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appFor many college students at the University South Alabama, the days of depending on parents for money are a thing of the past. Now there are countless necessities that eat away at our expenses that never did in high school. Bargains and discounts (especially those for students) are always welcome.

But aren’t most students too busy to actively seek out and discover which businesses have student discounts? For some, saving money might not be worth the inconvenience
Can all of the broke college students catch a break? The answer is a resounding yes. Anyone with the aforementioned problems should take out their smart phone and search “Vidappe”.

Vidappe is a relatively new iPhone/Android app that sends out notifications in real-time when you are physically close to a business with a student discount. This innovation may seem too good to be true, but many students on campus are already taking advantage of its benefits.

BJ Smith, a senior majoring in interdisciplinary studies, recalls his first Vidappe alert. “I was driving down Hillcrest, and I began receiving all of these notifications from Vidappe. There were actually quite a few places that I didn’t know had student discounts, like Verizon’s 25 percent off all accessories,” Smith said.

All users of Vidappe are likely to discover multiple businesses that they were unaware had student discounts. Marisa Farnell, a freshman majoring in psychology, was ecstatic when she learned about certain discounts on Vidappe.

“I love Vidappe! I actually didn’t know that Trax Tires had student discounts! That will come in handy for me and probably any other college student with a car,” Farnell said. So often college students eat at restaurants or purchase goods from businesses without taking advantage of its student discount. Students using Vidappe will not find this to be much of a problem.

Lindsey Estes, a freshman majoring in Therapeutic Recreation, agrees.

“I love being able to find the student discounts anywhere I am, because they are rarely advertised,” Estes stated. Even if you’re not “tech-savvy”, Vidappe is refreshingly easy to manage. It’s as simple as registering, adjusting personal settings, choosing your university and Vidappe does the rest on-the-go.

Even if you don’t have a Smartphone, you can still register online at and view all of the deals in your area.

Don’t waste any more time or lose any more money. Try Vidappe and see all of the deals around Mobile that you can take advantage of.


Written by Stuart Sox | Contributing Writer

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