Campus Special goes mobile
Coupon company launches iPhone, Android app
Published: Thursday, August 25, 2011
Updated: Thursday, August 25, 2011 02:08
Campus Special now has a new way they hope makes it easier for students to access coupons and deals at local area businesses.
The company created the Campus Special App for iPhone and Android that uses GPS location to find mobile coupons and deals near to those who use it.
Campus Special Co-Founder Joe Jacobs said the goal of the app was to incorporate all of their services into "one cohesive product."
"What better was to do that then place our product in one thing that students have with them at all times...their phone," Jacobs said. "They can now redeem their coupons and order food online straight through the app."
Around Sam Houston State University and the nation, Campus Special is most known for its $100 bill coupon books given away at sporting events, organization activities and several other areas.
The app does not replace the coupon books. The company said it is another way for students to access local deals, including ones that are redeemable straight from the app itself.
McKenzie Smith, who interned for CampusSpecial.com, said that the app is already making an impact.
"My friends are super excited about this app," Smith said, "because in the past we've often forgotten our coupon books at home. Now if we do, we'll have the entire book plus our campus Food Court, right on our phone."
In the Huntsville area, the app has businesses such as Arby's, Mr. Hamburger and SH Dining Services. It also allows students to order food straight from the app as well. Currently, only Hunt Brothers Pizza is available for in-app ordering.
The company most recently launched a virtual Food Court for ordering food online at all universities, according to a press release.