RetailMeNot launches new iPhone coupons app featuring location-based offers
RetailMeNot.com, the largest online coupon site in the United States, has announced the launch of its newest iPhone Coupons app featuring location-specific coupons, as well as expiring and new coupon notifications. These new features will allow consumers to find hundreds of deals at nearby malls this year, making their holiday shopping that much easier.
“This next-generation Coupons app will initially help consumers find local in-store deals available at hundreds of major shopping malls across the country,” said Cotter Cunningham, CEO and founder of WhaleShark Media, which operates RetailMeNot. “As we review the results of our updated app, we believe there is an opportunity to expand this offering beyond shopping malls to help businesses drive local foot traffic and increase their sales revenues.”
Additional features of the new app include location-based coupons available at more than 500 shopping malls across the country by Black Friday, map services that identify nearest store locations to redeem in-store coupons, an easy-to-use interface with curated “Hot Deals” from popular stores, and access via search to RetailMeNot.com’s best online and in-store coupons from tens of thousands of merchants, plus several more new feautures.
Since the June 2012 launch of RetailMeNot.com’s first app, it has been downloaded by nearly 1.5 million people. As mobile technology and smartphone use continue to grow, sophisticated coupon apps will surely become more prominent in the near future. As Cunningham notes, “The new version of RetailMeNot.com’s iPhone app should be a part of every consumer’s shopping survival toolkit for the holidays.”
For more information about RetailMeNot.com, to download the new app or to search for nearby malls with location-based offers, visit http://www.retailmenot.com/mobile.
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SmartPing, Baesman partner on mobile marketing app
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The developer of a retail app is partnering with marketing company Baesman Group to offer a location-based, geo-fencing mobile app that it said would drive in-store traffic by sending sales and promotional offers to consumers’ smartphones.
After downloading the app, which has a built-in GPS system, users opt-in to retail brands and choose how often they would like to receive offers. Once near a store, the app will contact their smartphone with a discount or promotion designed specifically for them, which they can redeem immediately.
"We’re very excited to add the SmartPing mobile app to the wide array of direct marketing tools and integrated strategies that Baesman currently offers our clients," Baesman Group CEO Rod Baesman said. "Mobile marketing is not only an exciting marketing foray for retailers; it has become a necessity to reach consumers who expect relevant, customized brand offers delivered directly to their preferred communication channel — mobile."
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RediClinic employees drop 700 lbs. during 10-week weight loss challenge
HOUSTON, Texas – RediClinic employees and their families lost a combined 700 lbs. — an average of 19.5 lbs. per participant for those who completed the program — while participating in a companywide competition aimed at promoting weight loss and health improvement, the retail-based clinic operator announced.
The competition, dubbed Mission: Possible, encouraged RediClinic employees to participate in its Weigh Forward program free of charge for the chance to win weekly prizes. After 84 employees and their family members participated in the 10-week Weigh Forward program, RediClinic rightfully changed their Mission: Possible theme to Mission: Accomplished.
Nurse practitioner Anita Herrera, who lost 23 pounds during the competition, said the Weigh Forward program changed her family forever. “We shop differently, cook differently, choose healthier snacks, are more active and more motivated,” Herrera stated of her family. “We have learned things that we will use for the rest of our lives.”
RediClinic’s Weigh Forward program was launched in May 2011 as the first comprehensive, medically-supervised weight-loss program delivered in a grocery store. The program has helped more than 600 patients lose up to 75 pounds and many reduced their risk of chronic illness.
Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center performed an analysis on patients who participated in Mission: Possible and found several significant health benefits — in addition to weight loss — as a result of completing the 10-week program. The findings showed improvements in blood pressure from pre-hypertensive range to normal levels, reductions in cholesterol by an average of 16 points, reductions in waist circumference by an average of three inches and body mass index declined by an average of two points. Mission: Possible was the first time the company provided incentives for its own employees to participate.
“We saw how well Weigh Forward was working for everyone else, so we decided to take a bit of our own medicine and the results were gratifying,” stated Web Golinkin, RediClinic’s CEO.
The Weigh Forward program was developed in partnership with weight loss expert David L. Katz and capitalizes on RediClinic’s facilities and clinicians inside grocery stores to provide patients with information and counseling on diet/nutrition, physical activity and behavior modification. The program includes weekly meal plans, with recipes and shopping lists of items that are available at all RediClinic host locations. The Weigh Forward program also identifies the patient’s individual barriers to success so that each program can be customized to help the patient overcome them. Each program includes an initial medical evaluation and regular biometric testing to ensure that patients are improving their health while losing weight. In addition to weekly visits with RediClinic clinicians, Weigh Forward patients have access to a technology platform, which includes 24/7 access to physical activity and diet/nutrition e-coaches.
Ginny Lott, another participant in RediClinic’s Mission: Possible competition, said the Weigh Forward program’s weekly checkups with clinicians gave her some accountability to stay on track. “Because of Weigh Forward, I have the tools I need to continue weight loss for better health and a longer future. I lost 39 pounds during the 10-week program and have now lost a total of 50 pounds,” Lott said.
Weigh Forward program patients can expect to lose an average of 1 to 2 lbs. per week, which is the rate of weight loss recommended by the National Institutes of Health, and upon completion of the 10-week program, will have the knowledge and skills to continue losing weight and improving their health as needed, according to RediClinic. Maintenance programs are available for those who need ongoing support from RediClinic’s clinicians and through the program’s online resources, which include access to nutritionists and physical activity e-coaches.
The program is currently available at all 30 RediClinic locations inside H-E-B stores in Houston, Austin and San Antonio, Texas.
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