Celebrate Your Savings!

New Movie Recommendations Page Features Showtime & Trailers

Abenity has been selling movie theater eTickets to our members for a couple years now at the lowest prices available to Regal, AMC, and Cinemark theaters. Plus, with our No Hidden Fees approach, there are never any surprise taxes or extra charges to our members when shopping in our store.

Movie tickets have become one of our top selling items. But before purchasing your tickets, you typically want to know what movies are playing, and the time of the showings at your favorite theater. You may even watch a trailer or two to make sure it’s really a movie you’d like to see.

In your excitement, you head over to Fandango or IMDB, or you Google search showtimes at nearby theaters. And, once you’ve navigated the confusing ads, done lots of clicking around, and repeatedly plugged in your location settings, you’ve invested a lot more time than you intended – all to plan your fun night out.

Abenity Makes Your Movie Experience Simple

This week we’re simplifying the planning experience for movie-goers by rolling out integrated showtimes and movie trailers within our Abenity Perks Programs. With this new feature, our members can search for theaters, find showtimes, read reviews, watch movie trailers and conveniently buy tickets directly within their perks program.

And once you’ve made your ticket purchase, our eTickets are delivered immediately, so you’ll quickly be on your way!

Finding the movie you want to see has never been easier, and saving money at the box office has never been better. And with movie tickets consistently ranking as the #1 perk in the Abenity program, we know your members will love this new feature.


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Abenity ‘s Top 10 Accomplishments in 2014

2014 was an exciting year of growth, change, and new endeavors for us. I’d like to take a moment and share what we consider to be Abenity’s biggest accomplishments in 2014 with this Top 10 list.

2014 Abenity Top 10 List

#10 - We surpassed 20,000 Likes on Facebook

#9 - We announced the launch of Abenity Rewards for employers in 2015.

#8 - We increased program security for Enterprise-Level accounts by adding the option for 2-factor login authentication.

#7 - We acquired new online real estate. We can now host perks programs from Perks.hr, AlumniDiscounts.com, Member-Discounts.com, EmployeePerks.us & HRDiscounts.com.

#6 - We designed new program posters, introduced branded eTickets and designed new branded mobile app icons for our clients.

#5 - We introduced new major discounts for our members at over 10,000 in-store locations from Jiffy Lube, Quiznos, & Papa John’s!

#4 - We launched a brand new, beautifully designed, & FULLY mobile employee perks platform with an integrated ticketing store!

#3 - We won more new accounts / RFP’s in 2014 than any other year including new contracts with the State of Georgia, HCA Healthcare, Cintas, Towers Watson, Yum Brands, & Gannett.

#2 - We sold more than 1.7 million membership cards!

#1 - We achieved our 2014 giving goal by reaching over 125 monthly child sponsorships with World Vision and fully funding the resources for the development of a school!

These accomplishments are only possible as a result of the support we receive from you. So thank you for helping make this possible, and for making 2014 a great success! We’re looking forward to the year ahead and all of the exciting developments on the horizon in 2015.


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Our Social Mission: A Year Of Growth and Giving

As another year comes to a close we hope you have had the chance to gather with family and friends and enjoy time with those closest to you.

One of the things we enjoy the most at Abenity is the opportunity to give back to our neighbors and pursue our social mission, both here at home and abroad. For the past several years we have partnered with World Vision to sponsor children in Senegal and serve those living in extreme poverty. Today, more than one billion of the world’s children live in poverty on less than $1 per day.

Children Sponsored

Abenity's Social MissionWorld Vision is making a difference in the lives of families across the globe. Through the support of donors World Vision is able to provide children and families with nutritious food, clean water, health care & education. At Abenity, we crossed a major milestone this year and are now sponsoring over 125 children through World Vision.

It’s exciting to see how the lives of these families are being dramatically changed by the simple provision of daily needs that many of us take for granted. And we couldn’t provide this support without your partnership – as clients, members, and vendors, you provide us the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of 125 special children.

A New School!

Children in impoverished communities around the world struggle to study in makeshift classrooms, rundown buildings, or in the open air. The result? Poor lesson quality, mediocre grades, and high dropout rates.

For several years we have had the goal of building a school in a third-world country to help combat these social issues. And this year, on the heels of achieving our aggressive goal for growth, we were able to donate the resources needed to construct a school that will help provide a safe learning environment for hundreds of children for years to come.

This school will ultimately build a stronger community, and will be a testament to the legacy of Abenity members and our clients!

