first to know when they have a sale. All the coupons and deal information are live in ShopCatch, so you don’t have to print a thing (LOVE this). Just take your phone and show the cashier your deal! Shopcatch is live across Canada in major cities and has over 130 retailers listed with all their locations across Canada.
Oh yes, I forgot to mention… ShopCatch can be downloaded for FREE!
Download the Shopcatch iPhone app from the iTunes app store, or access the mobile website from your blackberry or any other smartphone or tablet at m.shopcatch.com.
Last week, I had the pleasure of hosting a holiday dinner with ShopCatch at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto (yes, a whole pot of awesomesauce). You may have seen our #ShopCatchTips tweets on Twitter – in fact, considering we trended in Toronto (twice!), you were most likely in on the fun! And just in case you missed it –
That’s right! You can join us for a Holiday Twitter Party on Wednesday evening at 8pm EST. I’m sure we can all use a little extra cash – there’ll be Visa gift cards galore up for grabs! And if you’re wondering about the hashtag #BeatMyReceipt, Shopcatch has organized a splendid contest: just snap a photo of your Boxing Week shopping receipt and tweet it to @ShopCatch or share it on the Shopcatch Facebook page. You’ll be entered to win a $300 Visa gift card!