I love couponing and I love my smartphone, so I’m always on the lookout for smartphone apps that will help my couponing trips go more smoothly. I’ve tried dozens of couponing apps, and few find a permanent place on my phone. One that I definitely won’t be deleting is called “Double Coupon Checker.”

What is it?

If you’re like me, you’ve found those new GS-1 databar barcodes to be tricky when it comes to knowing whether or not a coupon will double. This app will help take the mystery out of those tricky new barcodes—all you have to do is open the app, scan the barcode, and get your result!

How does it work?

The app itself is very simple in design. Not sure if a coupon will double? Just scan your barcode, and you will see a white screen with a clear “YES” or “NO.” The app will also verify the value of the coupon ($1 off 2, 50¢ off 1, etc.).

Is it accurate?

I use this app all the time, and I’ve never had a mistake. But to really test this new app, I put the Double Coupon Checker through the ringer at the mother of all double coupon events in my area—Super Double Coupon Week at Harris Teeter. The app worked beautifully! Every coupon that the app said would double did, and I was able to avoid using any coupons that wouldn’t take full advantage of the event. Needless to say, I was quite pleased!

But you want to know the best part of this app? It’s absolutely free! There is no better word in a couponer’s vocabulary than “overage,” and if you shop at a store that allows overage, this app can make your day.

The Double Coupon Checker App is available in the iTunes App Store for all versions of the iPhone and iPad. Go get your double coupon on!

This is a guest post by Abby from Clarksville, TN
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7 thoughts on “Extreme Couponing Tip: Try the Double Coupon Checker App!”

  1. Jodi says:

    I’ve had coupons that stated “do not double” right on it & my store still would double it. I’m wondering if the manufacturers put that on there basically as a CYA. More or less meaning that if you double it, you can’t come after them for the additional reimbursements – it comes out of the pocket of the store.

  2. Jodi says:

    Tried to download it to my iPod & it tells me that the app is incompatible with my iPod/iPhone. The app requires a camera with autofocus. :-(

  3. jashley0822 says:

    What about for Android phones? :(

  4. Mandi says:

    Aren’t people always hyping about how we shouldn’t be reading coupons and trying to decipher them because it’s wrong to do. Aren’t we suppose to be using the coupon based on the what the manufacturer printed on the front. But here’s an app doing it for us. Seems a bit hypocritical to me.

    • Mauimeg18 says:

      Why is it wrong to read a coupon and try to decipher it? Part of being a KCL (at least in my opinion) is that you plan ahead the best you can so you know what to expect at checkout. I think trying to do things like cut off expiration dates, or use coupons for products that do not match the coupon are wrong. I don’t think using an app to scan a coupon and see if it is going to double at the register is a bad thing. It aids in the planning process. As with most things, there are ways to use it incorrectly but that depends on the integrity of the individual user.

  5. Jeffy Walker says:

    In Fl, they don’t double. Whick is stupid..

  6. Valerie says:

    Is it available yet for Android phones?

  7. Kristine777 says:

    That is nice, but for someone who hasn’t crossed over into the high tech world of cell phones I’m unable to get a lot of great “deals” cuz I don’t have a cell phone to download the apps AND living in southern CA stores here don’t double coupons, which I think they should since CA is a very expensive place to live. Just my 2 cents worth….