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Fun Family Day Adventures and Events

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This year, Family Day holidays happen on Monday, February 12th in British Columbia and February 19th in Alberta. GetintheLoop is excited to bring you a rundown of event listings around both provinces and provide you with some ideas for how to enjoy this family holiday. We’ve also included some great offers available for families to make the most of the weekend. Take a break from the busy work week, put technology away, and re-connect with your family on this special day.

Kelowna

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Check in with our friends at Tourism Kelowna for a full list of all the happenings around Kelowna and beyond from Friday, February, 9th through February, 12th. Some highlights include The Snowed in Comedy Tour at the Kelowna Community Theatre, Joice Hall’s Gwaii Haanas – Islands and Sacred Sites Exhibit at the Kelowna Art Gallery, and our friends at Axe Monkeys are hosting a fundraiser for Hands in Service on Monday, February, 12th.

GetintheLoop’s top offers for family fun in Kelowna…

Victoria

Looking for offers outside of Victoria? Check out the offers available near you here.

Family fun is abundant in Victoria – whether you want to bundle up against the cold and take a stroll down at the harbour, strap on your hiking boots and hit the local trails, or take the kids on an outing to Craigdarroch Castle, there’s lots to keep everyone occupied – there’s even a Lego Brick Festival in Sidney! Check out Tourism Victoria’s events page for more fun goings-on in and around the city.

Here are some of our favourites from the GetintheLoop app:

Vancouver

Looking for offers outside of Vancouver? Check out the offers available near you here.

There’s no shortage of things to do in Vancouver! In Metro Vancouver, Rebecca Bolwitt aka Miss604 has the full list of Family Day events happening in and around Metro Vancouver from Squamish to Chilliwack and all places in between.

Feel like some Family Day weekend eats and treats? Here’s a roundup of some of our favourite yummy places in Vancouver and surrounding areas:

P.S Adults! If you don’t have a young family, and feel like hitting the town, visit the Roxy for VIP line and no cover!

Edmonton

Looking for offers outside of Edmonton? Check out the offers available near you here.

Beat the winter blues in Alberta’s capital city this Family Day – which is the week after BC’s Family Day on February 19th. Edmonton’s official website provides a comprehensive schedule of events, including a Polar Bear craft table and hands-on science experiments at Edmonton Zoo, a list of outdoor ice rinks, and events at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

And of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without some of our favourite offers around town over the Family Day weekend:

 

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The all new GetintheLoop launches on Android – more offers than ever before!

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We are very excited to announce major updates to the design and experience of GetintheLoop including more offers than ever before! This update is live now on Android and the GetintheLoop website.

We regularly receive great ideas and feedback from our incredible community of members and businesses. Members of GetintheLoop are always looking to find more great offers near them that appeal to their interests. GetintheLoop businesses often request the ability to promote an existing promotion alongside their exclusive offers on GetintheLoop and want to publish more offers. That feedback has been incorporated into GetintheLoop 3.0, with more offers than ever before and a brand new design.

Now With More Offers Than Ever
We are including more content than ever in GetintheLoop based on our member’s desire to see more offers near them. This means more offers in more places from more businesses than ever before. Businesses can now list 66% more offers than before and can also list their top promotions on GetintheLoop. We continue to work with our partners to provide exclusive and compelling offers that members love.

The evolution of GetintheLoop from 2015 to today.

A Whole New Design
At GetintheLoop we’ve been using card style design in our apps since the beginning, and we’ve made major updates to our look and feel to modernize and streamline the member experience. We’ve made these changes to make it easier to find a place you want and see all of their offers.

We’ve updated the view you’ll see when opening the app, making it easier to see all the offers from each business.

All the offers for a business are available by simply swiping left or right on an offer in the views including the all-new home view. Offers exclusive to GetintheLoop are shown first, followed by other available offers. A quick swipe up or down will scroll through the businesses around with offers available nearby.

The offer view now includes improved images, a quick way to see every location where an offer is valid, and one-touch directions so you can easily find your way to a business.

