Cellfire Grocery Coupon App
The Cellfire Grocery Coupon App, now in Version 3.8 with a file size of 208KB was released in June of 2010. This free app has some ups and downs when considering where to get manufacturer or grocery coupon apps for the BlackBerry.
First off, it tells you right away that Cellfire partners only with grocery stores that have reward or incentive cards—those ones that scan at the counter when you checkout. If your favorite grocery store has no reward incentive card, you may want to skip this app.
They are partners with over 4,500 grocers including Safeway, Smiths, Kroger’s, and Giant Eagle and are adding more all the time. If you live in Florida, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Iowa, and parts of New England you definitely want to skip this app—they have no grocery partners in these areas.
This app is only good in the US and supports all BlackBerry models and most carriers. As soon as I downloaded the app (less than 30 seconds) it informed me that I could save money on all sorts of items by saving the downloaded coupons to my store partner incentive cards. Next you have to register by entering your cell phone number, year of birth (boo) and zip code.
Because I live in a rural area, there was only one grocery store with an incentive card (Smiths) that I could use to browse only 25 coupons. I choose a couple: Pillsbury Rolls and Kix Cereal. Once you save them to your cart you are prompted to enter your secret incentive card code (that means I have to go find mine). Once your secret code is entered, you simply click next and the coupons selected are saved on your incentive card.
Once desired coupons are saved, you are told to wait TEN MINUTES before attempting to use the saved coupons—what if you’re in a hurry? That’s about all this app does. It does offer good items to choose from, but all in all, I’d skip this app unless you want to download all your coupons before you trek to the store; meaning you are more organized than I.