The AmaZing Deals mobile app now features more than 4,000 merchants in Utah, Idaho
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah; March 21, 2014 — Businesses are turning to the popularity of mobile apps to encourage consumers to buy local.
Lifestyle and shopping app usage grew 77 percent between 2012 and 2013, according to Flurry Analytics. Now more than 4,000 merchants can be found in the Zions AmaZing Deals mobile app.
“This is a great way for us to let people know what we have to offer as a local business,” said Adalberto Diaz, owner of Salt Lake City’s Fillings & Emulsions bakery. “The deals are a definite incentive to stop by.”
Local businesses return four times more to the Utah economy than chain retailers, according to Local First Utah.
The AmaZing Deals app offers users point-of-sale coupons and cash rewards for purchases from participating merchants, giving local businesses visibility alongside national chains. Users have earned nearly $1.5 million in cash rewards since the app launched in November of 2012 (originally under the name Zions Cash Rewards).
The first-of-its-kind app is available for Zions Bank Visa credit and debit card holders and includes:
- No-clip coupons. Users can access “show your phone” coupons at more than 4,000 merchants in Utah and Idaho.
- Cash back rewards. Offers include up to 50 percent cash back at nearly 1,500 merchants in Utah and Idaho. There are no caps on savings, but debit card participants must select a credit transaction and sign for their purchases instead of using their PIN.
- Deals by location. Participating businesses can be found by category, GPS location, maps, recent searches, or a user-designated favorites list. Other features include a savings tracker and text alerts for new merchant offers. A list of participating rewards merchants is available at www.zionsamazingdeals.com.
App users can also be entered for a chance to win a trip to Hawaii. Between March 17 and April 30, those who download the Zions AmaZing Deals mobile app to an Android or Apple device and register it with their Zions Bank Visa credit or debit card are entered for a chance to win. The trip includes a five night stay at the Koloa Landing Wyndham Grand Resort on the island of Kauai and a $2,000 airline travel voucher. No purchase is necessary to enter. See https://www.zionsbank.com/in-our-community/amazing-deals-hawaii.jsp for complete contest rules.
Zions AmaZing Deals was produced by Access Development. When utilizing the app, message and/or data rates from wireless providers may apply. More information about opening a Zions Bank credit card or debit card is available at any Zions Bank financial center or www.ZionsBank.com. Member FDIC.
About Zions Bank
Zions Bank is Utah’s oldest financial institution and is the only local bank with a statewide distribution of financial centers, operating 101 full-service offices. Zions Bank also operates 26 full-service centers in Idaho. In addition to offering a wide range of traditional banking services, Zions Bank is also a leader in small business lending and has ranked as the No. 1 lender of U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) loans in Utah for the past 20 consecutive years. Founded in 1873, Zions Bank has been serving the communities of Utah for 140 years. Additional information is available at www.zionsbank.com.
About Access Development
For more than 25 years, Access Development has helped financial institutions and other groups connect with their customers and build revenue, loyalty and retention through custom rewards and discount programs. The company’s discount network of more than 300,000 locations and national brands is America’s largest, providing discounts of up to 50 percent on everyday items to millions of end users. For more information on Access, please visit www.accessdevelopment.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.