The map view is one of the most popular ways to discover businesses on GetintheLoop wherever we travel across Western Canada. The map view now includes customized icons to show which category an offer belongs to. Finding great offers in categories like Food + Drink, or Home + Auto, is easier than ever before from the enhanced map view.

We encourage you to explore the new GetintheLoop experience, available today on Android. There’s also a fully redesigned web experience. Check out the new version today and tell us what you think!

35+ Ideas for Celebrating the Month of Love in BC and Alberta!

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While the tongue in cheek ‘Single’s Awareness Day’ was started in opposition to the Hallmark holiday that is Valentine’s Day, it has evolved into a celebration of love in all forms, recognizing not only romantic love, but also the love between friends and family, and also the love you have for yourself. That is what Valentine’s Day is all about, and at GetintheLoop, we are excited to celebrate everyone on February 14th this year.

Every day should be a celebration of love and positive relationships

It’s true, every day should be a celebration of love. That being said, we could be in hot water if we don’t do a little something special for those we love around this special date. We’ve been hearing that this year many people are planning on avoiding the insanity of February the 14th and are instead celebrating their love in the weeks leading up to, and after, the special day, thus opting out of being elbow-to-elbow to other tables of two in a cramped and busy restaurant.

GetintheLoop has you covered!

Sometimes it can be difficult to know what to do to celebrate this special time with your loved ones. But now, we’ve got you covered with over 35 offers highlighted below, including experiences, a night out, gifts, and getaways.

Jump to offers for…

 

Okanagan and Kamloops

Experience other worlds and immerse yourself in virtual reality in Penticton.

 

  • If you’re in the Penticton area and want to escape virtually, you can score yourself two-for-one access to the all-new and exciting Penticton Virtual Reality Studio.
  • If virtual reality sounds intimidating consider the Penticton Vees’ incredible Wicked Wednesdays where tickets, beverages and more are at the lowest prices imaginable for a stadium experience.
  • Take your special someone, your family, or gather a group of friends for a surprising and gratifying experience at Axe Monkeys with their ‘Smash Box Date Night‘ and other great offers.
  • Level up your cooking game and surprise others with your culinary prowess (or bring them along with you) at Predator Ridge’s Spicy Cooking Class on February 22nd.
  • If you are looking to relax to the max check out offers for individual and couple’s massages at The Wellness Spa.
  • Get your hair done, blown out, or enjoy a thorough head massage with our new partner New Image Salon in Kelowna.
  • In Kamloops don’t miss great offers including a delicious four-course dinner for two from Blue Dining, and specials for the golfer in your life for the upcoming golf season at Kamloops Golf Club.

 

Victoria and Vancouver Island

Shop till you drop at Hillside Centre with GetintheLoop.

 

  • Head over to Hillside Centre for a shop till you drop experience with great offers from more than 20 different businesses with GetintheLoop including food and shopping.
  • Don’t get too scared! Horror Escape Victoria is only $15 per person including tax on Tuesdays.
  • If an Escape Room sounds a little bit too scary consider attending a hockey game with our newest partner in Victoria, the WHL’s Victoria Royals  – they have a big game on February 16th and some incredible offers for couples and groups.
  • Before or after the game head over to our favourite new classic spot in Victoria; Ricky’s All Day Grill where you can bring your own bottle of wine for only a $5 corkage fee.
  • Looking for a view of the water over your delicious meal? Head over to the Flying Otter Grill right on the water in Victoria for their $15.95 Steak and Prawn night and other offers.
  • Looking to really win the month of love? Book a vacation through Flight Centre in Hillside Centre and get $75 off select trips. 
  • If you want to level up your look or shower someone special with well-deserved pampering, check out the offers from Glow Luxe Skin Care and Glamour Medi Spa and be sure to visit our incredible salon partners including Carreiro The Studio, headstart Full-Service Salon, and Kazen Hair and Beauty.
  • Do you have a bath lover in your life? Or perhaps you like to indulge in a relaxing bubble bath, glass of wine in hand. Oak Bay Botanicals is a new GetintheLoop partner and is currently offering 2-4-1 on bath bombs! 
  • Head up the island to Nanaimo for fine dining with Grand Cru Restaurant.
  • Find great offers like BOGO 50% off appetizers at Miller’s Pub or visit The Windward Pub to sample some delicious craft beer at $1.50 off paddles.
  • Finally, if you’ve got a hankering for some southern style fare head over to Cassidy’s Country Kitchen.

