Hi all, I found these three articles listing new/expanded apps for the Palm Pre:

1. Valpak coupons can now be loaded onto your Pre and let you know the closest location of stores that carry items on sale, (1 article).

2. Fandango movie tickets can now be used as "electronic tickets" on the Palm Pre. Fandango app is already availbale from what I gather, this service is just starting it's roll out paperless tickets. So far it just a handfull of theaters, but that is expected to exapand soon, (2 articles).

As requested in other postings, I am now including links to all of the articles.

take care, Jay

Valpak Launches More Mobile Coupon Apps
Published on March 15, 2010

Valpak Launches More Mobile Coupon Apps - MediaBuyerPlanner

Direct marketer Valpak is taking its coupons mobile. Valpak just launched a free mobile coupon applications for the Android. This joins its mobile coupons available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Palm Pre mobile and smartphone platforms.

Valpak delivers more than 17,000 offers through the mobile couponing app platform, the same as those available in digital format on Valpak.com.

Users of the Valpak mobile couponing can:

Search savings by categories of dining, auto, beauty, health, shops, leisure, home, professional and general.
Use the phone’s GPS to locate savings around them.
Automatically sort results by distance from their current location.
Click on an offer and use the phone’s mapping function to get directions.
View multiple discounts at any given time.
Valpak plans to launch a free mobile coupon app for the Blackberry platform later this month, writes Retailer Daily.

Digital Coupons Proliferate

More than 10 million digital coupons were redeemed in the first half of 2009, up 25% from the previous year, and mobile coupons are increasingly in demand as consumers try them and realize how easy they are to use, Valpak claims.

Discount, Dept. Stores Offer Mobile Coupons

An increasing number of retailers are joining the mobile coupon revolution. Discount chain Target recently launched a new national mobile coupon program that allows customers to receive mobile coupons directly on their mobile phones and redeem them by scanning a barcode at checkout.

Target says it is the first national retailer to offer scannable mobile coupons directly to customers’ mobile phones for redemption in all of its stores. Department store retailer JCPenney has been piloting a similar program at select stores in the Houston, Texas, area that allows customers to download and carry coupons on their mobile phones that can be scanned directly from the phone’s display screen at the register.
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Fandango Begins Rolling Out Mobile Tickets That Let Moviegoers Go Paperless

by Erick Schonfeld on Mar 15, 2010

Fandango Begins Rolling Out Mobile Tickets That Let Moviegoers Go Paperless

Waiting in line for movie tickets is still the worst part of going to the movies (unless you are going to see The Bounty Hunter). With so many mobile phone movie apps, it’s easy to find what’s playing at nearby theaters and even purchase tickets right from your mobile phone, but then you still have to get a paper ticket from the dispenser or the ticket agent. But your ticket could easily be delivered to your mobile phone via a 2D barcode.

Today, Fandango is launching a mobile ticket program in eight cities which lets moviegoers finally go paperless. Your ticket is delivered to your mobile phone via an SMS or MMS message linked to a 2D barcode, which the ticket-takers can scan. Movie theaters need to equip their attendees with special scanners, which is why it is only available in a few markets. (MovieTickets.com is testing a similar program).

Here are the theaters participating in Fandango’s initial rollout:

New York: City Cinemas 1, 2 & 3, Angelika Film Center, East 86th Street Cinemas, Village East Cinema, Beekman Theatre, The Paris Theatre.
New Jersey: Manville 12 Plex.
Houston: Angelika Film Center.
Dallas/Plano: Angelika Dallas; Angelika Plano.
San Diego: La Mesa Grossmont Center, Clairemont Town Square Stadium.
Bakersfield: Valley Plaza 16.
Sonoma County: Rohnert Park 16.
Hawaii: Ward Stadium, Kahala Theater, Kapolei 16, Mililani Stadium.
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FANDANGO DEBUTS MOBIL TICKETING
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Fandango Debuts Mobile Movie Tickets

I'm loving the paperless ticketing trend! From airlines to movie theaters, companies are scrapping wasteful paper tickets in favor of eco-friendly paperless ticketing. Fandango already has apps for iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm Pre, and Android (find them all on the Fandango site), and now it's taking it a step further, offering mobile tickets at several theaters across the country. Find out how it works after the break.

Tickets are delivered via text message after purchase. You can use the service if you have AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile and your phone has access to the Internet; a link to your ticket is sent to your phone via text. Verizon customers receive tickets via Pix message; simply click to view them. The "ticket" contains a barcode that ticket-takers will scan at the theater. There is no extra charge to use the service, currently available in eight US cities from NYC to Hawaii. One drawback: if you're purchasing multiple tickets, your entire party has to be present to enter — you can't just forward the barcode to someone else. No word yet on when the technology will go nationwide; since theaters need special scanners to honor the mobile tickets, it may be a while until they catch on.