I’ve been a fan of both companies for years now. You can see my Foodspotting photos in the right sidebar here on my site. And I’m a local scout for Scoutmob (read my next piece on their site next Monday).
Foodspotting’s Co-Founder and CTO Ted Grubb told Mouth of the Border today, “We’ve been huge fans of Scoutmob from the beginning. At Foodspotting we’ve always wanted to reward our users with local deals and special offers.
Scoutmob was the clear choice for our first deal partner because of how easy it is to redeem deals on the spot; allowing our users to stumble upon great deals while they’re out and hungry. The deals …. 50% and even 100% off … and the quality of merchants they work with was also a very important factor for us.”
Here are few snippets from Scoutmob & Foodspotting’s joint press release:
Foodspotting + Scoutmob = Mobspotting!
Starting Tuesday, September 13, when you launch the Foodspotting iPhone app in one of 13 major U.S. cities, you’ll see Scoutmob deals nearest you. There are nearly 500 deals available at any given time, encouraging you to support locally-owned restaurants. No national chains, no big boxes, no laser hair removal.
You can redeem these deals by simply tapping on the deal and showing the confirmation screen on your iPhone – no credit card, print out, registration or purchase needed! Ever. On an Android phone? Stay tuned, as we’re working with Scoutmob to bring this feature to our Android app as well.
And what better way to celebrate this happy occasion but by eating? Join any of the four eat-ups we’re co-hosting with Scoutmob across the country – in San Francisco, Atlanta, New York City and DC. Each of these venues have active ScoutMob deals so that you can test out the Foodspotting + Scoutmob integration right on the spot.
To connect the four events nationwide, we’ll have a Twitter contest to win a $50 gift card to the local eatery of your choice, courtesy of ScoutMob. Fire up the Foodspotting to see local restaurant deals, and tweet or Facebook about it with hashtag #mobspotting to be entered to win.
So, what are you waiting for? Get spotting!
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