Thursday, December 27, 2012
PRODUCT REVIEW: Pretty Penny
I recently had the opportunity to review the new e-commerce site Pretty Penny. Launching this month, Pretty Penny is the answer to every busy Fashionista's desire to save money online but spend less time searching for coupons. Without leaving the "comfort" of the current site you are browsing, the Pretty Penny web app indentifies the site you are on, searches for coupons, and illuminates if it finds a deal for that store. Shoppers just click the icon to view the deal or a coupon code to use at checkout.
"The founders were seeking to solve a problem they themselves ran into...the frustration of discovering there was a promotion going on that they missed. So they came up with the idea of Pretty Penny" - Jennifer Lee, designer at Pretty Penny. The Pretty Penny Web App not only searches for coupons for the site, but also looks for deals such as 25% off Sale Styles at Anne Klein. When the app opens on a shopping site, there are two options: Coupons or Deals. Below is a list of the online stores that are currently supported by Pretty Penny, with more added daily.
So of course I had to test this new app out and went to Anne Klein's site on Google Chrome. The Pretty Penny web app is located on the right side of the site and flashes light blue if there's a deal. I then proceeded to expand the web app and saw the options for coupons or deals. At the time I checked out Anne Klein's site there were coupons just deals but you can see via the image below that you have the option to switch back and forth between the two.
Joining Pretty Penny is pretty easy. It's currently supported by the Google Chrome browser. Once you are on their site you just click the join button and then a box appears requesting your permission to install the app on your google chrome bookmarks. It's a very clean & streamlined site. It's not busy with a lot of fluff which makes it enjoyable. You also don't have to deal with a profile, or log-in, which is nice! Currently Pretty Penny is in beta mode, and they are looking for feedback from users on the site! Feel free to send them feedback & questions via their Help Form.
About Pretty Penny
Pretty Penny is the first coupon application specially designed with the busy young professional and Fashionista in mind, to eliminate the need to search for coupons and deals when they shop. The beautifully-designed browser add-on automatically delivers coupons to consumers without them needing to leave the site they are on. Pretty Penny is owned and operated by Pretty Penny LLC, a Los Angeles-based company.
DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored post, thoughts & opinions are my own