WHITING, Ind. — Smartphones and couponing go hand in hand, according to a new CouponCabin.com survey.
Among 3,312 U.S. adults ages 18 years and older surveyed by Harris Interactive on behalf of CouponCabin, 40% of smartphone users said they have redeemed a coupon on their mobile device. When it came to frequency, nearly one-third (29%) of smartphone users searched for coupons on their device at least once a month, with 40% of U.S. adults ages 18 to 34 years doing the same. When asked what types of coupons they have redeemed on their smartphones, users said the following:
Daily deals: 41%;
Grocery coupons: 39%;
Online coupon codes: 34%;
Printable coupons: 29%;
Freebies such as free samples or coupons toward free trial of items: 24%; and
Other non-grocery coupons: 23%.
When it came to the use mobile applications while shopping on smartphones, 72% of respondents said were at least somewhat likely to use a mobile app that offers savings with different types of coupons (i.e., grocery, nongrocery, etc.).