WhatsOnSale is a relatively new app that pushes news about sales, promos and discounts into your smartphone. Currently available on iOS, WhatsOnSale takes a look at your general location and prompts you with nearby promos. In that sense, it’s similar to Foursquare but it goes beyond food.
In the promo below for instance, I wanted to take a look at credit card promotions. If you think about it, the app makes a good case for choosing a credit card company based on the number of promos available. In this case, BPI is the clear winner.
Though promos based on geolocation is pretty neat, I still prefer browsing the full list of categories. You’ll be surprised to know that there really is a rich list of establishments that go on sale regularly and if you contextualize this with holidays such as Halloween, you’ll see a healthy listing of hotel promos for that day so you can do an informed comparison between establishments.
Although WhatsOnSale supports coupons I haven’t encountered any. The promos are actually just a compilation of listings with the corresponding contact information of the establishments to inquire further.
If I were to nitpick, the overall design and layout isn’t too appealing, given that it uses the carousel-style scroll similar to iTunes. I would have honestly preferred an option to have the promos in tile format rather than the rolodex-inspired spinning. But that’s really just minor.
To sum it all up, WhatsOnSale does only one thing, but does it quite surprisingly well: it keeps you informed of all the promotions and discounts across several establishments. I would highly suggest downloading the app and do a quick browse this coming holidays. It will definitely make your Christmas shopping more informed!