Chinook Book for iPhoneÂ® Now Available in Seattle
SEATTLE, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Chinook Book — the popular green resource guide and coupon book — now has a high-tech sister: Chinook Book for iPhone, the world’s first mobile coupon book. Chinook Book owners can now use their iPhoneÂ®, iPod touchÂ® or iPad(TM) to save thousands of dollars at hundreds of local green businesses in the Seattle metro area.
“This is a game changer for merchants and consumers,” says Aaron Richey, Director, Seattle Chinook Book. “The iPhone totally transforms coupon use — you always have your phone with you, it’s easy to find participating businesses near you, and you can instantly track your savings. I’m thrilled that more than 230 merchants representing over 500 locations in Seattle are participating in the launch of Chinook Book for iPhone.”
With no printed coupons to redeem, Chinook Book for iPhone takes coupon redemption to a whole new level of living green. It’s exactly what consumers expect from a company that’s celebrated all that’s green and local in Seattle for the past decade.
The first step in using Chinook Book for iPhone is to download the free Chinook Book App from iTunesÂ®. A link to download is available at ChinookBookMobile.com. Second, users must purchase a mobile coupon pack, either $16 through the App, or included with the $20 purchase of a print edition of Chinook Book. Then, instead of presenting a printed coupon at checkout, the user simply taps the “redeem” button on the coupon preview screen. The cashier grants the discount, and the coupon is marked as redeemed.
More than 230 merchants in Seattle have coupons in Chinook Book for iPhone. Users of the mobile coupon pack enjoy discounts at highly regarded local businesses that support healthy, sustainable living, such as PCC Natural Markets, Whole Foods, Marlene’s Markets, Pharmaca, REI, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Cupcake Royale, Caffe Ladro, Rodda Paint and ecohaus. All products and services appearing in Chinook Book — mobile and print — must meet specific environmental and community criteria. For a complete overview, visit ChinookBook.net/criteria.
Chinook Book is available at a wide range of retail locations, online at ChinookBook.net, or from one of over 100 local schools and non-profits that sell the book as a fundraiser.
SOURCE Chinook Book