[Mobile] You Should Be Rewarded For Shopping

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photo from http://www.shopguru.sg/

Attention Shopaholics: You can now get rewarded for shopping! What? Someone who finally understands… and who would have thought that it would come from three boys.

Created by Rainmakers Lab, the three founders – Alex, Andrew and Zhi Zhong (our very own NUS graduate!) – nailed it right at the heart of the Singaporean lifestyle – shopping and freebies!

Shopguru, their brainchild, is a loyalty scheme app that rewards you for simply going shopping. Available on the Apple App Store and the Google Playstore, simply download it onto your smart phone and let it run when you go shopping. Their proprietary iSenze technology detects the app once you enter one of their participating stores, and immediately allocates the reward points into your account.

What if you are too broke to go shopping? Here’s the best part: You don’t have to buy anything to get rewarded. Simply stepping into the shop would earn you between 25 to 35 points on your account.

photo from http://www.shopguru.sg/

The accumulated points can be exchanged for a host of rewards, carefully tailored to your shopping preferences. These include exclusive Shopguru-only deals with partner-retailers, shopping vouchers, free coffee, and even donations to charity organisations. Oh wait, did I miss out tickets to the Universal Studios Singapore?

Shopguru currently has 55 retail partners, from clothing stores like Springfield, Tracyeinny, True Religion, blackmarket, to IT retailers like EpiLife and sports gear stores like World of Sports. They are also in the talks with F&B merchants and supermarkets, and the first wave of F&B partners will be rolled out later this year.

Better yet, NUS students, staff and alumni are entitled to 400 reward points upon registration, with the special referral code, “DEAL”. With more than 10 000 people already on Shopguru, you would be silly to miss this out!