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Save More at Calgary Co-op: Now accepting Coupgon, Canada’s first mobile-only coupon app

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Exclusive partnership will bring valuable offers to Co-op customers with the touch of a button

CALGARY, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Calgary Co-op is proud to announce an exclusive partnership with Coupgon, Canada's first fully digital (paperless) grocery coupon app. The free Coupgon app is now available for download through the App store (iPhone) and Google Play (Android) and will be available through Blackberry World (Blackberry) in the coming weeks. All Calgary Co-op food stores (including Calgary, Airdrie, Strathmore and High River locations) will begin accepting these valuable mobile-friendly coupons immediately.

"We've found a new way to meet the increasing consumer demand for mobile-friendly content and a compliment to traditional paper coupons, which we will continue to accept," says Ken Woo, Vice President of Food Centre Operations and Merchandising at Calgary Co-op, "This opportunity allows us to meet our members' ever-changing needs, while ensuring we continue to offer great value - every day."

Calgary Co-op will be first to market with this innovative coupon offering that promises a user-friendly alternative to traditional paper coupons. The Coupgon app utilizes location-based technology to redeem valuable coupon offers from a variety of brands, including a selection of local products.

"Recognizing that Calgarians lead the country in mobile adoption, Co-op was quick to respond to the opportunity we presented them," said Frank Sinopoli, CEO of Coupgon, "We've created a unique app that makes digital coupons readily available to local shoppers. For Calgarians who own a mobile device this is the easiest way to save money, instantly."

There are two simple steps to redeem Coupgon offers at your local Co-op food store:

  1. Use your computer or smartphone to clip big savings.
  2. Use your smartphone to redeem savings instantly at time of checkout.

Not only will the Coupgon app allow shoppers to find special offers easily, it will also allow individuals to track and share savings every month.  Mobile users are encouraged to download the Coupgon app, clip big savings and visit their local Co-op food store to redeem offers.

For more information about Coupgon, including technical support, please visit www.coupgon.com.

About Calgary Co-op

Owned by our members, Calgary Co-op is one of the largest retail co-operatives in North America. With over 440,000 members, 3,500 employees, assets of $457 million and annual sales over $1.1 billion, Calgary Co-op is committed to lead in food; petroleum; home health care; pharmacy; wine, spirits, beer and travel. Calgary Co-op supports numerous not-for-profit and charitable organizations in Calgary (through our Co-op Community Foundation) by investing over $4 million into the local community each year. For more information please visit www.calgarycoop.com.

About Coupgon

Since 2012, Coupgon has been committed to providing a faster, easier (and paper-free) way for people to coupon. Customers can now enjoy instant savings at checkout using the Coupgon mobile app. We are partnering with manufacturers and retailers that share our vision and want to make saving money easier for their customers too.  To join the Coupgon revolution visit www.coupgon.com.

SOURCE Calgary Co-Operative Association Limited (Calgary Co-op)

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Image with caption: "Coupgon, Canada's first mobile-only coupon app, now accepted at Calgary Co-op. (CNW Group/Calgary Co-Operative Association Limited (Calgary Co-op))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131107_C9015_PHOTO_EN_32895.jpg

Image with caption: "Use your smartphone to redeem savings instantly at the time of checkout. (CNW Group/Calgary Co-Operative Association Limited (Calgary Co-op))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131107_C9015_PHOTO_EN_32894.jpg

Image with caption: "Download the free Coupgon app and redeem savings at Calgary Co-op food stores. (CNW Group/Calgary Co-Operative Association Limited (Calgary Co-op))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131107_C9015_PHOTO_EN_32893.jpg

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Image with caption: "Coupgon logo (CNW Group/Calgary Co-Operative Association Limited (Calgary Co-op))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131107_C9015_PHOTO_EN_32896.jpg

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