Attention shoppers! There is a fabulous new app out now for your iPhone that combines all of your shopping needs into one easy-to-use app. It is a shop-a-holic’s (or busy mom’s) dream come true. Imagine Amazon, Pinterest and Groupon all rolled into one and that is pretty much Clutch Shopping! This app does it all! Christmas shopping will be a breeze. Need to pick-up a last minute gift for your mom or BFF? No worries! Clutch has you covered!
There are so many features to this app, I really don’t know where to begin! Your first step is probably to set up a profile. Here you simply enter an email address, choose a screen name and enter a Credit Card of your choice to shop with. Now the fun really starts! You can find friends or invite friends to “follow” in Clutch so you can shop together. If you see a great deal or a must-have for the fall fashion season, then add it to your feed and your friends and followers can snag the deal with you or checkout your style. Another feature that I really like was “Compare and Shop”. I did not actually test out this feature as I have an iPad not an iPhone and I never had my iPad with me when I was out shopping. The way it seems to work, is you scan the barcode of an item you want to compare and Clutch will bring up prices for that item in other stores. That way you can guarantee that you are getting the best price for your item. There is also a “Deals & Offers” feature that uses your GPS to locate special offers and discounts in your area. These discounts come from links from various reputable websites such as Restaurant.com and Groupon. One last fabulous feature (again, I looked at this but did not try it) is that you can buy and email gift cards to people from this app. They have hundreds to choose from. All you need to do is select the gift card you want, choose the amount you want the gift card to be for, enter your recipients email address and the date you want it delivered and VIOLA! An easy-peasy way to send birthday or anniversary gifts without the hassle of leaving your home or remembering to mail it!
Clutch Shopping is an innovative and ingenious app that is sure to benefit busy mom’s everywhere. For someone like me who has 4 young children, it is an answer to my prayers! I HATE (yes I know it is a strong word) shopping with my children so I do a majority of my shopping online. I really, really love the idea of sending gift cards via email and I intend to try that feature next month for my BFF’s birthday. Also, our family is leaving on vacation this week and I am excited to try the “Deals & Offers” feature to see if I can snag some killer deals on meals and activities while we are away. I will keep you posted via iPhonemom.com and I am anxious to hear what experiences our readers have with this app. Happy Shopping!