Our goal is to help students save money every time they open their wallets and the apps bring us one step closer to that.
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
The University Network (TUN) announced today the release of Deal Finder, a free Android app that helps college students save locally.
TUN’s Deal Finder app helps students find nearby deals everyday on the goods and services they regularly spend money on such as food, entertainment, beauty, fitness and even doctor visits. With over 12,000 participating merchants nationwide, Deal Finder provides local deals and discounts offered around more than 600 college campuses in the US. TUN expects to release Deal Finder for iPhone users in the next few weeks so that both versions will be available for students just in time for back-to-school.
“Our goal is to help students save money every time they open their wallets and the apps bring us one step closer to that.” states TUN’s CEO Peter Corrigan. “The apps are designed to help students save money when they are on the go, and the intuitive nature of the apps makes it easy for them to use.” Corrigan notes.
TUN has been helping students save with its website TUN.com and now it does the same in app form. For example, the Deal Finder app will help Students in New York City find deals such as 2-for-1 appetizers on Fridays at Tonic, 25% off all dance classes at Stepping Out Studios, and 20% off purchases at Club Monaco. Students in the Los Angeles area who use Deal Finder, will see deals like 20% off monthly memberships at RWS Crossfit, 10% off food orders at Sak’s Teriyaki, and 50% off waxing and facial services at Jeneal Skin Correction Center.
TUN’s Deal Finder has all of the functions that you would expect from a hyper local app. Users can choose from 3 views including Map View, List View, and even Augmented Reality View. Users can search areas near and far, and filter results by business type, time and day. Students can also share deals through social media, get directions and call business right from the app.
TUN’s core mission is to help college students save money. TUN acts as an advocate for students by encouraging local businesses to offer student deals. TUN also promotes the discounts offered by local businesses that are already committed to helping students. TUN has rapidly grown since its inception in 2010 when it became apparent that college students would need all the help they could get to deal with the rising cost of higher education and increasing student loan debt.