BRIGHAM CITY, Utah, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Buzz Points, a leader in connecting local businesses, community financial institutions and consumers through rewards, today announced that Kent's Market, an independently-owned grocery chain with four locations throughout north-central Utah, has joined the Buzz Points shop local loyalty and rewards program. Buzz Points is a free program for consumers offered by Horizon Credit Union and Box Elder Credit Union that allows members to earn rewards while supporting the local economy by using their community credit union debit and credit cards for everyday shopping.
"As a local, independent retailer, our mission is to offer the best range of locally sourced, freshly baked, prepared-to-order products at the best prices and to tailor our assortment to meet the needs of the unique and varied communities we serve," said David McKay of Kent's Market. "Buzz Points is a program that not only aligns with our philosophy of supporting local commerce but also provides the technology to take our personalized, customer-centric approach even further, by allowing us to thank our loyal customers with additional rewards based on their preferences and grow our business."
Buzz Points has created a new generation of loyalty rewards that works with community financial institutions and local businesses to engage mutual customers. Members of Farmington, Utah-based Horizon Credit Union and Box Elder Credit Union, headquartered in Brigham City, Utah can earn points by using their debit and credit cards whenever they shop, but they earn more points for shopping with local businesses like Kent's Market. As a Preferred Local Business within the Buzz Points merchant network, Kent's Market can benefit from advanced marketing technologies to expand their market reach, attract new business and increase the loyalty of existing customers.
"With a proven commitment to sourcing local produce and other specialty items wherever possible, Kent's Market is an ideal fit for our unique loyalty and rewards program," said Dwayne Spradlin, chief executive officer of Buzz Points. "As a popular shopping destination for members of Box Elder and Horizon credit unions, we are pleased to welcome them to the Buzz Points Preferred Local Business network, which affords them even more opportunities to reward their valued customers and further support the shop local movement."
Credit union members enrolled in the free program earn points automatically through debit and credit card purchases that can be redeemed easily for gift cards, cash cards and local business rewards or donations to local non-profits using the Buzz Points web interface or mobile app that allows users to track, manage and redeem points. A continually expanding network of 75,000+ businesses nationwide allows cardholders to shop locally, accrue points and redeem rewards wherever they are in the United States.
About Buzz Points, Inc.
Buzz Points, Inc. is the creator of the Buzz Points loyalty product suite, which connects consumers, local merchants and community financial institutions through social media engagement, targeted marketing and rewards. The Buzz Points program enables credit unions and community banks to generate greater non-interest income, increase transactions, reduce account attrition, drive new loans and attract new customers. Buzz Points provides additional revenue to financial institutions, increases existing consumer loyalty and supports local businesses by increasing their market reach and attracting new customers. For more information, visit www.buzzpoints.com.
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