Michelle Hovanek, owner of Glamour Paws on South Main Street, said the machine used was installed last week and she has signed up about 25-30 people in the first days. She said part of the problem she’s having is people not wanting to take part because they think it may be too complicated.
“If they take the time to listen to what’s involved, you can earn some pretty good things like 25 percent off if you bring a friend, discounts on teeth cleaning,” Hovanek said.
The program also allows businesses to hook into a computer system and let customers know about special discounts, Horvanek said.
“If we’re having a slow day, we can let customers know we’re offering a 20 percent discount or whatever for that day to get more people in the door,” Horvanek, who has been doing pet grooming for 35 years, said. “It’s another way to offer discounts and let people know what we’re doing.”
Mike Hernandez with 2 Outlaws BBQ said the program has been getting some positive feedback but response has been pretty slow. People are taking the cards but are not signing up.
“We’re getting some feedback and that’s good because we’re starting to introduce some new food items,” Hernandez said. “It’s been great as a way to bring people in the door to try our new products like steaks.”