ShopCatch App: The Must-Have App For Shoppers That Locates The Closest Deals (GIVEAWAY!)

Are you planning on taking advantage of the Boxing Day/Week sales this week? If so, you are going to want to check out the new ShopCatch app. This free app is a huge time and money saver and I gave it whirl last week during a last minute shopping haul in the city.

ShopCatch describes itself as “a mobile destination for location-based listings of promotions, sales and exclusive offerings at top retailers and malls near each user.” It was created by the parent company of the Toronto Star newspaper, Tor Star as a way for users to save while shopping in their local town or city.

ShopCatch is not only available in cities across Canada, but they also provide exclusive mobile coupons that you can use by just showing your phone to the teller. I was interested to see how the app fared and after a week of testing I am happy to report that I was able to receive deal updates on some of my favourite shops close to me by following some of the companies that I shop at frequently such as the Gap, Old Navy, Canadian Tire, Bulk Barn, Indigo Books, Michaels, Sears, The Children’s Place and Rona. Those are just the ones I followed, but there are many more.

So how does the app work? Well, it is geotagged so once opened, the app will locate where you are and start updating your deal feed with personalized results under the tab “Deals Near Me”.  There is also an option to follow companies as I mentioned above. Think of it, as your own specialized deal service that is literally at your finger tips.

Last week, while looking for some last minute gifts, I was able to consult the app without wading through the shops. Not only did this save me money, but it saved me a couple of hours in driving and wait times (last minute shopping in the city is madness to say the least).

I had no plans of going out Boxing Day shopping, however after looking at the app this morning I noticed that the Gap is offering up to 60% off their entire store, Indigo Books has 30% off hardcovers, Old Navy has apparel, shoes and accessories up to 75% off this week and Mark’s Work Warehouse is offering 50% off yellow ticket. Hello deals!

If you have an iPhone or Android, I recommend checking out the app and testing it out for yourself. It’s free and I can guarantee it will save you a bundle!

*This is a sponsored post, courtesy of ShopCatch. I was provided with a stipend to spend during the testing of this app. All thoughts and opinions expressed above are mine and mine alone.*

GIVEAWAY: To help get the word out on their new app, ShopCatch is offering our readers the chance to win a $25 Visa gift card (Canadians only)!

TO ENTER: Are you hitting up the shops this week for the deals? Do you consult the sales before you go or do you just “wing it”? Leave a comment below letting us know!

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A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.


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15 Responses to "ShopCatch App: The Must-Have App For Shoppers That Locates The Closest Deals (GIVEAWAY!)"

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  1. pierreandre75

    December 27, 2011 at 12:59 am

    I check online and stores to check best deals before buying it

  2. pierreandre75

    December 27, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Become a fan of Child Mode on Facebook.
    Pierre Ds

  3. pierreandre75

    December 27, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Twitter follower

  4. pierreandre75

    December 27, 2011 at 1:03 am
  5. Amy M

    January 5, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    I usually always check boxing week sale flyers before going shopping to see if the sales are worth my while.

    (I’m not sure if this giveaway is over as I can’t find an ending date; if it is, please delete my entries. Thanks!)

  6. Amy M

    January 5, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I am following you on Twitter @glogirl3

  7. Amy M

    January 5, 2012 at 11:17 pm
  8. Rebby

    January 6, 2012 at 12:36 am

    I am a very organized shopper, and always research deal before shopping!

  9. Rebby

    January 6, 2012 at 12:37 am
  10. Rebby

    January 6, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I am following @ChildMode on twitter! @rebthecatsitter

  11. Amy M

    January 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I am a fan of Child Mode on FB.

  12. C Wilson

    January 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I always check flyers and websites before big shops so I know where to go for the best deals

  13. C Wilson

    January 6, 2012 at 9:17 pm
  14. C Wilson

    January 6, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I like Childmode on fb as Caroline W

  15. C Wilson

    January 6, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I follow you on twitter as @carolineinbc

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