loyalty program

  • HotelTonight is revamping their rewards program with infinite levels

    HotelTonight is revamping their rewards program with infinite levels

    Last year HotelTonight launched HT Perks, their own twist on a hotel loyalty program. The program is level-based, meaning user “level up” as they meet certain tiers of lifetime spend in the app. It was generally well received but maybe a little under ambitious – it maxed out at level 4 – which granted a user as much as 20% off in extra savings after spending a… Read More

  • Amazon now lets Hilton Honors members shop with Points

    Amazon now lets Hilton Honors members shop with Points

    Hilton and Amazon have teamed up on a new initiative that will allow member of Hilton’s Honors loyalty program to shop Amazon using their points. This is the first time a hotel brand has offered such a deal, Amazon says, and will be available to all Hilton Honors members. To use the new benefit, Honors members have to link their account to their Amazon profile. This is a one-time… Read More

  • Verifone, FIS and Modo are creating a new way for consumers to pay with loyalty points

    Verifone, FIS and Modo are creating a new way for consumers to pay with loyalty points

    Verifone, FIS and digital payments startup Modo announced a new system that will enable customers to pay for any merchandise they want using only accrued credit/debit loyalty points. The novel part of this system is that consumers can purchase anything they want… not just select merchandise available at e-commerce portals or specific to single brands. Read More

  • Hotel Tonight launches HT Perks, their version of a hotel loyalty program

    Hotel Tonight launches HT Perks, their version of a hotel loyalty program

    The one downside to using Hotel Tonight is that you have to forgo the loyalty points you’d normally earn from a hotel stay. That’s because almost all major hotel brands now won’t give you points if you book through a third-party platform like Hotel Tonight. So Hotel Tonight is launching their own program called HT Perks. Here’s how it works: It’s not… Read More

  • Uber is testing a loyalty program that rewards riders with free trips

    Uber is testing a loyalty program that rewards riders with free trips

    Uber sent an email to LA riders yesterday announcing they are doing a temporary promotion that looks very much like a loyalty program. Each UberBLACK ride taken will give riders 200 points, and when they amass 3,000 total points they will be rewarded with a free $25 Uber ride. Essentially, the program is buy 15 get 1 free. While the company has tested “VIP” loyalty programs in… Read More

  • Starbucks rolls out a more personalized mobile app along with a revamped Rewards program

    Starbucks rolls out a more personalized mobile app along with a revamped Rewards program

    Starbucks this morning announced the overall of its mobile application, now used by 17 million people, in an effort to create a more personalized experience for its customers. The changes rolled out alongside an overhaul of the company’s popular customer loyalty program, Starbucks Rewards, which is now doling out stars based on dollars spent in stores, rather than how often… Read More

  • Blispay, the financing program for SMBs, raises $12.75M in seed funding

    Blispay, the financing program for SMBs, raises $12.75M in seed funding

    Big box retailers like Best Buy and Target have all kinds of financing card programs for their customers. But smaller and medium-sized merchants have no way to give their customers the same kind of financing plans. Until now. Blispay is a new startup founded by Greg Lisiewski, formerly of BillMeLater, which was acquired by PayPal for nearly $1 billion in 2008. From that point, he served as… Read More

  • Yoyo Launches Mobile Wallet In The U.S.

    Yoyo Launches Mobile Wallet In The U.S.

    UK-based mobile wallet app Yoyo Wallet has quietly brought their mobile payment technology to the U.S. and has been stealthily rolling out services with select partners in a private beta. The company is planning its official launch in the first quarter of 2016. Beyond basic card payments, the Yoyo wallet provides loyalty programs and rewards offerings it can automatically deliver to… Read More

  • Dealyze Brings A Starbucks-Like Loyalty Program To Any Business

    Dealyze Brings A Starbucks-Like Loyalty Program To Any Business

    When it comes to encouraging consumer loyalty, Starbucks’ program involving its mobile app and accompanying rewards card set a high bar for the rest of the industry to follow. Today, a new company called Dealyze is launching a service that aims to offer a similar app experience to any business, but at a lower price point than its competitors in the mobile loyalty space. While there… Read More