|The Entertainer Book|
Pretty much anyone who has lived in Dubai for a significant amount of time is aware of The Entertainer books. The books have been around for years, and offer buy-one-get-one coupons for pretty much anywhere in the city (seriously, the books are HUGE!)
I've been known to carry huge wads of coupons in my wallet, just because I love the value. But now I don't have to anymore, because.....*Drum roll*...THERE'S AN APP NOW!
The Entertainer team has just rolled out a new app for iPhone, Blackberry and Android. The app is absolutely free and if you download it now, there are quite a few free, pre-loaded offers to get you started. You can also pre-order the 2014 books, which come out in January. The Body Book comes out in March and includes tons of amazing health and beauty offers, so if you would rather spend your money on blowdries than brunches, you're definitely going to want to try that one out.
There are tons of different books, including Fine Dining, Kids, Travel, Kuwait, Jeddah, Abu Dhabi, Saudi and even Singapore and Hongkong! The awesome thing is that they also have member offers that you can redeem (for free) on the app. Which is a great help if you are planning a quick getaway before the end of the year.
How it works: It's super easy, if I can get it, anyone can! Just download the app and follow the instructions. Then you can view offers by name or even by whatever is closest to you. When it's time to get the bill, all you have to do is pull out your phone, click on the coupon, and redeem it. It will ask you for your personal pin (so don't forget what yours is!) and the vendor's pin and ta-da! You and your friend just got your meals or activities for half off. Not bad, eh?
For more information, or to download the app, visit their website www.theentertainerme.com/app. The app costs the same as the books, 356AED for most of the Dubai books (the international ones have different prices) and you never have to worry about leaving a coupon at home!