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Retail discount app launches in UAE

Helwa users can save between 5% to 20% when shopping online

Retail discount app launches in UAE

Helwa offers users discounts of up to 20 percent

A new app that allows customers to find and apply coupon codes to online shopping carts has been launched in the UAE. 

The web browser app – Helwa – was created by technology and gaming media veterans Hitesh Uchil and Abbas Jaffar Ali. 

According to the company, the app was created to avoid having to manually search for and verify discount codes that work across different websites. 

“We’re just a couple of geeks who found a smart way to save our families some money,” said Hitesh Uchil. “We wanted to share that with anyone who would like to save money on their online purchases, and that’s how Helwa came about.” 

Among the websites and brands that Helwa works on include Namshi, Gap, H&M, Mama’s and Papa’s, Bath & Body works, Home Box, Fresh to Home, Sprii, Ounass, Nisnass and Vogacloset. 

Savings on these stores range from 5 percent to 20 percent, with more brands expected to be added soon. 

“Helwa is really easy to use, and takes the guesswork out of getting the most savings when shopping online,” said Abbas Jaffar Ali. 

“We’re thrilled to be working with some of the leading regional websites that offer everything from fashion to groceries, and look forward to working with more of them in the future to expand our network of savings,” he added. 

Helwa works exclusively with Google Chrome, and a mobile version of the app is expected to be launched in the future. 

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