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Local Business, Products & Services

Support Local Business with the Better Fedder Finds App

If you’re like me, you love knowing someone that can tell you about the best local businesses, and knows how to get great deals and discounts with them.

When I want to find those deals, I just ask my BFF. No, I’m not talking about my best friend forever—I’m talking about Olympia Federal Savings’ Better Fedder Finds (BFF) mobile app. OlyFed’s BFF mobile app offers great discounts and rewards to customers with just a press of a button.

I decided to give OlyFed’s BFF reward app a try, and I was pleasantly surprised by what I discovered. Unlike many rewards programs, the BFF app isn’t bogged down by a bunch of hoops to jump through. There are no reward points to collect and redeem, no paper coupons to clip. The BFF app is available for iPhone and Android, and is so simple to use.

“We wanted to offer a rewards program to our customers that’s simple and easy to use,” says Ryan Betz, VP of marketing and public relations with OlyFed. “You don’t have to do anything to earn it, you just get it.”

I simply downloaded the app to my smartphone. When I found a perk I wanted, I tapped the “get it now” button. Then I showed the app to the cashier and paid with my OlyFed debit card. It was that easy.

The BFF reward app is designed with local OlyFed customers in mind. Dozens of area businesses have already joined, with more being added every week. The app offers notifications, so when you find yourself near a participating business, it will let you know great savings are available. When you open the app, you can search for deals, read all the offers in list view, or switch to map mode. The app is great for getting discounts at your local favorites, or discovering something new.

There’s a wide variety of local businesses already participating. BFF app users will find discounts in many different categories, including restaurants, entertainment for children and adults, specialty shops, as well as discounts on services. There really is something for everyone. And some discounts will change seasonally, as businesses look to promote new or different options to their customers.

Local businesses looking to offer some extra savings to local shoppers should contact OlyFed to join. It’s easy to sign up and be a part of the BFF App.

Using OlyFed’s BFF reward app is a win-win-win. That’s right, I said three “wins.” Not only are you, the customer, receiving great local rewards. With your purchases, you are also supporting a local business, and improving the health of the area economy. So, where does that third win come from? That win is the charitable support that’s generated every time you make a purchase with your OlyFed card. Each time you swipe your OlyFed debit card, two cents will be donated to a non-profit in the South Sound with OlyFed’s Two Cent Campaign.

In the little over eight months that OlyFed and their customers have been making a difference with the Two Cent Campaign, over $17,000 has been raised and distributed to charitable organizations helping the community. Most recently, funds raised in June went to the Child Care Action Council, which promotes and nurtures early learning communities where children and families thrive and help make quality childcare available to all. For the month of July, OlyFed will donate all the Two Cent funds to the South Sound YMCA, which works to strengthen the community for people of all ages by promoting health and well-being in a variety of ways.

With the Two Cent Campaign, there’s no signup, or rounding up of purchases, the donation is automatic. Every time you grab a bite to eat, head out to the movies with friends, buy groceries or pay for any goods or services, it’s all adding up to help. Add in the BFF app, and with a touch of a button and a swipe of a card, OlyFed makes it easy to save money, support local businesses, and help the community.

So, grab your BFF and OlyFed debit card and head out around town. You never know what great deals you might find, but your BFF is sure to let you know. For more information, visit the Olympia Federal Savings website.