From a now removed Vimeo video we learn Nokia is launching a coupon service called Nokia Perks, designed to generate paperless coupons which can be used to score discounts.
The system would allow one to look up deals from your phone and then get directions to the store.
The system is likely one of the ways Nokia hopes to monetize its Navteq integration on Windows Phone 7, with Microsoft and Nokia both always maintaining that Nokia will generate money not just from the sale of handsets, but also from associated location-based services.
Read the full description of the service after the break.
"If you like saving money, you’ll love perks. Perks are paperless coupons that you can find and redeem right on your mobile. Perks will show you brilliant offers on everything from jeans to sushi. It’ll even show you how to get there, with the Map View. Now that’s smart shopping.
Here’s how an ordinary shopping day, is better with perks. You check your closet and … yeah, those trainers are just looking to be replaced. Go to Perks.Nokia.com and look in the fashion category, or do a keyword search. When you find a deal click save, and add to my offers, and you’re done. It’s already saved to your mobile, no printing, just go. When you’re ready to pay, get out your mobile, click the redeem button and show the code to the Clark. And presto, savings!
But the day is not over yet. A friend texts you asking you to book a table somewhere. Perks shows you the nearby restaurants with offers on them. With some of these, you book the table, right from your phone. When you get there, just say your name as usual, and it’s "right this way!" Easy booking, friends, happy, money saved!
Perks is free to use, save serious dough by planning ahead, subscribing to your favorite brands, and checking for deals when you’re out. So get out there, and make any hour a happy hour, with Perks! "