Find more great offers near you here.

Edmonton

Dinner Theatre is alive and well in Edmonton.

 

It may be cold outside but Edmonton is heating up on GetintheLoop. We’ve added a flurry of partners in the Edmonton area in 2018.

  • We’ve always had a number of great partners for top-flight dining in Edmonton and we recently had our second Edmonton-based dinner theatre, Jubilations, join the platform. Get 2 tickets and 2 glasses of wine for only $120!
  • Enjoy a gourmet 5-course dinner for two for only $80 at Guru Indian Cuisine.
  • If you prefer to take your special meal to new heights, experience fine food and spectacular views at La Ronde revolving restaurant. It’s perfect for making an unforgettable experience.
  • Another fine eatery in Edmonton is Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Impress yourself or someone special at Edmonton’s finest steakhouse with free appetizers or dessert!

If dining out isn’t at the top of your list there are a number of unique experiences available from our partners in Edmonton.

  • Whether you want to re-enact that legendary scene from Ghost; want to get nostalgic about pottery class, or it’s your first time at the wheel Crankpots Ceramic Studio is a one-of-a-kind experience where you can take home a memento that will last a lifetime for as little as $8.
  • Get a little more competitive while enjoying the latest in group activities with Axehole where throwing axes is more Olympic sport than backyard fun, and $5 off during Happy Hour!
  • Embrace your inner child or just bring your kid along to Monster Mini-Golf where you can get 2-4-1 golfing along with some other great offers.
  • Treat yourself, your loved one, and beautiful hair at Ricci Hair Co on Jasper Avenue or The Beauty Parlour where you’ll find great GetintheLoop offers year round.

 

Vancouver and Lower Mainland

A love-themed TEDxStanleyPark is a perfect gift for you and your loved ones.

 

In Vancouver your options for treating the ones you love are abundant.

  • Jump on the SeaBus at Waterfront Station and head over to Lonsdale Quay. Enjoy the best frozen yogurt anywhere by visiting Menchie’s where you’ll find great offers including 50% off if it’s snowing and incredible weekday offers.
  • Looking to head out on the weekend? Visit a Vancouver mainstay where you may run into pro athletes, Hollywood North visitors, and old friends while you skip the line and cover for a classic fun-filled night at the Roxy.
  • Don’t forget to treat yourself to a Blizzard and get one free at Dairy Queen in Kitsilano.
  • Don’t miss out on an incredible 2-4-1 lunch and dinner offers from Unwind Restaurant in downtown Vancouver on Howe Street.

There are a lot of great options for delicious meals in Vancouver see them all here.

  • Love is a major theme at this year’s TedXStanleyPark event taking place March, 3rd at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in downtown Vancouver. Expand your mind and the minds of those you love at TEDxStanleyPark, and get a free ticket when you buy 4, t-shirts and more!
  • Give yourself or someone special the gift of beautiful hair and specialty laser treatments at Kitsilano’s best salon and laser clinics at Rush Salon and JD Laser Clinic.

 

Getaways

A beachfront getaway in Tofino is a trip not to be missed!

 

Save on a trip to Vancouver, Edmonton, The Okanagan or Tofino and more to celebrate. Consider coupling your trip with Family Day (Feb.12 in BC and Feb.19 in Alberta).

