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I’m one of those people with a giant key ring. It has the keys on it for every door I could ever need to get into, a safety whistle, and the broken end of a flashlight that used to be on there. It also has four loyalty cards – those cards that give me sale prices and extra discounts at grocery stores and drug stores. It’s so big that I rarely use it – it’s only with me if I’m driving, because it also has my car keys on it. If I’m walking or biking, I take just my house key. So, most of the time, I don’t have those four loyalty cards when I need them.
My wallet is also big, and contains many of my full-sized loyalty cards. It’s so big, I also rarely have it with me. I usually just shove some money and a credit card in my pocket. I have three different Subway loyalty cards, and that’s just because I can get another one without giving up any information. At Staples, at least, I can give them my phone number and they can look up my card, but at most stores that’s not the case, and I either have to use the store cards or a card from someone else in line. I don’t want to add up how many special prices and points I’ve missed out on over the years.
So, this is where the LOC card could save me from missing out. This card would take my existing loyalty cards for participating stores and put them all one one easy-to-carry account: there’s a key fob, a full-sized card, and a mobile app! Between those three, even someone as scattered as me could have one with me at all times. The card is, of course, free, and you can even manage all of your points and other loyalty benefits on their site.
Plus, when you sign up for a loyalty program at a participating store, you don’t have to hold up the line while filling out a form or giving the cashier information – you would just swipe your existing LOC card and be enrolled in that store’s program!
Want to make sure that your favorite stores participate in LOC? Go to the LOC website and suggest a merchant! Other ways to get to know LOC? Follow them on twitter, “like” them on facebook, and subscribe to their YouTube channel.
To help promote the launch, LOC is giving away $50 Visa gift cards to three winners. It’s really easy to enter: just visit LOC’s facebook page and upload a picture of your own pile of loyalty cards.
You can learn more about the LOC card in this video, as explained by zombie robot shoppers:
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