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Dec 7, 2011

Amazon Will give you $5 if you use its Price Check app This Weekend

No joke, it really will. All you have to do is walk into a retailer this Saturday, whip out your smartphone and use Amazon's Price Check app to collect price data on in-store items. In exchange, the company will offer you a discount of five percent (or up to $5) on "select items" in electronics, toys, music, and other product divisions, though you'll only be able to use it a maximum of three times. 

The campaign represents Amazon's latest attempt to creep into the brick and mortar sector on the back of barcode scanning technology, and seems like a pretty clever way to bolster its mobile presence, while gathering intel on its competitors' prices, as well. It all kicks off at 9 PM (PST) on Friday, and will draw to a close just before midnight on Saturday.
 
 

5 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

This seems like a great idea to me. I never even knew Amazon were involved in this kind of thing, it's genius.

R said...

Cool news!

Heaven. said...

Awesome :)

Tetsero said...

So yummy--I can use it for shipping

anoymous said...

its a win-win marketing scheme.. not that im complaining that is!