It's Friday night and you've had a long week. You decide to go out to dinner with friends. How great would it be to walk into a restaurant and get $3 off or a free dessert – excellent, right!
A New Hampshire company has launched an app that does just that. Adored is a smartphone app that enables restaurants, bars, shops and attractions to build stronger relationships with loyal customers. For the customer, it eliminates that painful rummaging through your purse to find that loyalty rewards card. And it's better than a one-size fits all coupon. This intuitive app will quickly learn and respond to your consumer habits and offer you rewards that are most meaningful to you.
There is a bit of a Big Brother feel to it as the app communicates with tiny Bluetooth "beacons" set in key locations within participating businesses. But it's effortless to use and the interaction with consumers' phones is completely anonymous. There are no passwords to enter, no scanning QR codes, no punching cards. As soon as you walk through the door to your favorite business or restaurant you'll get a special offer. This app truly provides savings without struggle.
Terri O’Brien, owner and general manager of the Red Parka Steakhouse and Pub in Glen, has been using the app for less than a month and is very pleased with her customers’ reaction. “We’ve had almost 100 people sign up. We’re looking to use the app to increase loyalty with our local customers.” If a customer comes in – the app will know that it’s the customer’s 4th visit and a free appetizer notice will pop up.
If you're making plans to head out - take a moment to launch the app and save $$$. It's available on Apple iOS and Android phones. The app is fairly new as it launched in Manchester last fall, but it's growing in popularity.
One of the greatest benefits to folks who retire here is the great choice of restaurants. Are you considering relocating to the Mt Washington Valley? You get a lot of house for the prices here.
The 9 local merchants who have chosen to participate in the Mount Washington Valley launch of Adored, include:
Tuckerman Brewing Company, Conway
Black Cap Grille, North Conway
Frontside Coffee Roasters, North Conway
Chef's Bistro, North Conway
Delaney's Hole in the Wall, North Conway
The Local Grocer, North Conway
Vintage Baking Company, Glen
J Town Deli, Jackson
Check it out and let us know what you think.