Clipping coupons is a great, easy way to save money, made undesirable only by the act of clipping coupons. Get your discounts hi-tech style: 8coupons.com, debuting tomorrow
8C is a free service that sends discounts from your favorite neighborhood straight to your cell phone, allowing you to continue using ValPaks to steady wobbly furniture, or craft papier-máché busts of Rue McClanahan. Select a deal from C8's regularly updated list, enter your digits, and they'll text you a savings code -- to redeem, just flash your cell at the cashier/waiter/bartender/horny ninja at that video store that only rents kung fu and adult cinema. C8's not limited to useful-but-boring coupon fare either (optometrist, floor refinisher...), offering salivatory options like free wings at Boss Tweeds, free beer at Twisted Burger, and 1/2-off dinner at Baluchi's. Of course, traditional deals are available -- and after a cut-rate bacchanal of wings, beer, and steamy Vegetable Jalfrazi, you'll be grateful for 20% off dry cleaning
In the near future, 8C'll up the ante with "Ocho Loco" coupons, good on absurd offerings like 8-cent burgers and cocktails -- though there's nothing like sauntering up to a bar and shouting "Give me the Ocho Loco!" to make you reflect on the quiet dignity of coupon clipping.