Do you have one of those hip friends who always give you the skinny on all things cool, and hook you up with some deals? Me neither. Luckily for us, there’s Mobile Spinach.
No they haven’t made vegetables more dangerous by granting them powers of locomotion, but, rather, have hired a cadre of cool folks – tastemakers, they call them – to cruise the streets of five major cities (San Francisco, LA, New York, Boston, and Miami), seek out the good stuff, get a deal on it, and text you the details.
Then just show up at the place, present your MobileSpinach text as a coupon, and you’ll save on food, booze, hotels, diversions and gear.
These aren’t the bargains your dad used to cut out of the Penny Saver and stuff in his fanny pack either. They’re deals like half price tickets at Carnegie Hall, free drinks at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, and two-for-one golf lessons at the Golden Gate Golf Park.
They only partner with unique local hotels, restaurants, boutiques, and other merchants, to offer exclusive deals – no sifting through Wal-Mart and Applebee’s ads to get to the stuff you really want.
And what do you tip this mobile concierge, the hero of these trying times who keeps you in the know? Nothing – it’s free.
Not free like the coupon book that “pays for itself in savings” that your neighbor’s elementary school kids try to hawk you, but free free. All you have to do is sign up, give them your cell number, tell them what sort of alerts you want to see, and you’re all set to have snippets of awesomeness beamed to your phone 160 characters at a time.
If you don’t live in or near one of the five bastions of civilization where MS is active, despair not, as they plan to add more locations to the roster over the summer. Or, if you plan on taking a trip to any of the MobileSpinach locales, because, like me, you live in some podunk, two-horse wasteland and dream only of escaping, then sign up for the trip and cancel when you get home – or any time, really. These guys aren’t the car warranty robocallers, they’ll leave you alone if you ask them too.
For more info head over to MobileSpinach.com, or check out the commercial, complete with hot blonde, above. They keep telling me there’s something in her teeth, but I don’t see it.