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Shoptimist: Savings site puts money back in your bank account


By Rebecca Holland

Couponing can get confusing. Each store has a different policy when it comes to using paper and digital coupons. Most stores don’t let shoppers combine their digital coupons with paper coupons on a single product, but there’s a trick to get around that rule. SavingStar (www.savingstar.com) is a digital coupon service that can literally put money back in your bank account, and it won’t affect how you choose to use other coupons on a shopping trip.

How it works:

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Digital Wallets – 10 Mobile Payment Systems To Take You There

By Brian Voo

Nowadays, we find ourselves carrying cold hard cash less and less because you can just as easily make your purchase with payment cards, and track your spending online. Plus, it’s more secure than carrying $350 to buy the latest iPad Mini.

Certain payment or loyalty cards also let you earn rewards or entries to contests, but they do add up. They make your wallet unnecessarily thick and heavy. Perhaps it is time to swap the system again; this time, for something that you have always been carrying around: your smartphone. (more…)

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5 Apps For Local Merchants To Manage Loyalty Programs

By Dianna Dilworth

loyalblocks image for loyalpages blogBig box retailers and chain restaurants have been doing a great job at letting shoppers get points and loyalty benefits using branded smartphone apps. But what about the little guys?

There are a number of apps that work with local merchants on loyalty programs to help indie bookstores, coffee shops, and local restaurants reward their loyal customers and bring the punchcard mentality to the mobile phone. (more…)

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7 Customer Loyalty Programs That Actually Add Value

By Kendal Peigussloyalty_programs

According to Inc., it costs a business about 5-10 times more to acquire a new customer than it does to sell to an existing one — and on average those current customers of yours spend 67% more than a new one. So, what are you doing to keep your customers coming back to your business? If you’re like 65% of marketers, your company has implemented a loyalty program. (more…)

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