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Pushpins Brings Fresh Approach to Mobile Coupons and Rewards to the App StoreNew Coupon App for iPhone and iPod Touch Helps Shoppers Earn Rewards and Save Money On-the-Spot at Over 2,000 Grocers Across the U.S. (November 16, 2010)
MENLO PARK, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/16/10 -- Pushpins, Inc., the next-generation mobile coupon company, today announced the launch of its flagship mobile coupon and rewards app on the App Store. The free app, called Pushpins, delivers instant coupons and rewards to shoppers when they use their iPhone or iPod touch to scan UPC barcodes at the grocery store. Pushpins is currently supported in more than 2,000 stores nationwide, including Safeway, ShopRite, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick's, Randalls, Carrs, Genuardi's, and Tom Thumb.
When using the app, users 'check in' to their local grocery store and begin scanning their favorite products. Pushpins instantly returns a list of coupons for those and related products, which customers can automatically add to their store-issued savings or rewards club card. At checkout, the customer simply swipes her store club card, and the savings are instantly deducted from the total and appear on the receipt.
"Pushpins are just like the coupons you used to clip, but now we make it as simple as a scan and a swipe to instantly save money on your favorite products," said Jason Gurwin, CEO and co-founder of Pushpins. "The best part is that Pushpins users get real savings from their very first day and every single time they shop."
Using Pushpins is a quick and easy way to save hundreds of dollars a year on your groceries. Additionally, Pushpins partnered with Coupons.com, the leader in digital coupons, to ensure consumers get all of the best coupons available. The app is simple to use, and children can also enjoy scanning products -- helping out Mom or Dad while keeping themselves entertained at the grocery store. Pushpins easily links to users' Twitter and Facebook accounts, allowing shoppers to instantly share savings with friends. The social platform allows shoppers to accumulate points the more they use the app so they can compete with their friends to see who's the savviest shopper. The top savers can earn additional rewards and prizes.
Pushpins is the next-generation mobile coupon application that delivers instant coupons and rewards when users scan the barcodes of products in the grocery store. Pushpins, Inc. is based in Menlo Park, CA and was founded by Jason Gurwin, Dan Lambert, and Peter Michailidis. The company was a finalist in the PepsiCo10 and MassChallenge. They are backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners. http://www.pushpinsapp.com.
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