Web Site Links Credit Cards to Coupons for Automatic Savings
Coupons save you money. But clipping, organizing and simply remembering to bring them to the store can seem like a hassle to some.
Now there's a new way to save. You simply shop and then get reimbursed.
It's a web site called MyLinkables.com
Here's how it works.
Customers register a credit or debit card with the Boston-based company. They search the site for deals. They click on the deal "linking" it to their card. Then they shop.
When they use their linked card to buy the product in the coupon, the card is automatically credited.
There's also a mobile app version.
Minnesotans can find deals for Lunds and Byerly's at MyLinkables.com
For folks nervous about sharing credit card information, the company says the site works just like any secure online purchase.
While this kind of coupon redemption is new, different kinds of digital coupons are also catching on.
Some stores offer coupons via text, email and Facebook or other social media sites.
Lunds and Byerly's officials say they are seeing more people redeem coupons with their smart phones.
Other grocers are also turning to high-tech-options for delivering deals and savings.