The name of the game is called saving money with the best coupon codes; the tool to do so is called CouponFollow.com and…Twitter.
CouponFollow indexes coupons for thousands of online retailers that are being mentioned on Twitter. You can use these codes to save cash at your favorite retail websites.
Using Twitter as a platform, CouponFollow empowers you to show your appreciation for good coupons, by retweeting them. In this manner coupon codes can go viral in a matter of seconds.
During this beta period, CouponFollow needs our help in flagging coupons, finding bugs, and giving them ideas for enhancements as they gear up for the holiday shopping season. CouponFollow.com’s algorithm isn’t perfect yet for matching coupons to websites so they are asking us to please flag them when you see one that is not matched correctly (Flag as Wrong Code). The good news is that with our help and some input from moderators, CouponFollow.com’s algorithm was created to get smarter over time.
Who is this site for?
Everyone can use the site to find the best coupon codes. Whether you are an impulsive buyer, a discount junkie and or a recession shopper, you can always save cash using coupon codes.
How do I sign up?
CouponFollow.com fully uses Twitter as the underlying platform, and users can easily sign-in to CouponFollow with their Twitter account to fully participate. They do not store or request any passwords here. You can connect your Twitter account and sign in directly through Twitter.
How do I Connect My Twitter Account?
First, click the Sign in with Twitter Connect button. You will be brought to Twitter.com where you will be asked to either login or simply allow access to the “CouponFollow'” application. Unless you have a sudden change of heart, simply click “Allow”. See CouponFollow.com’s tutorial for more details.
I don’t have a Twitter account… and I don’t want one
CouponFollow.com’s suggestion would be to simply sign up for a Twitter account and only use it for interaction with CouponFollow.com’s website.
How does this site work?
It’s pretty simple really. By default, codes are ranked higher by the number of unique tweets or re-tweets (they count these as votes but only one per Twitter account) that they have found mentioning that particular code. They let users easily vote up coupons by retweeting right from CouponFollow.com’s site. In this manner the coupon code becomes much more viral than trying to direct everyone to CouponFollow.com’s site and have them vote there. This is great for both consumers and retailers. Here is an example:
USER A has 500 followers on Twitter.com.
USER A visits CouponFollow.com and Retweets a coupon code he/she likes.
20 of USER A’s 500 followers see USER A’s tweet and decide to retweet it on their own.
That code just gained 20 votes! But now let’s say that 5 followers from each of those 20 people who retweeted USER A’s original tweet use the coupon and like it so much they retweet it too!
That’s 100 more votes! And so on, and so forth…
CouponFollow.com’s site will then find these tweets shortly after and the vote count will increase for the code accounting for all the new tweets. Pretty cool, huh?
How is CouponFollow different from other coupon websites?
They are focused on just tracking “codes.” Coupon codes, voucher codes, discount codes, whatever you want to call them. And the major difference is that they are pushing users of Twitter to vote. All voting is done through “tweeting.”
How is your site different from direct competitors?
CouponFollow.com’s site is different than other discount sites like CheapTweet and CouponTweet because they are using Twitter as a platform. This means they are getting data from Twitter, but also pushing users back to Twitter to send data. Currently CouponFollow.com’s site membership is through “Twitter Connect”, and the only way to vote for codes is through Tweeting. Note: Users can still vote by tweeting directly at Twitter.com.
How did this site come about?
One day Go Daddy had a really good coupon code. It was being spread around Twitter like wildfire, and they took notice. By the time CouponFollow.com’s twitter feed saw it, they had almost missed the bargain. They soon realized the spreading of this could be much more organized. They then set out to make this site.
The Code Worked! Now what?
Great! If you liked the discount help spread the word by retweeting the code that worked for you.
The Code Didn’t Work… Why?
You try coupon codes long enough and you are bound to run into this problem. Coupon codes sometimes fail to work because they are expired, have become invalid or various other reasons. The only thing they can say is report it so others don’t have the same mishap.
There’s more information on CouponFollow.com. Go check out their real-time coupon codes now!