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39 Retail Coupon Innovations

From Sun-Activated Coupons to Customer-Rewarding Apps

— November 24, 2014 — Business
These retail coupon innovations range from sun-activated coupons to customer-rewarding apps that are linked with some of today's most popular social media platforms.

Coupons and rewards are always beneficial for big brands that are aiming to leave a lasting impression on their target consumer. Great coupon innovations from this list include Instagram-connected apps like SnapMyAd. The mobile app connects big brands with Instagram users who are rewarded after snapping a picture of a specific company's product. SnapMyAd is a favorite among millennial consumers who are able to benefit from their time spent on social media.

Other great examples from this list include an interactive Easter Egg Hunt that was set up for guests of the Thompson Hotel in Chicago. The hunt was a hit among guests with smaller children and featured prizes, rewards and coupons that were hidden in golden eggs, scattered throughout the hotel.
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Activity
Freshness
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Redeemable Theatre Rewards
Redeemable Theatre Rewards
The Magical Movie Rewards Loyalty Service Saves You Money at the Movies
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36
Unrestricted Retail Discount Sites
Unrestricted Retail Discount Sites
AllOurPower Provides Fair Prices on Goods and Services
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35
Bad Breath Books
Bad Breath Books
The Listerine Smelly Flipbook Lets Consumers Know About a Healthy Mouth
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34
Park-Promoting Ice Teas
Park-Promoting Ice Teas
The Colteryahn Lemonade Ice Tea Promotes Allegheny County Parks
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33
Fueling Food Campaigns
Fueling Food Campaigns
KFC Promotes Its $5 Fill Ups by Fueling People with Food and Cars with Gas
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32
Hotel Easter Egg Hunts
Hotel Easter Egg Hunts
The Thompson Chicago Hotel is Offering an In-Room Easter Egg Hunt
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Affection-Encouraging Apps
Affection-Encouraging Apps
The Valentine Kiss App Rewarded Smoochers on February 14th
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30
Geo-Tagged Snack Campaigns
Geo-Tagged Snack Campaigns
Clif Bar 'MojoGo' Initiative Rewards Twitter Users Who are Outdoors
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29
Repurposed Eco Billboards (UPDATE)
Repurposed Eco Billboards (UPDATE)
A Clever Burt's Bees Billboard Finds New Life as a Rain Catcher
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28
Literary Fast Food Toys
Literary Fast Food Toys
The McDonald's Happy Meal E-Book Voucher Replaces Traditional Toys
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27
Digital Money-Saving Techniques
Digital Money-Saving Techniques
'The New Online Couponing Strategy' Outlines How to Find Deals
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26
Model Airplane Shopping Cards
Model Airplane Shopping Cards
The Target Bullseye Flyer Gift Card is Perfect for Kids
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25
Ice Cream Connecting Coupons
Ice Cream Connecting Coupons
The Ben N' Jerry's 'Wanna Spoon' Campaign is a Double Entendre
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24
Digitized Gift Card Apps
Digitized Gift Card Apps
The Amazon Wallet App Lets You Digitally Store Loyalty and Gift Cards
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23
Incredibly Speedy Fast Foods
Incredibly Speedy Fast Foods
McDonald’s Japan Increases Productivity in Speed-Boosting Campa
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22
Photo Rewarding Apps
Photo Rewarding Apps
SnapMyAd is an App That Connects Instagram Users to Big Brands
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21
Coupon Sharing Apps
Coupon Sharing Apps
The Photopon App Acts as Social Media for Coupon Sharing
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20
Traveling Hair Removal Promos
Traveling Hair Removal Promos
The 'EWC Jitney Bum Bus' Offers Beach Goers Complimentary Waxing
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19
Cab Credit Beacon Beams
Cab Credit Beacon Beams
This Taxi App Lets You Broadcast Your Referral Code to Those Around You
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18
Business Location Service Apps
Business Location Service Apps
The Apple iBeacon Service Lets Businesses Send Targeted Promotions
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17
Photo Messaging Brand Graphics
Photo Messaging Brand Graphics
Marketo's Infographic Focuses on Snapchat for Business
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16
3D Pizza Apps
3D Pizza Apps
This Domino's Pizza iPad App Lets you Create a Realistic 3D Pizza
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15
Virtual Store-Promoting Balloons
Virtual Store-Promoting Balloons
E-Mart's 'Flying Store' Brings its Shop to Consumers
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14
Pretzel Point Apps
Pretzel Point Apps
Auntie Ann's Pretzel Perks Mobile Loyalty App Puts Points Towards Tasty Rewards
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13
Smoothie Sampling Games
Smoothie Sampling Games
Naked Juice 'Grab Some Good Stuff' Campaign Offers Arcade-Like Fun
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12
Timeline Reward Apps
Timeline Reward Apps
Costa Coffee Club Members Can Now Redeem Points with an App
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11
Social Media Suds
Social Media Suds
Buy a Round of Beer for Your Twitter Friends with Tweet-A-Beer
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10
Waste-Reducing Mobile Discounts
Waste-Reducing Mobile Discounts
EcoBasket Hopes to Offer Perishable Food Coupons via Smartphones
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9
Personalized Supermarket Prices
Personalized Supermarket Prices
Kroger Rewards Gives Customers Discounts Based on Shopping History
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8
Branded Bus Rides
Branded Bus Rides
The Topshop Tour Bus Promotes Opening of Melbourne Store
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7
Customer Loyalty Coffee Cards
Customer Loyalty Coffee Cards
The Starbucks $450 Gift Card is for True Java Lovers
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6
Sun-Activated Coupons
Sun-Activated Coupons
Zealios Skin Care's Unique Coupon Only Appears in the Sun
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5
Illuminated Retail Apps
Illuminated Retail Apps
Philips Introduces New Connected Retail Lighting System
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4
Marketing Forecast Graphics
Marketing Forecast Graphics
This Offerpop Graphic Makes Some 2014 Marketing Predictions
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3
Augmented Reality Shopping Helpers
Augmented Reality Shopping Helpers
IBM Mobile App Personalizes Buying Experience
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2
Secret Beer Code Beverages
Secret Beer Code Beverages
The Guinness QR Cup Reveals Hidden Message When Filled With Dark Liquid
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1
Mother's Day Giveaways (SPONSORED)
Mother's Day Giveaways (SPONSORED)
Bliss Living is Offering a Chance to Win Personalized Jewelry
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