AUSTIN, Texas (11/4/14)--Buzz Points this week launched a mobile app for iOS that will allow users to purchase, manage and redeem points and offers from local businesses through their mobile devices. The app also enables users to explore new local businesses anywhere in the United States.
A CUNA Strategic Services alliance provider, Buzz Points, based out of Austin, Texas, is a free service that allows customers or members of financial institutions to earn rewards when they shop at local businesses with their credit or debit cards.
No matter where Buzz Points users travel, they're always looking to shop locally and discover new businesses to support, said Jay Valanju, president/CEO of Buzz Points.
"In an increasingly mobile world, the Buzz Points app makes the process of discovering and buying local more accessible and intuitive than traditional web-only portals by placing the power to explore, purchase, manage and redeem right in our users' pockets," he said.
Valanju will speak today in Las Vegas at the CUNA Community Credit Union and Growth Conference and Wednesday at the Money 20/20 conference.
The new Buzz Points app, which is available to those already enrolled in Buzz Points through their financial institution, uses geo-targeting to identify and recommend local merchants. This allows consumers to earn and use points not only in their own local market, but also throughout the country.
Additional features of the new app include: