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Coupons? Coupons? We’re Talking About Coupons?

In a recent Exact Target white paper that I read on Mobile Behavior, there was a fascinating theme throughout the report……consumers want coupons when they opt-in or subscribe to a brand’s communications.  Yes, I know, “a real shocker” right? According to the survey in the white paper, the #1 reason why consumers opt in to follow on social media, receive emails, receive push notifications, or receive texts was to get coupons/deals from the brand. It’s consumers’ belief that if they share some of their personal information with a brand (such as email address, name, phone number, age, or even home address) that the brand should at least throw them a bone and provide some sort of coupon or discount off their next purchase.  But here’s the problem, consumers want discounts while brands want to deliver information.  A major disconnect.

How often have you actually received some sort of discount after opting in with a brand or following a brand on social media?  The typical answer is, almost never.  Why is that?

The paper also says that the #1 reason why consumers scanned QR codes was also to receive coupons or deals.  Yet how many times have consumers actually scanned a QR code using their mobile device and received a coupon in return?  The typical answer again is….almost never.  What do consumers typically get in return?  A redirect to a web site that isn’t even mobile compliant…zzzzzzz.  No wonder QR codes have gone stale in the past several years.  Consumers want something from the QR code that the brand isn’t delivering on! Wouldn’t it be great if brands could deliver, from a QR code, the coupons and deals that consumers want?

Here are a few scenarios:

Scenario 1: Coupon Circulars  Wouldn’t it be cool if consumers could simply pull out their phone and scan a QR code from a particular coupon from a circular and ACTUALLY get that same coupon onto their phone for easy redemption? No cutting or remembering to bring the coupon with you anymore.  Simply scan the QR code and the app would automatically store, categorize, and alert you when your coupon was about to expire.

Scenario 2: Magazines or Programs I was recently at a minor league baseball game flipping through the media program when my father in law leaned over and said, “You know what the problem with these ads are?  No coupons.”  I thought to myself, “That’s true.  These were free media guides which get dumped under your chair after the game is over.  How is any consumer supposed to be able to remember there was a Jack In The Box ad in the program days or weeks later? What’s the point of branding if the consumer won’t remember seeing the branded ad?”

So, wouldn’t it be cool if if you could scan a QR code from one of the ads in the media program and score yourself a coupon for a discount on a burger or chicken sandwich at Jack In The Box?  Simply scan the QR code and the app would automatically store it and categorize it and you could redeem it at any time before the expiration date.  You could still dump the media program under your chair at the end of the game if you want, but now the Jack In The Box branding is locked within your phone wherever you go.  A brand that actually stays with you (kind of like a Harley Davidson tattoo).

Scenario 3: Signage/Posters  We’ve all seen QR codes plastered everywhere.  In magazines, on Taco Bell and McDonald’s cups, on billboards, on Home Depot plant buckets, and on cars.  But what’s been the common theme with QR codes?  They all take you to a web site for “more information”.  But as you can see from the Exact Target report, consumers don’t want “more information” they want “coupons and deals”.  So what better way to lock in a new consumer by offering them a coupon & information.  What’s great about a mobile coupon app is that it can act like a living coupon, meaning it can grow and adapt for any need and it’s not static like a paper coupon.  Signage (bus stops, store fronts, etc) is a great way to attract new consumers because signage is everywhere.

So, wouldn’t it be cool if you could scan a QR code from a sign/poster ad and instantly get a coupon that would automatically be stored and categorized for use at any time (before expiration)?  Not only that but also get relevant information (links, videos, directions, loyalty programs, etc) about that brand? If any of the scenarios above sound cool to you, the consumer, then we’d like to introduce you to our company SimpleSavr.



SimpleSavr is a platform and mobile application company that specializes in developing digital coupon solutions for merchants and consumers.  Our vision is to simplify and transform the coupon experience for both the consumer and merchant and we’re working hard to deliver not only the scenarios above but many more. We believe that if we deliver on the promise of making it easier for consumers to get the coupons and deals they want, then that will benefit the merchant as a result of increased foot traffic and redemption rates (as data has shown that redemption rates jump 10x as a result of coupons being on a mobile device).

We agree that QR codes have gone stale over the years but not because they aren’t valuable but because they haven’t been focused on the consumer’s needs and wants… and deals.

So if you think any of the above ideas are cool, then keep an eye out for SimpleSavr branded QR codes near you because we’re making cool a reality.

SimpleSavr makes it easy.  Simply Scan, Redeem, and Save.


The SimpleSavr Team






Welcome To SimpleSavr


SimpleSavr is a mobile coupon application and platform company that provides digital coupon solutions for merchants and consumers.  We set out to make couponing easier by transforming traditional based coupons into beautiful, redeemable, mobile coupons. We chose to focus on mobile coupons because mobile is the driving force of the current coupon industry.  When looking at data over the past several years, we noticed a handful of powerful themes:

  • Revenue Growth: Revenue generated from mobile coupons will be $43 billion by 2016
  • User Growth: By 2019, there will be 1 billion mobile coupon users
  • Redemption Growth: Redemption rate jumps 10x when a coupon is leveraged on a mobile device.
  • Consumers Love Coupons: When consumers opt-in to communicate with a brand (whether it be for text, email, social, push notifications, or scanning QR codes), their #1 reason for opting in was to receive coupons & deals.


Here’s the problem though.  While 80-90% of consumers still use the printed Free Standing Inserts (FSIs) from their newspapers or mailboxes to redeem, their usage only translates to a 1-2% redemption rate.  So the question becomes, “How does SimpleSavr take a consumer from using a printed coupon that yields a 1-2% redemption rate and transform them into a consumer that uses a mobile coupon with a 10-20% redemption rate?”

You make it simple for the consumer to get the printed coupon onto their mobile device.


MOCA (Merchant Online Coupon Ads) is a platform that was developed to allow the merchant to create, manage, and analyze their mobile coupon campaigns.  Once the merchant creates their coupon campaign (by simply mimicking a current or new print campaign) they receive a QR code.  They simply place the QR code onto their printed coupons and that coupon is now ready to be scanned by the SimpleSavr app for redemption.

The SimpleSavr App allows the consumer to scan, store, manage, and redeem their coupons.  There’s no manual clipping, storing, or saving to do.  Simply scan the SimpleSavr marked QR code from the printed coupon and the app does the rest of the work such as categorizing, auto deleting, sending expiration notifications, etc.  QR codes are by far the fastest and easiest way to turn a printed coupon into a mobile coupon.


We believe that by making it easier for consumers to receive and redeem coupons via mobile and making it simple for merchants to create mobile coupons, then it’s a win/win situation.  Consumers scan and redeem more coupons while the merchant generates more revenue because they’re getting more foot traffic.

To get started…

Consumers: Download the SimpleSavr App by clicking the ‘Get The App’ button at the top of this page.

Merchants: To find out how to transform your coupon circulars into beautiful mobile coupons, select the ‘Merchants’ link at the top of the page to reach out to us.


The SimpleSavr Team