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  • Help local businesses, get great deals with Hownd campaign

    Pima County and the city of Tucson have launched a campaign with an Arizona-based company to drive more customers and revenue to small local businesses during this holiday season while making it easy for consumers to get great deals.

    The partnership with Hownd®, a customer foot traffic and revenue-generation platform for entertainment, attractions, restaurants, and more, has launched its “Hownd for the Holidays” campaign in Arizona in partnership with a number of municipalities throughout the state, including Pima County.
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    Normally, retailers would pay a fee to be active on the MyHownd mobile app and website, where consumers go to download deals. But the county and city joined together several months ago to underwrite those expenses for a limited time to assist merchants struggling with the devastating effects of the pandemic on business.

    “This holiday shopping season is going to be especially tough for local retail businesses throughout Arizona,” explains Hownd’s CEO Brandon Willey. “For many of them, November and December may be the deciding factor for whether they survive the new economic reality caused by the pandemic. We created the Hownd for the Holidays campaign to not only create consumer awareness of the importance of supporting local brick and mortar this holiday season, but also to provide them an easy way to do so while benefiting from the great offers participating merchants will have available to them.”  

    At, consumers can discover promotional offers from participating merchants as well as specific types of offers under categories such as Food & Drinks, Health & Beauty, and Things to Do. They also can search for specific businesses.

    To entice consumers to get involved, Hownd is collaborating with participating municipalities to conduct weekly drawings throughout November and December as well as a Grand Prize drawing where qualifying consumers whose names are drawn can get a free gift card from merchants with a promotional offer on the MyHownd app. Consumers can qualify by either downloading the free MyHownd® mobile app, using the social hashtag “#howndfortheholidays” on social media posts, as well as by claiming and/or redeeming offers from participating merchants. 
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