How You Can Use Your Cell Phone To Save Money
In the upcoming months, we will be sharing a new type of promotion here on the blog. It’s one that involves texting and saving money. It’s part of a program called Text2Save by ShopShare Network and we’re really excited to be a part of their blogger network. We’re writing this post so you know what to expect when we post a Text2Save promotion (blog and social media posts will be clearly marked). But first, what is Text2Save?
Text2Save is a new way to save money while you shop. You can use the offer immediately or save it for later use (when you’re ready to buy). We realize people might have some reservations about it, so we want to clear that up right now.
We Trust Text2Save
We can’t speak for all texting programs, but the ones we share, we know quite a bit about. Thanks to working closely with ShopShare Network, we have the inside scoop on how Text2Save works. ShopShare does their due diligence to make sure they are offering something that benefits everyone. Lots of research went into this program before the launch. Lawyers and compliance teams make sure our audience receives valuable offers from brands you love and only when you give your express permission. It’s a convenient way of shopping because you can use the offer immediately, save it for later, and/or share with friends and family.
What’s In It For Us?
Well, I’m not sure if you know this but there are millions of bloggers in the USA alone. On a daily basis, we are driven to provide our audience with valuable information and product recommendations. We aren’t professional sales people. We are creatives doing what we love and trying to make a living doing it. The blogger community has gotten more and more competitive as advertisers demand more and more performance from us (more likes, more clicks, more comments, and more, and more). The net result is dollars over quality, and we aren’t down for that. Content should be inspired and not all about money and engagement.
Text2Save by ShopShare Network allows us to choose what content we want to write about while earning an income sharing brands and hot deals that WE CHOOSE via social or on our blog!
How Does It Work?
When you opt-in to Text2Save, ShopShare Network sends instructions to your mobile device on how to redeem the offer with our affiliate tracking link. The tracking link allows us to earn a small commission on anything purchased at no extra cost to you (this is what helps keep the lights on here at Winter and Sparrow). This is a form of direct response advertising and research says it works, and it’s convenient.
Remember when you would hear this message?
“Call 1-800-xxx-xxxx and receive 50% off, but only if you call within the next 24 hours.”
Thankfully, texting is replacing phone calls in the marketing department. Text2Save is an efficient and effective way to deliver the offer directly to your mobile device, save money on the brands and products you love, and be able to actually find the offer when you are ready to use it. The offers do have expiration dates but ShopShare’s Text2Save program ensures you know what you are signing up for!
- Text TRIP120 to 12345
- USA Only. Message & data rates may apply. You agree to receive information and product promotions up to 4 automated text messages per month from TravelBrand.com. Consent is not a condition of purchase. Text STOP to 77453 to cancel anytime.
2) A Text message will be sent within a few minutes asking you to reply YES to confirm you want to receive information about a specific offer.
3) Click on the link at the bottom to redeem the offer and use the promotion code at checkout to ensure you receive the discount.
4) A reminder message may be sent so don’t be alarmed. Promotions generally don’t last long so we want to ensure you take advantage of your savings.
Reasons to Use Text2Save
Exclusive savings – In most cases, the coupon codes offered through Text2Save are exclusive and larger than what you will find elsewhere.
Always with you – How many times do you have that piece of mail with a coupon code on it with you when you want to buy the item? Or, you remember seeing a great code somewhere, but can’t find it once you’re ready to buy. Finding a current code online isn’t always easy. With Text2Save the code is in your text messages. And, I am going to bet, your phone is always with you.
Customized offers – The keywords to text are niche-specific, so you’ll only get deals on what you’re interested in.
No spam – To run Text2Save offers on the brand’s side, a lot of compliance is necessary. That means you know exactly what you are signing up for. In addition, the disclosure message will say exactly how many texts you will receive, and you can believe it. Compliance is not something Text2Save takes lightly.
Opt out anytime – There’s clear messaging on how to opt out at any time. Text the word STOP and you’ll immediately be opted-out of all promotions associated with that number. You can choose to opt-in again when you see an offer you like. Easy peasy!
Advertising continues to evolve with technology. Text2Save is not a gimmick or spammy trick. It’s simply a way to reach people where they are nowadays – on their phones. Consumers can reap the rewards in big savings and influencers can participate to earn affiliate money. It’s a promising platform that we can all feel comfortable embracing!
Bloggers and Influencers: Sign up for the ShopShare network right here!
My dear readers: Stay tuned for upcoming offers and savings!
If you have any questions about the Text2Save program, feel free to email: firstname.lastname@example.org