CarlSays, “We Love Local Places. Do You?”

May 27, 2010

Get Ready for New Reasons to Check-in on Foursquare, Gowalla, or Twitter!

If you have not registered already, go do it now! Early invites are going out everyday, and if you are not on the list, you can’t get an invite. The anticipation is killing us as we know you are going to love the coolness that is waiting for you. If you are the kind of person who checks-in on Gowalla or Foursquare, you will love what CarlSays have to offer. Sign up today.

So What is CarlSays Again?

There is no love stronger than that which you have for your favorite local restaurants, bars or other favorite spots. While we still love the national brands (e.g. Starbucks or P.F. Changs) that have managed to rapidly expand across the country… our hearts will always be connected to local places. This is why we created CarlSays, and this is why we know you will love CarlSays too. So let me explain a bit more…

It is hard for local places to promote to local people. They just don’t have the time, resources or even the know-how sometimes to get their message out. Plus, they are competing with the big brands who have virtually endless budgets! Sadly, many places remain small, or even go out of business because of this. CarlSays is trying to help local business get the attention they deserve, and helping them compete against the big businesses in their town.

How Does CarlSays Help Local Businesses?

Users of location based services, such as you, love to find new places. Additionally, you love sharing those places and your experience at those places with your friends! Thank goodness for Gowalla and Foursquare for making this so much easier to do! But how do we know when an awesome coffee shop is around the corner just waiting for new customers to impress? CarlSays is the way.

What’s in it for Me?

Simply put… by signing up for CarlSays you get access to money-saving deals from local merchants who are eager to attract new customers and retain the loyalty of their current customers. CarlSays works with local merchants to give them the mobile and location-based tools to reach out to people who are nearby and offer them an awesome deal. Once you are signed up, all you have to do is check-in like normal (with Gowalla, Foursquare or Twitter) and let us do the rest. You want to save money and find cool new spots. Merchants want you to come meet them, and love what they have to offer. Everyone wins!

No Thanks, You’re Going to Spam Me!

No, no, no… we have been working very hard to make sure this is absolutely not the case. I’m not saying we are perfect (that is why we are inviting people to be early alpha users), but we are continuing to work hard to make sure you get awesome deals from local merchants, right when you can use them.

What Now?

In the coming weeks we will be sending out more and more invites. Login, connect your accounts, and continue checking-in like normal. If you have not received your invite yet, they are coming… either that or you did not sign up yet (shouldn’t you be doing that right now?).

Thanks for all the awesome feedback, you guys rule!

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