Yipit’s personalized daily deal aggregator goes mobile

Nov 27, 2011
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I like saving money (almost as much as I like spending it), but after missing out on a quality offer from my dog’s kennel because it was on a site I’d never heard of before, I started to think there has to be a better way to stay on top of myriad deals and coupons. […]

I like saving money (almost as much as I like spending it), but after missing out on a quality offer from my dog’s kennel because it was on a site I’d never heard of before, I started to think there has to be a better way to stay on top of myriad deals and coupons. There is. It’s called Yipit.com and the personalized deal aggregator has recently arrived for iPhone and iPod Touch in the form of Yipit Deals — Daily Deals, Sales and Coupons.

You’ll need an account to use Yipit, but you can set one up in-app. Or, if you’re like me and already using the service, just hit log in — your settings will import. When you set up your account, you’ll indicate your home location and select deal categories to personalize Yipit’s My Deals section. Don’t have a pet or a baby, or know you’ll never be purchasing any sort of beauty offers? Leave the category unchecked and Yipit won’t waste your time presenting these deals to you. That’s pretty helpful if your inbox is full of deal messages every morning — and we all know you aren’t reading those.

Yipit says it aggregates more than 800 deal sites, including Groupon, Google Offers and Living Social, but how well the app works really depends on your location. In addition to the My Deals support, the app also features a map function so you can find deals near your current location or home. You can also browse all of Yipit’s current deal findings through filterable categories. Yipit doesn’t provide much deal information beyond the price and original source, but you can launch the seller site in-app in order to get more information or make the purchase. I was a bit surprised the app only offers sharing via email — there’s no support for Facebook or Twitter — but then again I suppose the app isn’t out to provide free advertising for the original deal sources.

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At this point you shouldn’t rely on Yipit as your only deal viewer — it’s not currently capturing national deals nor is it offering support for instant deals such as Groupon Now (the ones you’d be most apt to use when on the go).

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