How much time do you spend searching your home for your keys, phone, or other personal items each year? How many dollars do you spend replacing the things you can’t find? The answers to both of these questions might surprise you. According to several surveys, lost items cost Americans.
Start Selling Your Products Globally on the Tictail Marketplace
According to the United States Census Bureau, retail e-commerce sales hit $115.3 billion for the third quarter in 2017. Globally, however, retail e-commerce sales hit $2.29 trillion in 2017, accounting for one-tenth of total retail sales worldwide for the first time ever.
Discover’s Social Security Number Alerts: The Fraud Protection You Need
Identity theft is a serious problem that’s only getting worse. But don’t worry. Discover’s new Social Security number alerts has got you covered. If you’re a cardholder, the issuer will scour the dark web for the illegal use of your Social Security number.
Radius Bank: The Virtual Bank that Gives You More for Your Money
When it comes to banking, most people are looking for a community bank where the customer comes first. But they’re also interested in one that has all the components of a great technology platform, as well. With Boston, Massachusetts-headquartered Radius Bank, you get the best of both worlds – the convenience of online banking with a sense of community all wrapped up into one. RewardExpert spoke with EVP of Virtual Banking, Chris Tremont, and AVP of Marketing, Kathleen Barrett, about the perks of being a member of Radius, and how their virtual bank offers better products for customers than ...
Business Finances: Saving Time and Money with Deputy
What if you could manage key aspects of your business while lying on the beach? Create schedules or finalize payroll while sipping an exotic beverage, or even get the low down on how the weather will impact your scheduling back home while watching the sunset? If any of that sounds good to you then Deputy might just be up your alley, it is a software designed to streamline scheduling and workforce management. Companies like Amazon, Nike, and McDonald's are already using Deputy, and so is NASA, along with local mom and pop stores looking to get the most out of their money and time.
Save Time and Money by Paying Your Bills Through doxo
Let’s face it, paying bills is not a fun activity, as you part with your hard-earned money. Even with the convenience of online bill pay, it still seems like a tedious process and takes time – not to mention having to remember each bill, each online password, each due date, etc. But the days of stressful bill-paying are now over. A company called doxo has made this process simple by allowing users to pay each of their bills in one convenient place, the doxo platform. According to VP of Marketing and Consumer Services for doxo, Jim Kreyenhagen, “doxo is the first crowd-sourced, ...
Save Time and Money on Your Next Home with the Homesnap App
Finding your perfect home isn’t an easy task. It usually takes countless hours of research, time viewing homes, looking up listing agents, etc. Homesnap is an app that simplifies the process by providing accurate, real-time data on over 90 million homes in over 100 markets, representing about 750,000 agents nationwide. “We’re getting close to a national footprint at this point and provide all kinds of timesavers for both consumers and agents,” stated Gayle Weiswasser, vice president of marketing and communications for Homesnap.
Healthcare Bluebook Helps Consumers Save Money on Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenses
Healthcare in the U.S. is becoming increasingly expensive. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, healthcare spending grew nearly 6 percent in 2015, reaching $3.2 trillion or $9,990 per person. In the next year alone, health insurance premiums are increasing by 50 percent or more for many consumers. Deductibles and out-of-pocket annual maximums are also growing, leaving more patients footing the bill for the majority of their medical expenses in any given year.
Medisafe Helps You Avoid Costly Healthcare Expenses
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication and 29 percent take five or more. However, only 50 percent correctly follow their medication schedule, and 700,000 suffer an emergency due to medication mismanagement each year.
Fashion and Finance: Make Money and Save Money With the Buffalo Exchange
With the holidays around the corner, it’s a great time to give…and get back. While we’re all looking to save money, wouldn’t it be great to know that you can clean out your closet, make some money and restock it at the same time? That great deal is possible thanks to a company called Buffalo Exchange. For more than 40 years, Buffalo Exchange has been providing quality clothing and helping people feel good about selling their old clothes and getting new ones. The company has 49 stores in 20 locations. RewardExpert spoke with Marketing Director, Stephanie Lew, about why it makes sense to save ...
