NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Viggle (NASDAQ:VGGL), creator of the entertainment marketing platform that rewards users for watching TV and listening to music, has launched a partnership with RewardsPay® (www.rewardspay.com), an innovative payment platform that enables frictionless redemption of loyalty and rewards points at online merchants, giving Viggle users the opportunity to use their Viggle points towards purchases of goods from popular online retailers. As a result of this partnership, Viggle Points can be used outside the Viggle app for the first time as a currency for retail purchases.
The partnership with RewardsPay, gives Viggle users the opportunity to shop, at leading online retailers that sell a range of products including furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, clothing jewelry, and more.
RewardsPay is a streamlined consumer payment service that allows Viggle users to use Viggle points to securely purchase goods and services from some of the world’s leading online merchants. Viggle users can transform the points they’ve accumulated to buy nearly any type of goods or service from top online retail brands across a wide variety of shopping categories including clothing, electronics, books, music, home improvement and more.
“We’re excited to work with Viggle and to be able to offer Viggle users the opportunity to shop for a broad array of items using their Viggle points,” said Anu Shukla, Founder & CEO of RewardsPay. “Viggle’s commitment to rewarding their users’ loyalty by providing such a diverse variety of redemption options is inspiring. We’re honored to deliver a simple yet innovative new way of enjoying Viggle.”
Shopping with RewardsPay is simple. Viggle users shop online, selecting items and checking out as they normally would by clicking on the RewardsPay payment button on the checkout page of a participating merchant’s website. Viggle users decide how much of their payment they want to make using Viggle points, and RewardsPay facilitates a real-time transaction that draws the points from the user’s account.
“Viggle users will soon be able to use Viggle Points at participating retailers’ websites,” said Greg Consiglio, president and COO of Viggle. “Now the time they spent watching TV can become even more rewarding because the RewardsPay platform gives Viggle users the flexibility to use their points to purchase everything from electronics to home furnishings. It’s yet another way Viggle is adding value to our program and listening to what our users actually want.”
Viggle users will continue to be able to browse the extensive collection of redeemable movie, television and music options that are available to members of the Viggle entertainment marketing platform that rewards users for watching TV and movies, listening to music, and watching videos. Since its launch, Viggle members have redeemed over $20 million from a vast selection of rewards for watching their favorite TV programs and listening to music.
RewardsPay is a consumer payment service that enables consumers to use credit card reward points, cash rewards, hotel points, and airline miles to pay for items at leading merchant websites and applications. Consumers can use RewardsPay to purchase fashion apparel, gifts, shoes, furniture, housewares, jewelry, organic produce, and more from leading online merchants (www.rewardspay.com/merchants). RewardsPay enables reward programs including VOILÀ Hotel Rewards, Discover’s Cashback Bonus®, Choice Hotels Choice Privileges® and others to improve customer loyalty and redemption, while merchants benefit from a boost in sales conversions and increased basket sizes. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Mountain View, California, RewardsPay has a seasoned management team with decades of combined experience in alternative payments, loyalty and rewards, payments, and games. For more information, visit www.rewardspay.com.
About Viggle Inc.
Viggle is an entertainment marketing and rewards platform whose app rewards its members for watching TV shows and discovering new music. Viggle Platform had total reach of 28.5 million in November 2014, including over 7.7 million Viggle registered users. Since its launch, Viggle members have redeemed over $20 million in rewards for watching their favorite TV programs and listening to music. Members can use Viggle’s store, accessible through the Viggle app or on Viggle.com, to redeem their Viggle Points for TV show, movie, and music downloads. In addition, Viggle operates Wetpaint, which offers entertainment and celebrity news online; NextGuide, maker of technology that helps consumers search for, find, and set reminders for TV shows and movies; and Choose Digital, a digital marketplace platform that allows companies to incorporate digital content into existing rewards and loyalty programs in support of marketing and sales initiatives. For more information, visit www.viggle.com or follow us on Twitter @Viggle.
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