Friday, April 26, 2013

TUN.com A College Student's New Best Friend

I am not receiving anything in return for this review. 


Haven't heard of TUN.com yet? That's okay I didn't until about a month ago. What it is is a site geared towards College students and helping them find deals fofood to fitness, nightlife, entertainment and beauty. This app isn't just for college students either! Anyone who lives near a university could benefit giving this site/app a try! 

I was emailed about month back from The University Network about if I could check out TUN.com and if I liked it do a little free press so them. I figured I'd check out the website and if I liked it I would help them out. I mean come on who doesn't like finding deals? Best part is that it's free. Like one of my professors say nothing is better than free. 

Basically what you do is go TUN.com Click on the search box in the middle of the page and type your College/University into the box and search it. Below I searched Temple University.

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In the next photo below is what the next page will look like. It shoes all different kinds of deals. Some are just the normal specials others are deals solely for College students. On the right side of the page there is a bottom box where you match the icon to what the deal is for an you can find it on the map.  
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A great feature is that you can narrow your search down to just on thing. In the picture below I narrowed it down to just beauty deals. 
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You can tell where the deals are in to relation to your school because on the map it is represented by the little bouncing blog icon. 

So how does this preform great, there's tons of deals in the center city area where a lot of philadelphia college students go. They have an app in the itunes store. Also they have an app for androids in the play store.  I personally find the android app work better than the computer version. 

You can click the photos above for easy download if you would like this awesome app on your cell!

Now here's what I don't like, it's a short list don't worry. It can be slow at times. The map can be a pain where it zooms in instead of shows the deal. You can't do a mile within search on the desktop search, but can in the mobile app search.  Like I said above I prefer the app to using the website. 

PROS: 
  • Easy to navigate
  • Deals for College students
  • Deals for anyone
  • Has apps for mobile use
CONS:
  • Can run slow at times
  • Does not have a lot of small universities student deals. 
 I love this site and use it to find a few great deals already. I think they need to fix some things but it's a great start to a super helpful program. I think not just college students could benefit from it.  I have it on my phone!