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November 23, 2010

Just in time for the Holiday Shopping Season: Yelp Check-in Offers!

We know many of you are gearing up for turkey and pumpkin pie this holiday season, but even more of you are preparing for what follows: Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year.

38 million of you already turn to Yelp each month to help make a spending decision and an additional 60% of you plan to use your mobile as your secret shopping weapon -- so why not get something in return?

This holiday season, Yelp’s gift to you: Check-in Offers on iPhone and Android!




Yelp Check-in Offers is a way for businesses to reward their most loyal customers, while drawing new ones through their door. For yelpers, it’s a great way to save money or get free stuff for what you’re already doing: supporting the amazing local businesses around you!

Since launching check-ins in January of this year, we've seen on average a 50% growth month/month in check-ins. Additionally, over 1/2 million Sales and Special Offers have been uploaded to-date via our free suite of business tools -- meaning we already have an existing relationship with businesses who have showed interest in promoting deals and announcements to yelpers. But overall, Yelp Mobile as a whole continues to grow. Out of 300,000 applications, Yelp was named to Apple App Store Hall of Fame. We also see more than 2.6M engaged users month/month leverage Yelp on the go to help them making a spending decision; a significant portion of whom do this through calls, directions and search, in addition to checking-in.




Starting today, you can use your Yelp Android and iPhone apps (Blackberry fast on its way!) to take advantage of over 1,500 Yelp Check-in Offers that have already been uploaded -- and that number is quickly growing. With the holiday season looming, there's no better time to start building your own check-ins. The sooner you start, the sooner you'll be rewarded: so give from the heart, shop locally, and Yelp on.

If you’re a business owner and want to learn how to upload your own, free Yelp Check-in Offer, refer to this post where we discuss more about Yelp Check-ins and why it’s important to your business.