Jingit Expands to Offer Rewards for In-Store Purchases

April 17, 2013 · 0 comments

newjingitscreenThings have been fairly quiet at Jingit since last October, when their ad campaigns for Halloween candy ended.  They’ve been hard at work behind the scenes, however, developing some changes to their mobile app.  If you already had it downloaded, make sure you go to the App Store and download the latest update.  You’ll find it worth your while:  they’re now offering cash rewards for buying specific featured items!

The way it works is, open the app, and click the option for Offers.

On the next screen, you’ll see a list of participating products and the reward amounts.  Currently the only products available (at least to me) are the “TEN” varieties of 12-packs and two-liters from 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, RC, and Sunkist.  You’ll earn $1 on the purchase of one 12-pack or four 2-liters.

jingititemscreenOnce you look at the offers, you’ll want to click Reserve to put a 48-hour hold on the earning opportunity.  That gives you 48 hours to purchase the product at one of their participating retailers and then take a photo through the app of your receipt in order to receive credit.

The “participating retailers” part is important to note:  you can’t get credit for buying these items just anywhere.  Click the little map icon toward the top right of the screen to see which stores’ purchases qualify.  Currently I’m only seeing ACME, Albertsons, Cub, Farm Fresh, and Jewel-Osco.

Of these, the only one in my area is Albertsons, and they’re not known for having great everyday low prices.

With only one family of products participating, and such a small selection of stores, you can see why I didn’t drop everything to post about this as soon as it was announced.  However, it is encouraging to see that the Jingit team is branching out and trying some new things to offer a service valuable to consumers, retailers, and specific brands.

If you’re not already a member of Jingit, please join here.

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