  • Sparkling Hill in the Okanagan between Vernon and Kelowna is one of BC’s Premier Destination Spa and Resort. West Coast residents get a great rate of only $214 CAD/night.  
  • Considering a getaway or staycation in Vancouver? GetintheLoop members can receive 20% off their stay at The Hampton Inn in Downtown Vancouver –  or stay at Hotel Blu and enjoy a complimentary premium breakfast in the Stadium district or stay at the Sheraton Wall Centre in the Davie Village area and receive 25% off your stay with GetintheLoop.
  • If you’re in the Edmonton area and looking to getaway enjoy a special stay and pamper the ones you love at the DoubleTree by Hilton in West Edmonton and save up to $40/day, or head to Camrose Resort Casino for 50% off appetizers to make it an extra special getaway.
  • Make memories to last a lifetime in magical Tofino. We’ve got great offers to extend your stay, make your way to Tofino mid-week for great savings, and book beachfront homes for less! Three incredible options are available to stay in Tofino with exclusive offers and unique experiences with the Crystal Cove Beach Resort, the Cox Bay Beach Resort, or stay in a house on the beach with Tofino Vacation Rentals.
  • Thinking about traveling elsewhere on Vancouver Island or staying Victoria? We’ve got great offers available all around the island. If you or someone you love is an angler or just wants to get started check out Nootka Island Lodge. For those that love fishing, Nootka Island Lodge is offering your third guest for the same price as two or an incredible offer to fly you into the lodge on a seaplane which is pretty sweet bucket list add-on.

 

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Learn how GetintheLoop can work for your business – get in touch and we will get right back to you!

Great places to eat in Edmonton – 2018 version!

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Edmonton’s culinary scene is exploding. With a seemingly endless stream of cafes, eateries, and restaurants all vying for your attention and time, there has never been a better time to be a foodie in this city. However, this phenomenon has created a new problem for Edmontonians – where to go today?

To help guide you through this culinary maze, we put together a few of our favourite options that appeal to everyone from millennials to families, for every meal of the day. We even slid in a few exclusive offers and unique experiences to make your culinary adventures even better!

La Ronde Revolving Restaurant

La Ronde restaurant is Edmonton’s premier dining restaurant, providing guests an unmatched view and dining experience. Make a point of visiting this unique location as often as possible. Take advantage of half-priced bottles of wine during Tieless Tuesday’s, and make your weekend special with their legendary Fabulous Sunday Brunch. Use GetintheLoop at La Ronde and get a complimentary cocktail with your entree!

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

The neighbourhood pizzeria that everyone loves, Famoso locations have popped up across the region like wildfire and for good reason – their food delivers. This is pizza, Naples style. Traditional ingredients and processes, hand-tossed dough, all fired in an authentic bell-shaped oven imported from Italy for 90 seconds at 900ºF. Daily drink specials and a great happy hour lineup round out a great experience at any Famoso. Nona would be proud!

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Edmonton is conveniently located in the heart of downtown, situated in a historic building that once housed a bank. A perfect evening out on the town is enhanced with a visit to Ruth’s Chris, whether it’s your third date, 10th anniversary, or just a night out with friends. Add something special to your Ruth’s Chris experience with fantastic offers from GetintheLoop!

Boston Pizza

Canada’s favourite sports bar and restaurant all under one roof, Boston Pizza has something for everyone. There are few better places to take the family for a meal, grab a drink after work, or catch the game with some friends. Even better, use the GetintheLoop app at select locations throughout the region and get great offers like $10 off orders over $40, a $10 lunch menu, and free desserts!

Guru Fine Indian Cuisine

Guru is one of Edmonton’s top Indian restaurants, serving up traditional-style Indian cuisine with an Asian flair, with dishes that excite the senses and awaken your spirit. Fine Indian inspired cuisine, an award-winning executive chef, served up in an enchanting atmosphere. Head to Guru’s with some friends for an unforgettable meal and experience. Check out Guru’s great offers on GetintheLoop that are sure to elevate your experience.

Ricky’s All Day Grill

Since 1962, Ricky’s has continued to “WOW” guests with outstanding service and exceptional value making the restaurant a family favourite. With GetintheLoop, the value has never been better! Head to Ricky’s in St. Albert or Jasper Ave. in Downtown Edmonton and get great offers like 50% off wine, $7 off burgers, and free appetizers!

