It seems that people are starting to grow tired of daily deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial. These sites still rule, but having to commit to buying up front can be a major turn off. There’s a trend in the loyalty programs business for offering deals at the time of purchase and several companies, such as Shopkick, Belly, and Pirq are filling that void. The process is easy. Simply download the associated app and hunt for a nearby establishment that participates in these programs. You may score instant discounts, free food, or points towards future rewards. Easy.
The next time you are at a local shop, whip out your smartphone to see if there’s a deal to be had.