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An app that tells you exactly where there are available discounts? Sounds too good to be true. I downloaded this app, and it is true!

After downloading via my phone’s store, (available on iTunes, google Play and for Blackberry ), I completed the easy sign-up process, and then I was spoilt with competitions as well as vouchers and coupons for discounts and free items. These are available via voucher codes, links to the retailer websites, it saves on your app, and you can even print out a voucher. The service is available via the app, as well as on the vouchercloud website.

The vouchers, coupons, and links all display the expiry date, as well as the available days that it may be redeemed. The app detects your location via your phones GPS, and tells you where the available offers are closest to you.

You can even browse via category to have a look at what you may be in the hunt for, be it dining, travel, fashion, gardening, electrical, sports and much more.

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Powered by Vodacom, vouchercloud boasts deals/offering from the largest retailers, brands & franchises available to our country. Download the app or have a look at the website. Its easy to use, and will benefit every type of consumer looking for a good deal.

 

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Festive fever has hit with full force and to reward you for all your Christmas spending, Eastgate Mall wants to give back to you.

This season, Eastgate Mall is the gift that keeps on giving as they give shoppers the opportunity to walk away R50 000 richer with their gift card giveaway. Spend R300 or more at the mall, pop your slip in their draw box at the customer services counter and stand a chance to win a R50 000 gift card, it’s as simple as that.

With the silly season upon us, spending R300 on almost anything from groceries to presents is quite an easy feat and definitely worth it if you could possibly walk away with an extra R50 000 in your pocket. Now you can spend your winnings on all of your heart’s desires, whether it be that “self-spoil” that you’ve been eyeing for months or even a home revamp, it’s all up to you.

With a gift card, you can now manage your spending, spend without the concern of losing cash or having it stolen. You are also able to check and manage your card balance using the whatsonmycard application, which allows you to see how much you’ve spent and how much more shopping you can do using your card. All you would need to do is to visit the whatsonmycard site, enter your card number and the security code displayed, and just like that, your card balance will be made available to you. The application is available to all Android, Apple and BlackBerry devices.

Shopping mall gift cards, like the one being given away at Eastgate Mall, are valid for three years giving you more than enough time to decide what you would spend your winnings on.

The competition is only valid for purchases made to the value of R300 or over between December, 6 and December, 22 2013 and the draw for the winner will be done next week Monday, December, 23.

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South Africa welcomes iTunes Gift Cards to their shelves as Apple enthusiasts can now shop at the iTunes store to their heart’s content.

Just in time for Christmas, the iTunes Gift Card, valid only on the iTunes Store for South Africa, could be just the gift you were looking to buy a family member, friend or loved one. Available at all South African iStores, Pick n Pay, Makro and DionWired stores, getting your hands on one is pretty simple. Gift card denominations range between R150, R250 and R450 gift cards.

Yesterday I went out and tried out one of these new funky designed cards and was amazed at how simple it was to use.

An iTunes novice myself, I thought that buying, loading and purchasing with the gift card would be quite the feat, but much to my surprise, it was fairly simple.

Rushing off to my nearest Pick n Pay store in Johannesburg, I bought my first iTunes Gift Card to the value of R150 which I found on the racks at the till points right above all the chocolates and sweets.

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Admittedly, actually buying the card itself proved to be the biggest hassle for me because of the staff at Pick n Pay who were unsure of how to scan the gift card, whether or not it had to be activated in store or even what the gift card was used for. But once I got this sorted out, I happily walked out of the store, card in hand and ready to make my very first iTunes purchase.

Personally, I don’t own any Apple devices, but fortunately, iTunes is available on Windows too, so using the gift card on a regular PC will work just as well. But if you are an Apple fanatic, the gift card can be redeemed on your Mac, iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

All it took were five simple steps including:

  • Opening iTunes and clicking on the iTunes Store
  • Clicking on ‘redeem’
  • Peeling off the label and entering the code
  • Downloading the content that I wanted and that’s it

I was impressed at the efficiency and simplicity in using the gift card. In my opinion, the iTunes gift cards should be a hit with sky-rocketing sales.

Needless to say, this won’t be my last time trying it out and I definitely recommend it as the perfect gift this Christmas.

*The iTunes gift card in South Africa is distributed by OpenGate.

whatsonmycard logoIn December last year, Tutuka extended our services to the world of Android, BlackBerry and Apple devices through the launch of our very own whatsonmycard application. This now allowed card holders to check their card balances, when they like and from the comfort of their own homes, cars, at the gym or basically anywhere they want.

Since then, the popularity of the application has grown and more and more people have recognised the benefit and usefulness of it.

In June this year, the number of users making use of the whatsonmycard application across the three different platforms reached to over 400 enquiries and a total of 1350 balance enquiries in June alone.

These growth figures are evident in the graph below, which shows growth scales from the application launch in December to June this year.

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Since then, evident in the graph below, statistics have shot up at a drastic rate, reaching numbers in the thousands.

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To date, the application has proven to be successful and quite the hit amongst its users. A year into the game, as Tutuka, we are hoping to keep up to date with the latest in innovation, supplying our clients with only the most convenient and reliable ways of utilising our services and products.

We look forward to a future of growing scales and numbers and for greater things to come.

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 Samsung’s fairly new Wallet is now available on the Google Play store.

The company created the wallet in response to Passbook that was launched by Apple for iOS.

A little competition is always good for the industry but the six-month old product is, at present, limited to the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S IV, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2.

Samsung introduced the Wallet app in February this year and released the app in the Samsung Apps store in May.

It offers a virtual storage space that allows the management of event tickets, mobile boarding passes, loyalty cards and coupons.

Users can redeem passes and coupons by opening the app to display bar codes that are scanned at payment and check-in terminals.

The Wallet also features push notifications that remind users about coupons and tickets as they become relevant and that updates items like boarding passes that are already logged into it if details change. The notifications are also location based and so will alert users when Wallet-friendly stores, theatres or hotels are nearby.

Samsung’s Wallet has an open API, allowing easy integration for partners. The app also syncs all stored data across Samsung devices.

Despite the name, Samsung Wallet does not include mobile payment capabilities. However, earlier this year, Samsung said it will pre-install Visa’s NFC payWave app on all future smartphones.

Pros:

  • Essentially a virtual voucher manager
  • Allows ease of access to digital coupons and tickets in one space
  • Reminders about tickets so those bought long in advance are not forgotten
  • Location alerts when Wallet partners are nearby

 

Cons:

  • Only available in the US so far