Redeeming My Rewards

Loyalty Mobile Apps

01May2013: Sorry, it came kinda late. It’s a pity that Squiryl stops We will officially stop all operations on 15th April 2013. And Squiryl users can redeem any outstanding token before 31st May 2013. 

Last November, I’ve mentioned about redeeming some acorns from an app – Squiryl? We went to NEX to get his new SIII last week and decided to have dinner at Cafe Cartel since we had some acorns to redeem. Well, unfortunately, didn’t get to redeem because I couldn’t get any connection from my phone. Well, it’s ok, since we are staying near, we can always go again.

He he he…we were busy playing with the new toy and my phone’s battery was going low, so we did not take any pictures. We’ve ordered Pork Ribs & Pork Chop and Tom Yum Seafood Pasta (both top up additional to get a complete meal with soup & drinks). And I really want to try their breakfast menu! Need to wake him up early on weekends!!

I can only remember the following cards with discount:
DBS/POSB – 10%
Passion Card – 15%

The cashier asked if I have Passion Card when I gave her my DBS card. He he he…luckily he brought his, so we were given 15% instead. After discount, the bill was S$43.20. Scanned the QR Code on the receipt and I’ve got 4 Acorns 😀 And I have 9 Acorns altogether, including the 5 Acorns which was redeemed in November. Luckily there isn’t any expiry date for the 5 acorns. I wonder if other merchants set any expiry date for redemption.

Please do not set any expiry date in future…..

I can’t remember if the “Trades” feature was working back then. Playing with the app again, I noticed that there are some users posting the number of acorns they would like to trade. Pretty interesting. I am curious how the transfer works. Put up my exchange, but no alerts yet. Shall wait. Oh, something I noticed, Squiryl seems to have more merchants now.

Squiryl - Home
Squiryl – Home Screen
Squiryl - New Trade
Squiryl – New Trade
Squiryl - Trades
Squiryl – Trades Listings

This is nothing new, there are several mobile loyalty apps out there, which works about the same way. Download the app, scan/redeem and get rewarded. Some are even location based, ie. depending on your current location, the app direct you to the offers nearby. I wonder there are how many of these apps in Singapore. Besides Squiryl, I came across Perx (which at that time, there ain’t download for Android yet. There is now!).

Consumers get cash rebates, dining treats, perks, etc, while businesses get customers data, optimising them for future marketing strategies. It is always useful to learn more about your customers needs and behaviours in developing stronger and healthy relationships with them. Some apps providers even offer customised loyalty campaigns tailored for your business needs. Personally, I like loyalty apps because I don’t have to carry a stack of loyalty stamp cards in my wallet :p Oh! Almost forgot about non smartphone users? I wonder what the merchants have for them.

Simply love redemptions 😀

The Cafe Cartel @ NEX
23 Serangoon Central, Nex@Serangoon Central
#B1-41/42/43, S(556083)
Tel: +65 6634 4268
Opening Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 11.30am – 11pm
Fri & Eve of PH: 11.30am – 12am
Sat: 8.30am – 12am
Sun & PH: 8.30am – 11pm

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