Smart Coupons for Restaurants

Smart coupons are a great way for restaurants to save at-risk customers, increase frequency, and reward loyal guests

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Restaurant Smart Coupons

The goal of any restaurant discount, offer, or digital coupon, also known as a smart coupon, is to entice a guest to visit your establishment and/or purchase a particular item.

Of course, the ideal solution would be for the guest to try out your restaurant based on your brand reputation or restaurant marketing efforts, instead of having to use a coupon.

Unfortunately, consumers develop habits and personal preferences, and changing their minds isn’t always a piece of cake.

Today’s consumers love free coupons.

For example, according to market research company A. C. Nielson Co., 52 percent of consumers actively checked or compared pricing, and almost half (46%) searched for deals, promotions, or coupons.

When implemented correctly, coupons can bring new, returning, and churned visitors back through your doors again and again.


What are Restaurant Smart Coupons?

Restaurant smart coupons are simply digital coupons.

They serve the same purpose as regular paper coupons, but they are stored digitally on a consumer’s mobile device.

The best and easiest way to implement and maintain a digital smart coupon program is to use a WiFi marketing and analytics platform like the one built into Bloom Intelligence’s restaurant customer data platform.

The platform allows you to easily create and send guests a unique, one-time-use code that they can redeem at their next visit. The coupon is stored on their mobile device.

These digital smart coupons can be sent with specific terms of use and contain an expiration date.

Restaurant smart coupons are great for:

  • Recruiting new guests
  • Resolving negative experiences
  • Enticing competitor foot traffic
  • Re-attracting churned guests
  • Selling more expensive items


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How Smart Coupons Work

When a guest logs into your guest WiFi, your WiFi marketing platform will create a customer profile for that guest.

Since every mobile device has a unique identifying number, the platform will recognize that guest whenever they are within range of the WiFi access point – whether they log into WiFi or not.


Smart Coupons for Restaurant Marketing


This allows the platform to monitor the guest’s behavior, such as dwell time, popular visit times, and other behavior data.

Then, specific messages can be configured and sent based on that behavior (and/or demographic) data.

For instance, you can send automated digital offers to your guests who meet certain criteria, such as age, gender, postal code, number of visits, or days since their last visit.

When creating these digital coupons, Bloom gives you the ability to embed a smart coupon into the message.

The coupon is unique to that guest and that message. When the guest returns, they show their server the smart coupon on their mobile device and click the “Redeem” button.

The system tracks all of this and will give you accurate reports on how your campaigns are performing, based on how many guests returned to your location(s) and how many redeemed their unique smart coupon.


How To Use Smart Coupons

There are several reasons why you would want to send  smart coupons to your guests.

Perhaps the most important reason is to get those who have stopped visiting to begin visiting again.

Keeping existing customers is much less expensive than acquiring new ones. So, this could make great financial sense for a restaurant or small business.

Bloom Intelligence uses machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence to accurately predict when a guest is at risk of churning.

When this happens, the guest is tagged in the database as being at-risk of churning.

Then, using Bloom’s WiFi marketing suite of tools, you can create a digital offer that will be automatically sent when a guest is tagged as being at-risk.

These messages typically contain a pleasant greeting and a smart coupon for a free drink or appetizer to entice them to come back and reform their habit of frequenting your business.

Bloom users have been seeing up to 38% of their at-risk guests return using this strategy.

This increases their lifetime value and subsequently, your overall revenue. Click the banner below to read a real-life case study.


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As discussed above, there are many other reasons to use smart coupons for your restaurant.

So, Bloom allows you to create any message you want to send with your digital coupon. This creates flexibility and endless opportunities for you to get guests back through your doors.


Advanced Restaurant Marketing with Bloom

With the Bloom Intelligence customer data platform, smart coupons are just the tip of the iceberg.

Bloom provides detailed location-based WiFi analytics that allow you to measure guest behavior in real time at your physical location – even if they don’t log into your WiFi.

WiFi Analytics also allow you to track the performance of every campaign down to your guest returning and redeeming smart coupons at your location(s).

This is because Bloom’s WiFi Analytics sense when a person’s device returns to your location from the restaurant marketing campaigns your team has created.

We then track redemption of your digital offer at your locations, and the actual return on investment from every campaign.

This allows you to continually optimize your campaigns over time to drive the profitability of every campaign.

With advanced WiFi analytics and an easy-to-use intelligent marketing suite, you’ll have the tools necessary to grow your brick-and-mortar business.

You’ll quickly and passively build a large customer relationship management database with detailed and cleaned customer profiles, and market to them automatically based on their demographics and behavior.

Start growing with Bloom Intelligence growth tools. Click here to sign up for a free demo, and watch your business grow!


Discover Bloom Intelligence

Bloom Intelligence is an AI-powered restaurant marketing platform that includes a powerful customer data platform, automated data collection, automated WiFi marketing, and advanced reputation management tools.

Guest data is collected from multiple sources and aggregated into one single platform, making it simple and easy to analyze and segment your fine dining restaurant’s guest profiles.

Bloom makes guest data collection effortless, allowing you to quickly execute the strategies listed above, saving you time, increasing customer lifetime values, attracting new guests, improving your reputation, and boosting your bottom line.

To see more of what Bloom can do for your restaurant, schedule a free demo today, or call us at 727-877-8181.



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Fine Dining Marketing FAQs

What is the best marketing strategy for restaurants?

Of all the restaurant marketing strategies, perhaps the most effective strategy is using a WiFi marketing and analytics platform. It allows you to collect customer contact information, segment your customer list, create targeted, personalized messaging, and remarket to them for maximum results.

What is restaurant remarketing?

Restaurant remarketing is a powerful way to connect with visitors to your website or customers who have logged into your WiFi. It allows you to send targeted advertising, and behavior-driven promotions to those people through online advertising or email marketing. It’s a key marketing concept that should be a primary focus of restaurant owners and marketers.

What is restaurant marketing segmentation?

Restaurant customer segmentation refers to the process of subdividing a customer base into specific groups based on similar demographics, psychographics, and/or various behavior data points. This information can guide restaurant marketing professionals when developing new marketing campaigns for each group or optimizing existing ones to personalize the customer experience online or at their physical locations.

How do you use smart coupons to market a restaurant?

The best and easiest way to implement and maintain a digital smart coupon program is to use a WiFi marketing and analytics platform like Bloom Intelligence. The platform allows you to easily create and send customers a unique, one-time-use code that they can redeem on their next visit. The coupon is stored on their mobile device.

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