SavingStar to Give Away Groceries

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SavingStar to Give Away Groceries

01/18/2012

SavingStar will give away six months of free groceries to one winner to mark the company’s acquisition of more than 1 million users since its launch in April 2011. Billing itself as the only nationwide fully digital grocery savings service, Waltham, Mass.-based SavingStar provides exclusive deals on grocery products linked to shoppers’ loyalty cards from more than 100 grocery and drug store chains, enabling shoppers to save money without having to clip or print paper supermarket coupons. SavingStar is, revolutionizing how shoppers get deals on their groceries.

“A sweepstakes to win six months of free groceries seemed like a natural way to celebrate the occasion,” said SavingStar CEO David Rochon.

After they enter the sweepstakes, users are prompted to share a custom URL with their friends to raise their chances of winning. For each friend referred to SavingStar through the custom URL, the original entrant will receive an additional entry.

Available free on the company website and on iPhone and Android mobile apps, SavingStar is free to use, the service’s offers are redeemable at more than 24,000 stores. Shoppers register their grocery and drug store loyalty cards and select the coupons that interest them. SavingStar links the offers to all of their registered cards. When shoppers buy the items and use their loyalty cards at the store, the value of each offer is automatically deposited as savings into their SavingStar accounts, rather than being given at checkout like a typical coupon. Once users accumulate $5 worth of savings in their accounts, they can cash out with a direct deposit into their bank or PayPal account, an Amazon gift card or a donation to the Washington-based conservation charity American Forests.