Receiving coupons via mobile devices is becoming more popular, according to a story in the NY Times.
“Mobile coupons — usually text messages with discount codes sent to a cellphone — are becoming the blue-light specials for the digital age, promoting last-minute clothing sales, two-for-one entrees and cheap tickets to the theater,” the story says.
To get a mobile discount you pull up the coupon bar code or promo code as you make your purchase.
There are two ways to get mobile coupons. You can sign up to receive discounts with individual retailers or join a website that aggregates coupons and sends you ones that fit your chosen preferences.
On CellFire you can sign up for grocery or non-grocery mobile coupons. When I plugged in my zip code I got coupons for groceries, Payless, Sears photos, Hollywood Videos, Extreme Pita, 1-800-Flowers, and a BOGO free admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific.
On Zavers you can find coupons by category, brand, and retailer (they have four so far).
Yowza is a coupon application that only works with the iPhone or iPod Touch. 8coupons.com focuses only on New York City.
I would start with CellFire and Zavers and see what works for you.