New York, NY (PRWEB) November 15, 2012
LocalBonus, the New York-based startup, is announcing the launch of a new iOS app to make it even easier for customers to earn rewards for supporting local businesses. They are also announcing their expansion to five new markets (ten total), and that they’re already live at over 1,200 merchants.
The iOS app includes features such as:
The markets now include:
With LocalBonus, consumers automatically earn rewards just by paying with their existing credit/debit cards. Once signed up, there's no need to carry a special card, pull out a mobile phone, or remember to “check in” every time. Unlike traditional local loyalty programs or punch cards, LocalBonus members can pool their earnings across all 1,200 merchants in their network. This universal currency makes it easier for consumers to earn rewards quicker.
To power the program, LocalBonus has built their own PCI-compliant backend and signed partnerships with multiple aggregators and payment processors, including Cardspring. This allows them to support 95+% of all merchants without them needing to make any changes at the point-of-sale or to their credit card processing.
Earlier this year, LocalBonus graduated from Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (http://www.eranyc.com), a leading startup accelerator in New York City.
LocalBonus allows consumers to use their existing credit & debit cards to automatically earn cash back rewards at local businesses. Consumers connect their existing cards to LocalBonus once, and automatically earn points towards cash back rewards with every purchase at over 1,200 different merchants. Participating merchants get an easy way to attract and retain customers without having to offer deals or discounts, no POS integration, and no employee training. They are headquartered in New York City, with merchants in Chicago, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Norfolk, Portland, Sacramento, Seattle. For more information on LocalBonus, contact info(at)localbonus(dot)com or visit http://www.localbonus.com or https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/localbonus/id568889389?mt=8 to purchase the new app.