Elias Pelcastre

There’s an app to easily keep track of iTunes discounts on your iPhone or iPad

iTunes deals app

Free My Apps used to be a paradise; back in 2012, there were lots of apps to try and this meant you could get $10 vouchers in no time to download content from iTunes without paying anything.

Nowadays, the website, which I understand is from Japan, rarely posts “offers” that you can redeem for credits. I used to get the 3,000 points for a $10 iTunes gift card in less than a month.

I now go to iTunes to search for discounted albums and films, as I´m not into games or apps in general. But some iTunes offers can last for a day, and it’s hard to keep up.

For example, at the start of December, Apple discounted the full series of How I Met Your Mother, to sell it at $30 when each season goes at $20 a piece. The nine seasons end up costing you $180, or six-fold.

I found the offer with CheapCharts, a free app that keeps score of all the discounted series, films, and music albums. It even has a section where you can access the eBooks that are available at a lower price.

iTunes deals app

Let the app scan your library, and it automatically shows you related deals. or you can start a wish list to let CheapCharts know which items to keep an eye for you. If you’re are looking for an artist or actor, in particular, just tap the search button to find if their content has a rebate.

If you’re are looking for an artist or actor, in particular, just tap the search button to find if their content has a rebate.

The one thing I don´t like about CheapChart is that, if notifications are on, you get this annoying number badge every time you turn your device on. You can get rid of it by heading to the top left menu, and in My Deals, tap the eye on the right side corner.

CheapCharts is available for iPhone and iPad here, or on your computer on this link; it only works on the US iTunes Store. If you try it, let us know your thoughts below.