Posted by Brandon Carter on May 13, 2015 10:13:00 AM

This is a golden era for consumers. Their tight ways have bent retailers to their will, resulting in lower prices and a renewed focus on customer service. Bad business practices are being called out while the good guys are being rewarded. Brands are battling in The Coliseum while consumers casually switch to whoever fi...

Posted by Brandon Carter on Mar 25, 2015 6:30:00 AM

Operating the nation's largest discount network is lots of fun. We get to work with cool brands, mom and pop joints, amusement parks, and other fun stuff. We help people save money on things they actually need to buy, which is even better.  For the end user, getting access to a discount program is a little like Christm...

Posted by Brandon Carter on Dec 31, 2014 9:32:00 AM

 Access turned 30 this year.  If we were embodied in an individual, we might have spent this year moping around, complaining about how hard it is to recover from parties that end at 2am. Or constantly telling people how 30 "Doesn't really feel all that different." Instead, we're glad to report that 2014 has been the be...

Posted by Brandon Carter on Dec 18, 2014 2:30:00 AM

It’s holiday shopping season. People have abandoned their families to shop on Thanksgiving, then stood outside in the wee hours of the morning on Black Friday waiting for doors to open. They’ve dutifully ignored work (on occasion) to browse online retailers. They’ve sharpened their elbows and mobilized through intense ...

Posted by Dave Bona on Nov 9, 2014 11:45:00 PM

Over the course of my years working with merchants on coupon campaigns, I’ve found one common, recurring question: How a coupon can help me connect with the right person at the right time? In other words, the merchant wants to know how to connect to people who aren’t a current customer, at a time when that person is lo...

Posted by Brandon Carter on Nov 5, 2014 1:14:00 AM

Are we heading into the most competitive holiday shopping season ever? We know last year was a little intense, beginning with a Black Friday/Cyber Monday full of deep discounts and winding up with a large percentage of consumers holding out for last second deals. The result was a bloodbath on price tags, as retailers h...