Coffee That Saves Lives

This year Abenity partnered with The One Cup Project to bring our clients and members delicious coffee, and at the same time bringing aid to those who need it most. Every purchase of a One Cup 3-bag coffee bundle through Abenity generates $42 for world aid through World Vision. Through One Cup’s unique multiplier matching grants, they are able to send the full purchase amount directly to World Vision.

Everyone keeps coffee around the office, and I’m sure your workplace is no exception! At Abenity, we’d love to encourage you to start sourcing your office coffee through One Cup. Doing so increases your purchasing power and your corporate sustainability.

By using One Cup Project coffee in your office, you can be confident that you are providing your employees with a quality product, while contributing to the greater good. Order now inside your Abenity program!

Our Challenge To You

It’s a joy for us to give back and make a difference in the world. Could we encourage you to do the same? If you are financially able, we would love to challenge you to find a way to give back this year… whether it’s through a local charity, a community of worship, or even an international organization like World Vision – there is a lot of need in the world, and together we make a difference when we give.

Abenity’s Strategic Approach to Mobile Accessibility

Abenity’s strategy for serving up perks content on mobile devices has always been focused on our members and the devices our members use to access their perks.

When we look back over our last 2 Million user sessions in the Abenity Perks Program, we see that 22% of our members are accessing Abenity on a mobile device. Over 60% of these are using an Apple iPhone or iPad.

Upon seeing numbers like that, one might immediately jump to the conclusion of the need for an iPhone app. But we approach these statistics differently. We don’t want to serve just 22% of our members, or just 13% that use Apple devices.

Our goal is to serve 100% of our members.

We don't want to serve just 22% of our members, or just 13% that use Apple devices. Our goal is to serve 100% of our members.

It’s this goal that led us to fully redesign our perks platform in June 2014 with a fully mobile-compatible site using Responsive Web Design (RWD). RWD is an approach to design aimed at creating websites that provide an optimal viewing experience — easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices, from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones.

In short, RWD allows us to consistently and efficiently serve perks content to all devices in the web browser with an extremely intuitive design and browsing experience.

Abenity’s Mobile Developments To Date

Abenity has always been forward thinking about mobile accessibility. It was this vision that has led us through a number of key developments over the last two years:

• In January 2013 we rolled out a mobile accessible version of the Abenity Store using Responsive Web Design (RWD) so that members could purchase tickets and gift certificates easily from any smartphone.

• In June 2013 we introduced a mobile-compatible version of the perks program and branded app icons which made it easy for members to log in on mobile devices and navigate the program with an easy “pull-out” menu.

• In July 2013 we began to roll out mobile-friendly member newsletters that made it easy to communicate new perks to members reading email on smartphones and tablets.

• In June 2014 we rolled out the new Abenity Perks Program featuring a completely redesigned interface, mobile-friendly redemption options, and a responsive layout that works on all devices and browsers.

• In August 2014 we debuted a redesigned app icon for iPhone and Android users that allows members to save a client-branded bookmark to their perks program on their phone’s homepage.

What’s Next In Mobile?

After the finalization of our redesigned program in June 2014, we began to implement new features and enhancements around our platform.

One of these planned enhancements is a native iPhone application. Because Apple devices represent a significant share of our mobile users, we want to ensure the Abenity experience is tailored to the unique technology and capabilities of the iPhone. We plan for this to be available to our members by Q2 2014.

The mobile landscape continues to rapidly change. But Abenity is a technology company that is directly producing 100% of its software and content in-house. This unique advantage alone sets us apart from every other perks provider in our industry.

As technology evolves around us, Abenity will continue to set the pace and find new and interesting ways to leverage that technology to serve up perks & discounts.


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Are You Still Running Internet Explorer 8?

For a long time Internet Explorer 8 was the default web browser for the vast majority of PCs in the world. Released in 2009, it came pre-installed on systems running Windows 7 and was supported on earlier versions of the Microsoft operating system, like Windows Vista and Windows XP.

But that was five years ago, and as we all know technology moves at a lightning pace. Microsoft has already released Internet Explorer 11 as the latest version of their browser, and the company recently announced that they will soon cease support of IE8.

Why Does All This Matter?

We recently surveyed users of the Abenity Perks Program and found that 10% of our corporate clients are still running Internet Explorer 8 in their offices.

