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What is SAVE LOCAL NOW?

Save Local Now is a platform for businesses and chambers to better their community. We help local businesses grow by placing marketing and self-promotion in their hands and delivering it to their customers for them with the help of mobile technology.

With Save Local Now, businesses can offer deals and events on their terms, in their time, as they need them. The discount and the amount of time is available completely within the control of the business. If the deal ever becomes a cost prohibitive, the business can modify it, deactivate it or replace it with another deal in a matter of seconds.

Customers, clients, tourists, and travelers alike can download the Save Local Now app for free form iTunes or the Android market and start saving money and buying local at all their favorite places. The discounts are endless as every member of their local chamber is automatically on the app. They can search for businesses, map locations they plan to visit, and share deals and events with their friends via email, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

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I’m browsing $LN using my laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Why does it default to a different city? OR How do I change my city?

When you log on to the Internet you do so through your ISP (Internet Service Provider)/ This server is your contact to the Internet. Therefore, where ever the server is located is where the Internet thinks you are located.

If it is displaying the wrong city by default, or to change to a city you might want to explore, hit the down arrow next to the city name in the top left, then scroll to find the city you want.

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I have an older model Android. How do I download the app?

Click on this link below to download a version of the app that works with older Androids.

DOWNLOAD ANDROID APP HERE

No SD Card? Depending on the model of your phone you may need to insert an SD card

Install Blocked? Follow the steps below to allow $LN to install on your phone

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How many downloads of the App are there in my city?

Apple (iPhone) and Google (Android) do not make this easy. These aggregate all app downloads by region (meaning the USA or the Americas is a region). So we don’t have any way to accurately count downloads for any once city. And downloads are not a good indicator of usage, since some people may download the app and never use it again.

USAGE: That is the why $LN analytics focus on Browser + iPhone + Android clicks + Facebook Shares + Tweets + Email shares per city or chamber. That is really the true picture of usage. While apps are the future (50% of US households use apps), we’re finding in most markets, ~50-70% of consumer usage is still generated from the $LN website. For example, a chamber of 500 members has averaged about 30,000 consumer clicks by month 3 after launch.

IN SUMMARY: If you are trying to gauge usage for the board of a potential new member, it’s best to give them the full usage picture (Browser + iPhone + Android clicks + Facebook Shares + Tweets + Email shares) using the $LN Member Stats and Chamber Analytics reporting.

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I have an iPhone and the deals are not loading? The app is displaying 0.00 miles? How do I fix this?

In order for the app to work you must enable LOCATION SERVICES on your iPhone.

First: Make sure your iPhone has the latest software.

Go to: 1. Settings > 2. General > 3. Software Update

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Second: Make sure your Location Services for Save Local Now is turned ON.

Go to: 1. Settings > 2. Privacy 3. Location Services > 4. Turn SavelocalNow ON.

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I have an Android and the deals are not loading and the mileage is displaying 0.00 Miles. What do I do?

For the app to work you must enable GPS LOCATIONS SERVICES and GOOGLE LOCATION SERVICES on your android device.

Step 1: Make sure your android has the latest software. Go to: Settings > Software Update.
(Note: for some androids you will update your software here: Press the home key > Menu key > Settings > About phone > System updates.)

Step 2: Go to settings > Location. Make sure GPS LOCATION SERVICES and GOOGLE LOCATION SERVICES are checked.

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Step 3: When you check this option, you may be asked whether you consent to sharing your location anonymously with Google’s location service. Click yes.

  • Your mapping and mileage should now be working.
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Do I have to print out the deal?

If you have a smart phone you access deals and events on our mobile website or app and show the merchant directly from your phone. However, if you do not have a smart phone, it might be a good idea to print a copy to bring with you.

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What if I don’t have a smart phone?

You can just as easily access deals, events and everything local on our website. Simply print the promotion you are interested in using and bring it with you.

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Do I need to use a deal the same day I find it?

Most businesses offer a deal, discount, coupon, or event for a certain period of time. The details should be described under the title of the deal. You must present the deal to the merchant within that time frame in order to be able to redeem it.

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Is SAVE LOCAL NOW coming to my city?

To get Save Local Now in your community, fill out the CONTACT US form at the bottom of this page and let us know!

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What if a business won’t honor a deal?

Contact us using the form below and we will be happy to help!

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How do I get deals, events and promotions?

Deals, events and promotions are organized by category on the $LN iPhone app, Android App and mobile website based on your current location. Quickly find deals or events in a particular category or select Deals & Events to see what’s around the corner. You can also share deals with friends on Facebook, Twitter and via E-mail.

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I’m installing the Save Local Now App and it’s asking me “SaveLocalNow would like to Use Your Current Location”. What should I do?

Click OK. If you do not allow the app to use your current location, it will not display Deals or events.

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Why are some businesses in more than one category?

Businesses can choose up to 3 categories. For example, a bar/restaurant might also be a brewery and be under food services.

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I am an employee or Independant Contractor through a business that has a profile on $LN, can I post my own deals on the site?

It’s great that you want to use $LN to promote your business and we wish you success. To post a deal on the app you need to speak with the owner/manager of the business that is a chamber member. They can easily create a deal for you or give you the ability to do it yourself at any time.  Unfortunately, we cannot give you access without the buisnesses permission. Posting more deals only helps the business get more visitors. so I’m sure they will be happy to help!

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