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Voucher Cloud is an app developed by Invitation Digital that allows users to get discount vouchers straight to their mobile, as well as locating nearby businesses with special offers.

It's an excellent idea, and one which removes the need to print out vouchers to use discount codes offline. So does the app measure up?

Voucher Cloud app

To make things easier, Voucher Cloud takes your current location via GPS and serves up the offers closest to you. This seems to work well, though I did get an offer for an Aston Villa stadium tour, and I'm a long way from Birmingham.

The various knife and fork and other symbols above allow you to narrow the search to just restaurants etc, while you can search through an A-Z list or on the map if you prefer:

Selecting an entry will bring up more details of the offer and information on terms and conditions:

Useful contact information is also provided, and the location can be pinpointed using Google Maps. Perhaps a future update to the app could add more information to help users decide about businesses, such as price ranges, and maybe user reviews.

Clicking on the 'use' link will take you to the voucher you need to show to the waiter when the bill arrives:

Other options allow you to track your savings:

The only problem I had with the app when I tried it out was the subscription options. In the settings screen, it marks me as subscription inactive, and then gives me these options:

Clarity is important when it comes to charges, and the options here have been explained poorly. Looking at this forum, it has already caused some confusion with potential users, while others have given it just one star in the App Store thanks to the charges.

Also, if you are asking people to pay £5.99 per month, then why not make an effort to sell the benefits of subscription and actually tell them what they will get for the fee?

Telling people they will 'enjoy unlimited usage of everything Voucher Cloud has to offer' is simply not enough information, and it also doesn't tell people anything about the payment method.

Having asked Invitation Digital Director Greg Le Tocq about this, many of the offers on the app are free, but the subscription option provides access to the full range of vouchers, such as discounts at Marco Pierre White's restaurant. He also said that the app description would be changed to make this clearer.

Conclusion

The Voucher Cloud app is well-designed and easy to use, and offers a very useful service, saving the hassle of printing out vouchers from the web, and thus allowing people to use voucher codes more spontaneously.

Given the growth and popularity of voucher codes online, and the potential for people to make saving through the app, Voucher Cloud has the potential to become very popular indeed.

Graham Charlton

Published 4 February, 2010 by Graham Charlton

Graham Charlton is the former Editor-in-Chief at Econsultancy. Follow him on Twitter or connect via Linkedin or Google+

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Greg Le Tocq

Thank you for the postive review. Your feedback is vital. As one of the founders of the business, I thought it would be important to answer some of the queries.

Just to clarify one thing, Vouchercloud is a FREE app with 100s of FREE vouchers which will eradicate the need for printable vouchers.

The subscription option mentioned in the review within the application is for the very small number of PREMIUM OFFERS where you will save a minimum of £10 and it is up to the user if they want to use these vouchers.

Our view is that if we can save you £15-20 at a restaurant where you cannot find a deal, users would be happy to share "£1.75 of the saving?"

Vouchers at national chains such as cafe rouge, strada, zizzi and lots lots more are all free to use.

We will be releasing an update within 48hrs which will make this all clearer !

Greg Le Tocq

co-founder of vouchercloud

over 6 years ago

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John

Looks like a great app. I have been using Local Sale Finder for a while now and will check this out.  The more choice the better from a consumer perspective.

John

over 6 years ago

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Dean Edwards

Looks a great app, but having trouble with Register. Have repeatedly filled in the information but keeps telling me that there is Missing Parameter. There are only 6 bits of info requested so not sure how I am going wrong. Any ideas?

over 6 years ago

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Doug Chisholm

A nice looking app that should prove useful when they demystify it a bit..

There are 2 other very useful voucher apps, one by BView.co.uk and one from Rippll called 'local offers'

Rippll also distribute vouchers through all their social apps such as 'London Bars' which are nice as they are contextually relevant and have Augmented Reality capabilities!

Doug Chisholm

MD - Rippll.com

over 6 years ago

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Anthony

Could you please tell me how to change my login details as I cannot remeber my E-mail (as terminated account) and it keeps saying device is already registered when I try to re-register. This app is superb and need to start using it again!!

over 6 years ago

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voucher codes uk

Great article! Over here in the states, I always see at least one slow-cooker on the shelves of any resale/thrift shop, but I, too, am concerned about leaving a used relic of the disco era plugged into an electrical outlet unattended all day. My girlfriend and I BORROW one from a friend who rarely uses his, but it’s such a pain. Seems like buying a new one would pay off many times over, though…maybe you’ve convinced me to buy a new one.

about 6 years ago

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Ian

Same problem as Anthony. I've forgotten my password and Voucher Cloud won't email a reminder and I can't re-register as it says that my device is already registered. I'm effectively blocked from using this great service. Can anyone help me? I've emailed VoucherCloud and am waiting for a reply so I can start using again.

about 6 years ago

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Kenzie

For individual activation or login help, please email hello@vouchercloud.com and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

about 6 years ago

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Tom

Voucher clouds, you are doing very well. but i am review you are not updating your discount vouchers and also your registration process is very tough. Mostly people are geting problems to register.Have you launched any new codes.

almost 6 years ago

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dave

great app voucher cloud

almost 5 years ago

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Lisa Buckton, Sta at Middlesbrough council

Hello please help I've loaded the app onto my I phone but for some strange reason when i try t search through the app it won't allow me to, kicks me out not loading up!! I'm really wanting a voucher off here to please help thank you

almost 3 years ago

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