San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
Stretching the holiday budget just got easier this year, thanks to greenstack, a free location-based savings app that guides holiday shoppers to nearby restaurants that have active deals and discounts.
Dining out is an integral part of the holiday shopping tradition, so this new deal discovery mechanism provides a smart way to mind the budget during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza this year.
Available for free, greenstack is the only mobile app to combine discount offers, providing users with multiple ways to save, all on one screen. As coupons, sales, loyalty and membership benefits are instantly ‘stacked’, the total savings can be a welcome surprise.
“Our mission is to make deal discovery easy and fun,” said David Hehman, CEO and co-founder, GreenStack, Inc. “We’re excited to provide the new money-saving secret weapon for holiday shoppers this year, uncovering dining deals they otherwise wouldn’t likely know about.”
Dynamic Duo: Shopping & Dining
According to new research by the National Retail Association, 32 million Americans are expected to dine out while shopping on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, which takes place the day after Thanksgiving.
Last year, the association noted that nearly seven out of 10 Black Friday shoppers said they planned to visit a restaurant while on their shopping trip.
Sales Forecasts Solid but Consumers are Cautious
Holiday sales will increase 4.1% this year, but factors such as the unemployment rate, as well as slow job and income growth, create a cautious but capable consumer, according to the National Retail Federation.
Whether a consumer is a best-price seeker by nature or simply cautious due to the country’s slow economic recovery, greenstack is a new must-have app for this holiday season.
Anyone with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad can add the greenstack app to their holiday sanity and savings plan, for free, by simply visiting the App Store at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.
The app’s initial focus is on dining, but will be expanded to provide shopping and entertainment savings opportunities in the near future.
How it works
While out shopping, a greenstack user would only need to launch the app on their iPhone and up pops a list of restaurants that each provide multiple savings opportunities. A map view is also available.
These restaurants may be one door down, around the block or on the other side of town. The app clearly indicates the distance to each eatery and which deals are offered that day. If a user opted to check off which memberships, loyalty and other groups they belong to, when prompted at sign-up, then those related discounts and offers would be displayed as well.
Another way the app makes deal discovery fun and easy is by automatically integrating mall coupon offers, a feature that is now live with the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco. For example, most malls provide shoppers with a savings card or coupon book when they visit the concierge information booth, and these savings card deals will be automatically viewable in greenstack.
Offers are most populated in the San Francisco region, initially.
About GreenStack, Inc.
Founded in early 2012, GreenStack, Inc. develops mobile apps that make saving money fun and easy. The company’s initial product, launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012, is also named greenstack. A free iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad app, greenstack provides location-based savings, for the ultimate in discount redemption while dining in the US, with shopping and entertainment coming soon. GreenStack’s patent-pending technology brings ‘stacking’ to the deals marketplace – where coupons, sales, loyalty and membership benefits, and so on, are instantly combined and redeemed on-the-spot. Based in San Francisco, California, GreenStack is headed up by serial entrepreneur David Hehman and has raised $600K in seed funding.