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Duane Reade Introduces iBeacon to its #DRMobileApp

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Duane Reade has been making New Yorkers’ lives easier for decades but now the chain of pharmacy and convenience stores has a new way to get what we need, faster and easier thanks to a new iBeacon update to its mobile app. With this mobile app update to the #DRMobileApp, New Yorkers are rewarded with a Duane Reade shopping experience better than ever before. What’s new in the version 2.0? You can browse the store’s weekly ads and clip coupons and add them directly to your Wellness Balance Card, you have the ability to quickly print your photos from Instagram and your phone’s gallery to create photo cards, collage prints, posters, and canvas prints, you be reminded when it’s time to take your medication, and get points by logging in your activities such as walking/running, and setting activity goals.

While shopping at one of their many locations, the app also gives you access to lots of tools you need, like prescription refill by scan, creating your shopping list, keeping track of your points balance, locating which of the many Duane Reade locations are closest to you, and our favorite, the app lets you know what items are on sale based on your previous purchases. As a purchaser of numerous beauty items at our usual Duane Reade location, 42nd & 8th, we received instant notification that one of our favorite brands, Revlon, had items on sale. A quick trip to the LOOK beauty floor of Duane Reade led me to the aisle containing Revlon’s products.

The app gave us the option to clip the coupons (or unclip them if we changed our mind about purchasing) and automatically attach them to our rewards card thanks to iBeacon. This update to the #DRMobileApp greatly improves Duane Reade’s customer engagement and it’s the loyalty card program. Using our clipped coupons, we saved $1.00 each on a Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss and Revlon Nailart Suncandy Nailpolish.

Checkout is when we usually pray we have our rewards card on us to get it scanned for possible savings (that’s if we didn’t lose or forget it in another bag) but thanks to the Duane Reade app, all we had to do was have the barcode scanned to get the coupon savings as well as our points from the purchase.

Although we weren’t in the market to print any photos, take any medication or prescription pickups, we couldn’t help but check out those features, along with checking out our new points balance after this purchase.

The new iBeacon features are only available in 10 Duane Reade locations including 42nd and 8th, 36th and Broadway, 58th and 8th, 50th and Broadway, etc. If you’re like us and frequent Duane Reade as often as we do, you definitely need to download this app.  Not doing so may have you missing out on some wonderful savings. get the app here – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/duane-reade/id600039876?mt=8.

Shopping NYC | Up to 30% Off Gucci, Hermes, Loubs – You determine the Discount

Hello fellow shoppers, I know we all love and are always on the lookout for a great deal. Well do I have an amazing way to get more savings for you. Imagine shopping where you control how much you save. There’s a famous quote that goes “there is power in numbers”, and with the new shopping app, Plurro, that statement holds true.

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What exactly is this new amazing app? Plurro is a brand new way to shop and get discounts on brands that you love. As a consumer, the app gives YOU the power to create a Cash Mob (the more people attend, the higher the discount for everybody) at any business that has a profile in the Plurro system. Get your friends, colleagues, social media followers and other deal lovers to sign up to attend a Cash Mob and watch the discount get higher and higher. Imagine the savings of Black Friday, Every Day!! Here’s a quick demo video showing how Plurro works:

Plurro is doing their first Cash Mob tomorrow, August 1st, at vintage store, Second Time Around, located at 238 West 72nd Street. From 4pm to 8pm, the Plurro Cash Mob will take over Second Time Around to bestow huge discounts to you on brands like Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Manolo Blahnik, Louboutin and more! The guaranteed discount is 20% off right now; but it will climb to 25% if 25 people sign on to join the cash mob and goes to 30% off if 50 or more people join. Anyone can join this Cash Mob, just download the Free Plurro App available both on www.plurro.com and for iPhone in the App Store and head on over to Second Time Around.

Want to get started on setting up a Cash Mob of your own? You can set up a Cash Mob four hours from now or four days from now, it’s totally up to you. And it’s not limited to just fashion either; create a Cash Mob for dinner, movies, or a spa treatment – you decide where, when, and how much your discount will be.

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Plurro allows users to get huge discounts and save a ton of money by finding other people who want to shop where they love to shop, eat where they love to eat, or play where they love to play. That’s what the Cash Mob is all about. The more people who come to the Cash Mob, the bigger the discount everyone gets. Plurro is available on the Web at www.plurro.com and for iPhone in the App Store.

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