Choose Saline County App End

The Choose Saline County app, which helps many people save money while shopping locally, is set to expire at the end of May

According to Saline County, they received news Thursday morning that Colu, the app development company behind the Choose Saline County app, has been acquired by another tech company and will be shutting down the app on June 1.

This unexpected turn of events does not diminish Saline County’s commitment to supporting local businesses and those who shop there. They have already begun discussions about ways to continue this type of support and expect to make an announcement later this month.

There are questions about what this means for you and your Saline Stars. So here are some important dates to keep in mind so you can make the most of the time you have left with the Choose Saline County app.

  • Friday May 17will be the last day to deserve Saline Stars by making purchases with your linked cards at participating local merchants.
  • Friday May 31will be the last day redeem Saline Stars for free goods and services from redeeming merchants. Please note that your repayments will allow these businesses to be reimbursed using the County’s American Rescue Plan Act funds. Any unused stars in your wallet will expire at midnight.
  • Saturday June 1the Choose Saline County app will be removed from the app store.

Users currently have over $93,000 worth of stars in their wallets. So this program still has a lot of benefit to offer and another month to give it. If you have dollars in your wallet at the end of the month, consider donating them to one of the nonprofits in the app.

County officials are proud of what this app has accomplished over the past two years. Users have earned more than $300,000 in Stars by shopping at local businesses, generating an estimated economic impact of more than $5.6 million.

This success is exactly what this app set out to achieve and why they are committed to implementing a similar program to fill the void.

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Q: When will the Saline County app shut down?

The last day for users to redeem stars is May 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM. The app will be officially removed on June 1, 2024.

Question: What happens to unused stars?

Any unused stars in your wallet after 11:59 PM on May 31, 2024 will expire. This money will be returned to the county for use in the future program.

Q: Can I still earn stars during the Choose Saline County transitions?

Yes, until May 17, 2024.

Question: Where can I redeem my stars?

Simply open the Choose Saline County app and click the “Redeem” button at the bottom of your screen to discover nearby businesses that accept stars. Please note that in addition to purchasing goods and services from local businesses, you can also donate stars to select local non-profit organizations.

Q: How can I redeem my stars with a company that accepts them?

When you check out at a business that accepts Stars, let the cashier know that you want to use your Stars to pay for all or part of your purchase. You must confirm this in the app and with the cashier.

Q: I deleted the app but still have stars in my wallet. Can I redeem them?

Absolute! Download the app and log in to your account. Your stars are there waiting for you.

Question: What should I do if I have more questions?

You can contact Saline County Public Information Officer Melissa McCoy at (email protected) at any time or directly to Colu (email protected) until May 31.