PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mobeam announced the launch of the brand new Share & Win contest for its Beep'nGo mobile application -- just in time for the Holidays. Earlier this year, Mobeam unveiled Beep'nGo exclusively on the Samsung Note 3 and Galaxy S4 that allows you to keep all of your loyalty, gift and membership cards right on your smartphone.
Mobeam isn't just helping customers save money–they are now helping them win money. All a shopper needs to do is download the new Beep'nGo app, and share it with their friends. At the end of each month, whoever has the most friends that download the app, wins a $250 Best Buy gift card.
"The holiday season is a time for giving back, and Mobeam is excited to let shoppers treat themselves to their own holiday present," said Mobeam President and CEO, Kang M. Lee. "By downloading Beep'nGo and sharing it with your friends, it's never been easier to win a little bit extra holiday cash. But, the contest doesn't end after the lights come down and the tree gets thrown out. We are happy to announce that the Share & Win contest will continue into 2014. There will be a new winner announced each month, which means there are tons of chances to cash in!"
To participate in the Share & Win contest, once a customer has downloaded Beep'nGo, they just need to use the "Share Beep'nGo" button under Preferences or just click on the Share icon on the home screen. Mobeam will keep track of how many of your friends, family, and neighbors have downloaded Beep'nGo and a running tally on its Facebook page for contestants to see how they stack up.
Mobeam will announce a new winner each month and drop a $250 Best Buy gift card straight into a lucky customer's Beep'nGo app! Contestants can share the contest via Twitter, Facebook, email and SMS! The contest is open to shoppers in the United States. Click here to read the full contest details.
Mobeam's beaming technology, embedded in the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, solves the key problem that has limited the progress of mobile commerce: widely deployed retail laser scanners are unable to scan a barcode presented on a smartphone screen. Mobeam overcomes this obstacle without requiring retailers to invest in new point-of-sale hardware or system upgrades. The Beep'nGo application unleashes the power of Mobeam technology that is integrated in the newest Samsung devices.
For Beep'nGo, consumers simply download the application to their Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note III. To use the application, they just select a loyalty, gift or membership card to redeem, push the "beam" button and point the smartphone screen to send the card's barcode to any of the millions of laser scanners in use today. Earlier this year, Samsung said retailers prefer barcodes because they do not have to install any new infrastructure.
"Mobeam is going to change the way we spend money, no more need for plastic cards or wallets, now that ANY store scanner can read my phone," said Jeb Brilliant, the founder and chief blogger of The Mobile Perspective.
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Mobeam, Inc. is transforming mobile commerce with its unique and patented light based communications technology. The company was recently named one of the hottest technology companies in San Francisco for 2013 by business research firm Lead411 and took second place CTIA's 2013 Emerging Technology (E-Tech) awards in the Mobile Apps– Money – Payments, Banking, Mobile Commerce, Shopping and Rewards category. Overcoming the technical barrier preventing mobile phones from interacting with laser scanners at checkout, Mobeam's technology provides universal access at point of sale (POS), enabling the transmission of coupons, loyalty offers, gift cards, tickets and other barcode data at retailers worldwide. Mobeam's technology creates new capabilities for existing mobile phone designs, and requires no changes to retailer POS infrastructure. Mobeam is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.mobeam.com.