Keep Your Finances on Track with Money Dashboard
Nearly everyone these days is looking to save more money and earn more money, too. While staying on top of financial goals can be overwhelming, there are companies that offer critical data, information and guidance to help a consumer keep of track of their finances. That includes Money Dashboard. The Edinburgh, Scotland based website was founded in 2010. “The mission is to help UK consumers make their money go further by empowering them to make informed financial decisions,” said Sean MacNicol, engagement manager for Money Dashboard, who spoke to RewardExpert. Besides its desktop site, Money ...
Geocaching is Frugal Family-Friendly Fun
How much does the average American family spend on entertainment each year? According to data on consumer expenditures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the answer was $2,913 in 2016, an increase of 2.5 percent over the year prior. That’s a lot of cash in an economy in which wages are stagnant and the costs of essentials such as food, housing, and healthcare continue to grow.
Make the Most of Your Grocery Budget with BigOven
How much food do you throw away each year? If you live in an average American household, the answer is $640 according to a study by the American Chemistry Council. Other surveys have resulted in much bigger estimates, up to $2,200 in food waste per family annually, in fact. Either way, that’s a lot of wilted produce, expired dairy, and leftovers winding up in our nation’s landfills each year. And a whole lot of wasted money to boot.
Put Your Finances in a Good Place with Network for Good
With the end of the year approaching, people are starting to think about the holidays and how to spend their money wisely during the busy gift giving season. But this year, consider giving to not only your friends and loved ones, but charitable organizations and non-profits, as well. After all, a good portion of the funds that support their good work throughout the year are collected during the holiday season. RewardExpert spoke with Network for Good’s Chief Revenue Officer, Keith White and Vice President of Digital Marketing Lisa Bonanno about what giving really means as we cross off another ...
Know the Ins and Outs of Taxes to Protect Your Financial Future
Many Americans and American businesses would love to save more money and pay less taxes. The issue is heightened even further, as the Trump Administration and Congress considers making significant changes to the US tax code. Plus, the end of the year is nearly upon us, so many taxpayers are making last minute plans to put themselves in the most financially-prudent position ahead of next year’s tax filing deadline.
Shopkick: A Rewards App That Helps People Save Money on Shopping
Whether you count shopping among your favorite hobbies or dread spending money in any form, the free Shopkick app can make all of your purchases more fun. Based in Redwood City, California, and founded in 2009, Shopkick is on a mission to reward consumers for the shopping they already do as well as drive sales for retailers without the use of coupons or discounts.
Slangit: Simple Definitions for Technology Newbies and Confused Parents
From CMOS, GPIO, Microkernel and Boot Sector to 411, Beast Mode, FTW and PHAT, the online world is full of technical terms, slang phrases, acronyms and abbreviations that only make sense to computer programmers, IT professionals and teens—until now. Thanks to Sharpened Productions’ TechTerms and Slangit dictionaries, even those of us who are less than technologically savvy or long past our teenage years can now decipher the often-confusing jargon we may encounter in tech blogs and software manuals as well as on our children’s mobile devices.
Segmint: Marketing Technology Driven by Data
“It’s like looking at your credit or bank statement, and making sense of all of that data.” Those are the words of Rob Heiser, co-founder, president and CEO of Segmint. Ten years ago, Heiser saw a big gap in tech innovation in the banking industry. Sensing opportunity, he looked for a solution to help banks find the right tools to work with their customers in a more efficient way. RewardExpert spoke with Heiser about how he helped bridge the gap between the bank and the customer by developing Segmint, a fast-growing marketing technology company, based in Akron, Ohio.
Digital Assets In a Digital World
The cryptocurrency ecosystem is changing, thanks to companies like ShapeShift that are giving individuals the power to digitally exchange assets quickly and without possessing an account. The company vows that a user will never have to create a password, submit an email address or sign up in a lengthy process. ShapeShift’s goal is to be the fastest, most private and most convenient way to swap digital currencies.
Bellco: A Credit Union Alternative to Traditional Banks
After more than 80 years in business and over 300,000 members, Bellco is more than just your run of the mill credit union. It is a place to save for the future and an organization dedicated to serving its local communities and building relationships with its members. Jim Johnston, senior marketing manager of Bellco, spoke with RewardExpert about what sets Bellco apart from the competition and how the credit union looks to help customers manage their personal finances in the best way possible.