The Sugarbowl

The self-proclaimed “Sweetest Place in Edmonton”, The Sugarbowl has been satisfying the cravings of Edmontonians since 1943! With an extensive beer list, a drool-worthy menu, and a kitchen open daily until midnight, this Edmonton staple is the spot for a night with the guys, your best girlfriends, or even relatives visiting from out of town. Check out their extended happy hour every day from 2pm-7pm!

Discover exclusive offers and unique experiences throughout Edmonton and Western Canada with GetintheLoop. Sign up for free today!

Trends to Transform Your Business in 2018

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The important trends that can practically transform your business this year aren’t the flashiest major new trends you may have read about in other lists like Artificial Intelligence or Cryptocurrency. These ‘hot’ trends aren’t relevant to most businesses, yet. Adopting trends too early can be a devastating decision for any sized business so it’s understandable that most businesses take a wait and see approach to the hottest annual trends.

Mobile is the dominant trend overall but we quickly realized that mobile, rather than being a trend, is the wholesale transition from the use of larger less portable devices like desktop computers or laptops to using mobile devices to manage communications and business operations from the palm of your hand.

We considered practical trends in the context of different businesses including a small restaurant or food truck, a speciality retailer like a private clothing label, a traditional restaurateur, and a large shopping centre. This is the first in a series that will feature the changing landscape for businesses in 2018 and beyond including practical tips on how to take advantage of these major trends to transform your business.

Frictionless Payments…
provide better options for payments and purchases

Businesses are more likely than ever to use the same systems and devices to manage purchases, inventory and sales. As we explore frictionless payments we’ll discuss both sides of the equation as business collect and distribute payments. Processing fees and credit card rewards can be optimized to squeak out an additional %1 which may seem small but in a business doing $1 million in sales per year would mean an additional $10,000 of profit.

Close the Distance…
with on-demand delivery and transportation services

If a smaller business selling doughnuts or knitted baby clothes wants their products delivered they might connect with a service for order processing and shipping/delivery like Shopify or Canada Post and for food SkipTheDishes, DoorDash, or Uber Eats. Skip The Dishes currently supports the most cities in Western Canada. It’s important to watch your margins when using these services as they may take 20-30% of your sale but they also handle ordering and payment processing providing some additional value. The size of your city and region will determine what on demand services are available for your business.

Scale Yourself…
with free and low-cost software for business operations

Free and low-cost services for day-to-day business operations are streamlining a lot of manual work and putting information into the cloud allowing management and communications from mobile devices instantly. Businesses might use software services for payroll (Rise is free with 20 employees or less), accounting and bookkeeping (Quickbooks and Freshbooks offer free trials and ~$15/month options), and scheduling (When I Work and Homebase offer always free options).

Reach out and in
with digital communications and offers

Using social networks for communications at scale and personal communications alike is still of growing importance but we’ve been hearing that for years. It’s now more about the new and emerging technologies solutions to reach and drive potential customers like GetintheLoop! A big trend this year is something we call your advisory board in your pocket. Using private text groups, slack, or messenger groups on Facebook to communicate with other business owners, employees, or stakeholders to share information in real-time are emerging as valuable communications solutions for businesses and families alike.

Today many businesses can use their smartphone or tablet for almost everything they need to do day-to-day. We’ll be diving deep into each of these trends in upcoming posts where explore in detail how these four trends are changing the way business is done at all kinds of businesses from shopping centres to small one-person businesses.

GetintheLoop on Vancouver Radio and TV

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We’ve been speaking with a lot of businesses, media, and members across Western Canada in recent weeks. It’s been great to spread the word about Western Canada’s best offers and share the story of GetintheLoop with such great audiences. On December 2nd CEO Matt Crowell joined radio veteran Stirling Faux on Vancouver’s Consumer Saturday show on CKNW 980. Matt and Stirling spoke about a number of topics including the shifting landscape of consumer technology, business offers, and advertising in the mobile era. Matt also discussed the origins of GetintheLoop and shared some of our vision for the future.

