LoLo is a new digital extremely local loyalty program that rewards customers for shopping local. It expanded to Chicago with an exclusive alliance with the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce supplying member, business and community perks. Andersonville’s colorful commercial district, filled with a variety of local businesses, fits extremely well with LoLo’s mission to create a rewards platform where locals support locals.
“We’re excited to bring LoLo to Chicago through an excellent partnership with the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce,” said Clark Harris, LoLo co-founder. “We wanted to launch into a market with a local champion that shared our vision and mission of shopping and supporting local businesses.”
The LoLo idea is easy to use. The membership is free and it allows users to connect to their personal credit or debit cards. They earn a standard 5 percent reward for every dollar spent and 10 percent for their visit to each business. Then, users can use their earned “LoDough” to redeem exceptional rewards through a connected smart phone or tablet with LoLo merchants without having to keep tabs on coupons or loyalty cards. For example, Hamburger Mary’s features a $20 reward to the restaurant, while The Sofo Tap features both a $10 and $25 reward that can be redeemed with LoDough. Just in time for holiday shopping, LoLo members will receive double rewards (10 percent) at select businesses in Andersonville during the Late-er Night Andersonville shopping event this Friday, December 19th.
LoLo benefits the community by giving back to local non-profits and providing tools to measure the impact on the local economy. In Andersonville, LoLo has pledged a cut of its gross revenues to the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, benefitting the growth of the neighborhood. Chicago is LoLo’s second market following their initial launch in Asheville, NC. They plan to bring LoLo to other Chicago neighborhoods early next year.
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