MIAMI (CBS4) — Eating out, any time of day, can get expensive but a new app promises to save you some money the next time you place your order.
Megan Trombino loves her lunchtime routine, but what she loves even more than her tuna melt is getting her favorite sandwich for less. That’s why she is a member of the smart phone application, ‘We Reward.’
Participants simply sign up for free and get cash back for eating at participating restaurants. It’s that simple.
“Whenever I am out to lunch, maybe with co-workers, I will go and check in. I will broadcast that from ‘We Reward’ to my Facebook and Twitter and get money for doing it,” Trombino told CBS4’s Jorge Estevez.
By sharing your experience on your social media account, restaurants like The Daily Creative in Miami get publicity and the consumer gets points. Each point is a worth a penny and they can add up fast.
While the application saves you money on food, it also saves you money on hotel stays, services and a variety of products.
“If they had a great experience, we are prompting them to share it with other people,” said Ted Murphy, Founder of WeReward.
Murphy wants to help small businesses around the country. All they have to do is offer savings which restaurants hover around the one to two dollar range per meal.
“When you share something, when you have an experience that is good or bad, it influences other people. It can make a break a business,” said Murphy.
Trombino, a publicist for Max Borges Agency in Miami, knows about the importance of free advertising.
“It is not a forced product pitch coming from the company, but the people that are actually using your brand and your product. It doesn’t get any better than that,” said Trombino.
Click here for a list of the top 100 restaurants in WeReward for the greater Miami area.