This Fall we also spoke with Alyssa Dawson of Vancouver’s Novus TV in downtown Vancouver about GetintheLoop’s launch there this past summer and where we are heading in the future. CEO Matt Crowell and Alyssa Dawson sat down to enjoy a meal at GetintheLoop partner the Shark Club to dive deeper into how GetintheLoop works for Business.

A Night of Lights at Hillside Centre

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On Sunday, November 19, our longtime partner Hillside Centre hosted the 17th annual Night of Lights event. This after-hours shopping extravaganza includes fabulous in-store discounts at every retailer, tasty treats delivered by elves, photos with Santa Claus, live entertainment, and hundreds of door prizes. Thousands of eager shoppers line up hours in advance to get access to one night of spectacular deals from Hillside’s retailers. Better yet, 100% of ticket sales go directly to over 65 local charities.

In years past, retailer offers have been kept secret until the doors opened. This year, for the first time ever, offers from every retailer were available on the GetintheLoop app and website, so shoppers could access offers on their phones.

Even better, offers were released in advance, exclusively on GetintheLoop. Members were thrilled to have the ability to plan their evening early, and discover offers that appealed to them, in the palm of their hands, before heading through the doors.

The GetintheLoop street team was on-site all evening, helping current and new members make the most out of the evening. We chatted with members, doled out custom GetintheLoop swag, took pictures with Santa, and handed out $100 bills to unsuspecting shoppers.

To top it all off, one lucky GetintheLoop member walked away with a Weekend Getaway Experience to our partner Qualicum Beach Inn, including two nights accommodation and a $40 dining credit credit towards an exceptional dining experience at the CView Restaurant and Lounge.

GetintheLoop helps you discover exclusive offers at Hillside Centre 365 days a year. Check in often as retailers switch up their offers frequently. And don’t forget to find exclusive offers and unique experiences throughout Victoria, Vancouver Island and all over Western Canada.

The Next Big Marketing Opportunity

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Everywhere we look these days we see people on their phones. These devices have changed the way we live, how we find information, and communicate. Over the last five years, smartphone adoption rates have skyrocketed and according to a recent study, 80% of Canadians own a smartphone. It’s nice to get away from our devices for time to connect with family and friends over a meal, enjoy the salon and spa, or to have a one of kind travel experience. Mobile marketing represents the only area of opportunity and growth of marketing spend.

Using mobile phones to take pictures and videos can take away from and enhance many experiences. How much is your smartphone getting in between you and your life?

Today consumers are using an app to order a coffee that’s prepaid and getting a text when it’s ready. As individuals and organizations, we have many opportunities to use mobile technology for connection, fun, and growth. Make your mobile marketing fun and people will enjoy what your business offers more than just for the product or service itself. The overall experience is an important part of the modern consumer experience.

IS YOUR WEBSITE READY TO RECEIVE MOBILE VISITORS?

The most important thing you can do is make it easy for someone to find and use your website to get in touch or see what you sell and in some cases even buy. This means having a website that is mobile ready. Most ‘build your own website services’ offer this capability and if they don’t you should look elsewhere. A mobile ready website will ensure that visitors who are looking to contact you to place an order, find your address, or peruse your menu. Ensure that your website has proper titles and metadata so that people searching online for you can easily find your offerings and your business. Consider what some simple video content can do to help visitors find and understand your offerings. Google your business and make sure that your Google Business Listing (a free service) is up to date and respond to reviews everywhere you find them: Yelp, Facebook, or Trip Advisor for example.

Our team often gets asked about how to respond to negative reviews and we have two rules: own the customer experience and stay positive. Whether or not a poor experience was directly a result of your business or staff when others see you owning the experience and making an effort to improve it you’ll be much better off than if consumers just read negative reviews.

ARE YOU SOCIAL? FUN? ENGAGING? ADDING VALUE?

