Sciddy App, an Easy Way for Seniors to Save

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Sciddy is launching a new app that notifies consumers of U.S. businesses offering senior discounts.

"The app solves two basic problems facing seniors: we don't remember to ask for a discount or take the time to look one up," said Steve Mitchener, the creator of Sciddy.

Sciddy is launching a new application that provides information on senior discounts. Users of the app will receive notifications while in the vicinity of a business with a senior discount listing, acting as a reminder and discovery tool for saving them money.

Sciddy began as an everyday discount site for seniors 50 and over (Sciddy.com), but the site’s data will now be exclusive to its mobile application. The app is free to download and features over 250,000 discounts in cities across the country. Listed in the database are businesses in a variety of categories (e.g., food, entertainment and travel) with an ongoing calling campaign to obtain senior discount information even more local businesses and national chains, so that seniors can see results in any U.S. city. Businesses can also submit senior discounts on sciddy.com.

“The app solves two basic problems facing seniors: we don’t remember to ask for a discount or take the time to look one up,” said Steve Mitchener, the creator of Sciddy. “Our previous website made information readily available but it forced consumers to spend extra time searching for discounts. The new app removes that barrier.”

Once downloaded, the app frequently pings the user’s current location and recognizes when a person is simply on the move as opposed to when a consumer has actually stopped to visit a business. This helps mitigate the problem of receiving an overload of notifications that are not relevant to the consumer.

The app is free to download and the notification service is free initially. The annual subscription of $7.99 is recommended to continue receiving the discount notifications after the initial 30 day trial. Those who do not subscribe will still have access to the discount data through the Around Me feature, which displays discounts on a map through geo mapping.

Sciddy’s mission is to recognize seniors — the largest, most viable buying group in America — and the active lifestyles and well-defined tastes they enjoy. Businesses continue to customize their plans to recognize seniors, who possess tremendous purchasing power with heightened discretionary spending. The ability to receive senior discount information via the Sciddy mobile application will have a real time influence on their purchasing behavior.

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If you would like more information about this topic, you can access http://www.sciddy.com or schedule an interview with Steve Mitchener, CEO, by sending an email to press(at)sciddy(dot)com.

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