May 2015 Newsletter
 Happy Small Business Week
From May 4th-8th we celebrate the 30+ million small businesses, and the entrepreneurs that operate them. Marketing the business effectively, and affordably is key to compete with the bigger guys. Yesterday we released dealsnapt 3.0, which further helps businesses connect with and engage local consumers, followers, and groups through increased promotion both in-app and through notifications, email, and social channels.
Our in-store games have been very popular so far! Already over 30,000 winners at dealsnapt businesses. In this release we added the game option right from home page for any user, anywhere! Now, you can play every day and win great rewards for supporting your group and the dealsnapt community!
Highlights
  • For Consumers - simplified location change, deal badges, more games, and earn credits to use towards additional discounts! Read More...
  • For Businesses - get featured by accepting credits and increase visibility with access to over 30 new groups. Read More...
  • For Groups - fundraisers can now grow their members by accepting payment and donations inside dealsnapt app . All groups can now offer games to their members no matter where their members are located. Read More...
Look for the latest 3.0 update of dealsnapt in your app store!
Followers are your biggest asset. Grow your following in store, from your website, and from old emails and texting programs.  See how
Remember, Mother's Day is this week!
Get your deals posted now!
Contact the dealsnapt Support Team for help updating your marketing campaigns at (855) 637-6278or me@dealsnapt.com
dealsnapt 3.0 for Businesses and Consumers
Our new features start with the app home page.  
  • Your current location is now visible on the home page and can be changed with ease.
  • We added a new dealsnapt spin2win game
  • Summary of your credits and where they can be applied
  • Trending activities around you
  • Nearby in-store games, including recent winner counts.
We have added 'badges' to deals, events and stores to show you what is trending
  • Hot content being clicked and redeemed
  • Expiring content
  • New content
  • Very close content (useful when not viewing content sorted by proximity)
In addition all website links clicked from within dealsnapt keep the user in the app.  Simply tap the 'back' button to return to see your deals, events, games, and what is trending.
   
New For Groups & Fundraising
The 3.0 Release features new benefits for Groups:
  • Can include in-app payment for fundraisers
    • set the term of the fundraiser (fixed or rolling)
    • set the price
    • enable additional donation
    • enable auto-renew
  • Group Games - can be played anywhere (no location requirements)
  • Text Keywords to auto-join members - included at no extra cost
  • Group Card image for members
  • Group Shortcut for member's phones - members can quickly access benefits with an "app like" shortcut button for your phones home screen.
Increase your group's branding by enabling members to create a shortcut to your group's page in dealsnapt on their phone. The shortcut is branded for your group and appears like your own app! When members enter dealsnapt from the shortcut they will start on your group home page.
     dealsnapt now optimizes the way you onboard your group Members.  Your group will receive a unique Keyword to text that will bring members to your sign-up page.   For example, Rocklin Wave (a swim team) has acquired over 75 new members in just the past 2 weeks by texting SWIM to 63975. Contact us and get started today!
Grow Your Following!

Followers are one of your biggest assets.  They are your repeat customers, and now you can reach out to this targeted group with exclusive offers to give them a reason to keep coming back and sharing with friends.

Your merchant account comes ready made with widgets and links to quickly onboard Followers from your website, through emails, text message programs, social media etc.  You can find this in the Profile tab of your account.  Click on the 'Follow Widget' panel and we will guide you through it. In addition, with an annual premium subscription you automatically receive an SMS Keyword for your location that will have users automatically follow your location. Your cards, table tents and countertop graphics will direct consumers with 'Text to Follow'. For example, by texting WOODYS to 63975  a consumer will register for dealsnapt and automatically begin following Woody's location in a matter of seconds.  This is even before they get the dealsnapt app.  In it's first 2 weeks WOODYS has achieved over 80 followers.  In Auburn Alehouse's first month they have enlisted well over 125! Contact us to get your stores Follow code set up.
Learn how to create exclusive deals for your followers with this video.
Businesses + Groups
Subscribed businesses can gain access to all active groups.
For the following fundraisers that are coming live in June and beyond, you can still reserve space on the physical physical card and/or the printed fundraising materials. Space is limited and going fast!
  • Capital Christian HS and Church - Sacramento
  • Oak Ridge High School - El Dorado Hills
  • Ponderosa High School - Shingle Springs
  • River Valley High School - Yuba City
  • Red Bluff High School - Red Bluff
  • Granite Bay High School
  • Antelope High School
  • Oroville High School
  • South Lake Tahoe High School
  • Truckee High School
If you want to access these groups with your best exclusive offer, simply join from your merchant account or click here to select the groups you want to access and we will join and post for you.
*Note - the group admininstator reserves the right to approve/reject any offer. Learn how to join a group in Snaptown University.
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 How To Create Exclusive Deals   How To Create Exclusive DealsHow Can I Request Access To A Group?  How Can I Request Access To A Group?How To Create A Store  How To Create A Store Welcome to SnapTown University!  SnapTown University is your online lifeline, a YouTube Channel that offers tips and tricks for managing your account.  Learn how to grow your business' success, build your customer base and reward your loyal customers.
We are committed to support local businesses and the surrounding community.
Sincerely,
the dealsnapt team