Whistl app saves time and money finding food deals

Find restaurant deals in your area by letting an app do all the work.

The uncle of one of the founders of this app, Hans Rosenthal, emailed me last week to share "Whistl." Yes, that's WHISTL without an E on the end. It's free and super easy to use and works on your iPhone or iPad.

Here's how it works. Go to your app store and search for "Whistl." Once it pops up, select it and install. Once it's installed, go to the app and open it up. The app will automatically find your location and will only list the deals available for that day.

A list of all the current deals happening within your range will show up. You can choose the distance to be 10 miles, 25 miles or 50 miles. Then the app will search for restaurant deals from your location. If you change locations, all you have to do is slide the screen down to do a refresh and then it will show deals in your new location. It's that simple.

From my location, the app pulled up many current restaurant deals. I even called and went to a few restaurants listed with deals to check for accuracy and the app was spot on.

Here is an example of some of the deals. At Kona Grill at Chandler Mall they have half priced sushi from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m Monday. If you're looking for a specific restaurant , you can type in the restaurant's name in the search bar, and if they are having deals, it will pop up.

Whistl is so simple to use and you don't have to sign up to install it. Plus in a few weeks this app will be available on Android devices.

So now you can keep track of any deals happening at Valley restaurants without the hassle.

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