Having a social media presence for your business sounds like a lot of work but it doesn’t have to be and can be a real no-brainer. Use visuals and whenever possible post video content that is meaningful or fun. Ask the audience to tell you what they want. People who take the time to follow you or your business online actually want to engage, but not just about new products or daily menu specials. Make it a two-way conversation. Ask questions, leave comments, give your audience what you would want for yourself and add value to their lifestyle by sharing valuable content and starting meaningful conversations.

ARE YOU COMPELLING ACTION FROM CUSTOMERS?

Create incentives that compel customers to act to fill the seats or push key products. Your business can continue to make money while providing compelling offers and incentives. You need control and measurability. Digital offers on consumer’s smartphones have redemption rates 10 times higher than print coupons like the ones in the weekend paper. There are a lot of companies out there assisting businesses with digital offers but the best option is the one that doesn’t take your revenue or force you to make deep discounts that could hurt your business. For the sake of full disclosure and as many readers may already know I started GetintheLoop to solve this exact challenge by providing businesses and easy-to-use solution to provide incentives to consumers.

At GetintheLoop we’ve built a platform for intelligent mobile marketing allowing businesses to develop offers for your entire clientele (offers for ladies night, family meals, and sports nights for example) and dynamically change them through a mobile app used by and built by British Columbians who are in the loop. Try out GetintheLoop and tell me what you think.

Vernon’s Village Green Centre Gets In The Loop

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GetintheLoop is all about enabling members to discover exclusive offers and unique experiences. Since GetintheLoop started, we’ve learned that GetintheLoop members are delighted when we can bring together a strong concentration of offers in one location. Where are there more retailers in one location than anywhere else? Well, shopping centres of course! We are excited to announce that today we launched with the Village Green Shopping Centre in Vernon bringing more than a dozen retailers and their great offers together in GetintheLoop for members in and visiting Vernon.

Traditional retailers are in tough against the perceived convenience of services like Amazon. Bringing together the combined draw of retailers in a concentrated shopping area has worked well for GetintheLoop partners like Hillside Centre in Victoria. Village Green Centre saw GetintheLoop as an opportunity to provide retail partners with added value and a powerful way to reach local consumers and drive them in store.

GetintheLoop provides great value and a mobile marketing solution that is easy-to-use, effective, and flexible to attract and retain customers. Shopping centres have varying budgets and GetintheLoop is able to work with each shopping centre to find a balance between budget constraints and cooperative marketing opportunities like midnight madness events, and ongoing promotion of GetintheLoop. The measurability provided to each retailer and in aggregate to the shopping centre provides measurability and demographic data not available through marketing channels traditionally used by shopping centres at a much better value.

GetintheLoop uses categories the group offers together and for shopping centres that means that all of their offers are contained in a single category or loop. When someone checks out GetintheLoop in Vernon Village Green’s loop and all the offers is the first option they see. Increasing awareness and focusing attention on the shopping centre where GetintheLoop members will find a tonne of great offers. At GetintheLoop, we’ve learned that a concentration of great offers delights and engages our members. We are constantly looking to increase this concentration and work with more shopping centres and concentrations of retailers whether through Business Associations or Chambers of Commerce.

GetintheLoop assisted retailers in messaging and communications with individual brand’s headquarters that may have been required to get approval to use GetintheLoop. GetintheLoop helped bring together the retailers and shopping centre with more than 90% of retailers saying they would love to be involved. It helped that the shopping centre’s collective marketing budget was able to cover the costs which were less than more traditional marketing options.

GetintheLoop’s new ability for businesses to post their current offers in addition to exclusive GetintheLoop offers was a hit for retailers who may have been restricted in their promotion options. GetintheLoop gave retailers the ability to be a unique competitor in the market space which was seen as an exciting value.

The GetintheLoop team helped each individual retailers build out each brand and their offers effectively and easily which made the experience turnkey for retailers at Village Green Shopping Centre.


Village Green Centre opened in 1975. Situated in Vernon, BC, Village Green Centre is the premier shopping destination in the scenic North Okanagan Valley. Featuring over 60 shops and services, including The Bay, Winners, Save-On-Foods and Canadian Tire Village Green Centre offers everyday convenience for every member of the family.

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