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Uber partners with Sears-owned Shop Your Way, offering riders rewards points

September 29, 2016

Uber is partnering with the Sears Holdings-owned Shop Your Way program to give retail rewards points to any customer using its service, suggesting that mobile loyalty could be a fruitful avenue of exploration for ride-sharing applications.

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How Toyota’s safety-first app rewards drivers with mobile coupons

September 22, 2016

Toyota is releasing a new application that rewards consumers who refrain from using their smartphones while driving with mobile coupons, reflecting its efforts to promote driver safety as well as a partnership with Japanese coffee shop chain Komeda.

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Cars.com supports on-the-lot research with new app features

September 1, 2016

Cars.com is bridging online and real-world car research with new features for its mobile application designed to ease the stress of car purchasing for the back-to-school season.

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Amazon’s one-stop shop for vehicle owners drives purchases and information

August 26, 2016

Amazon has just launched a mobile-optimized marketplace within its online Web site that focuses on all things automotive, hoping to become a full-service hub for vehicle purchases and information.

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New Haven expands mobile-enabled parking payments to express lots

August 17, 2016

New Haven, Conn., is the latest city to let residents and visitors pay for parking in express lots via the Parkmobile application, indicating that this capability could become commonplace in metropolitan areas across the United States.

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Auto dealerships bridge gap between social media, car buyers

August 15, 2016

Car dealers such as Colorado’s John Elway Dealerships are leveraging Edmunds.com’s new ad solution to forge connections with potential buyers by serving them mobile-optimized targeted ads on Facebook and Instagram, driving traffic directly to their sites.

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Gulf powers rewards signups via giveaway paired with ad campaign

August 5, 2016

Gulf Oil is fueling enrollment for its digital rewards program by offering a chance to win Boston Red Sox tickets to new enrollees and is leveraging social, banner ads and email to push the campaign.

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Travelers mobilizes insurance ID cards, ramps up MyTravelers registrations

July 29, 2016

Travelers Insurance is attempting to onboard more customers for a digital portal that provides control over billing and policy documents with a new application and optimized Web site that also allow mobile access to ID cards.

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Avis boosts rental sales with mobile-first connected car features

July 13, 2016

Avis Budget Group is retooling the car rental experience with a new feature in its mobile application enabling customers to upgrade a rental by swiping and use remote control features for their vehicle, showcasing the relevancy of connected car technology for travelers.

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Shell brings Chase Pay to its gas stations, fueling rewards signups

June 10, 2016

Shell Oil Company is the latest to adopt Chase Pay in a long-term agreement that brings mobile payments to its pumps, boosting convenience for consumers while promoting mobile rewards signups.

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