When we debuted the latest version of perks platform in June 2014 we added a ton of new advanced features that are simply not supported by older versions of web browsers. If your office is still using IE8, here’s some of the things you’re missing out on:

• No Responsive Layout Support: The new Abenity program uses Responsive Web Design (RWD) so that your perks program displays beautifully on any sized monitor. So whether your employees are blessed with dual 36″ inch monitors, or they’re making due on a 10″ laptop screen, the Abenity program is designed to look great.

Unless of course that computer is using IE8 – the site won’t be able to scale and transform proportionally, and the perks program will be difficult for your employees to navigate.

• No GPS Support: A central feature of the new Abenity program is an increased focus on local offers and geo-aware technology. Abenity gives members the option to share their location so we can easily serve up local offers to them. However, IE8 does not support GPS integration, leaving thousands of local perks inaccessible for your members.

• Insufficient Perks Program Technology Support: The new Abenity program features a number of dynamic and animated features that make browsing the perks program breeze. Our animated navigation menu, our pull-down application menu, and our Recommendations pages all rely on technology offered in later versions of web browsers. All of this will be missing, or worse, broken when viewed using IE8.

• Inadequate Graphics Support: Current web design standards allow developers to create beautiful graphics, intuitive user interfaces, and modern navigation techniques. But IE8 lacks the technological support that makes these graphical presentations possible.

Things as seemingly simple as color transparency, rounded corners, gradient colors, shadows, and icons will come across clunky and unusable in IE8 simply due to it’s use of antiquated web standards.

What Can Be Done If Our Company Uses IE8?

If you or your employees are currently using Internet Explorer 8 to access Abenity, we’d encourage you to upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer. Or transition to another supported web browser – we happen to like Firefox and Google Chrome. Here are a few links to get started:

• Internet Explorer 11: Download for Windows 8   Download for Windows 7

• Mozilla Firefox: Download for Windows and Mac

• Google Chrome: Download for Windows and Mac

We know that not everyone has privileges to download and install applications in a corporate environment. If that is the case for you and your employees, then we’d encourage you to petition your IT department lead to upgrade your company systems to the latest supported web browser. Not only will the Abenity Perks Program run better on a new browser, but so will every other website your employee accesses.

We’d invite you to send them a link to this post on the Abenity blog, and below are links to a few other resources that they may find helpful.


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Recognize Your Team with the Abenity Rewards Store

People love to feel appreciated, and the workplace is no exception. In fact, helping our clients make their employees feel valued is one of our core goals at Abenity.

Keeping up office morale is critical to running a successful business, but with the never-ending busy-ness of office life it’s often challenging to find the time to devote toward that goal.

To help you do this we’ve given you the ability to reward your team without ever leaving your desk. Right in your Abenity Back Office you have access to over 100 name brand gift cards, personalized gifts, wellness products, and discounted movie tickets.

Showing your team that you appreciate them couldn’t get easier!

Take a moment to check out the Rewards & Recognition section of your Back Office. The next time one of your team members meets that big goal, or closes that key deal, you’ll be able to give them the props they deserve without making a last-minute trip to the store. Shipping is always free and we’re sure you’ll find something your employees will truly appreciate.

There’s lots more to be discovered inside the Abenity Back Office. If it’s been a while since you’ve been inside the Back Office, you might want to take this quick tour. We’ve offered up every tool to help you run and manage the Abenity Perks Program for your members.


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Change Your Perks Program Background Wallpaper

Everything we do at Abenity is centered around making your perks program your own. All of our custom branding features are there to help you engage your members, and make perks & discounts just that much more personal and engaging.

So it stands to reason that we would let you customize your perks program background wallpaper as well! We quietly rolled out this fun little feature several weeks back giving you the ability to choose from three graphical backgrounds for your program. Choose a theme that suits your organization and make the change in our Back Office.

Want to change up your perks program background? Log into the Back Office and navigate to the Branding section under the Account Settings page. We’ll be rolling out additional backgrounds in the future.


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Abenity eTickets Branded for Your Organization

We offer high-touch, personalized customization and branding options in our perks program because we know it leads to increased engagement with your employees. We provide the tools to showcase your organization’s brand amongst all the great perks & discounts offered through our program, enabling you to further develop the relationship shared between you and your employees. Our goal is that your organization will be viewed as the valued provider of your employee perks program.

As a complementary upgrade within your Abenity program, eTickets purchased by your members in the Abenity Store will be branded with your organization’s logo. It’s a great physical reminder of who provided the ticket and the fantastic discount for them. 

Our members can always trust that they’re receiving the best possible price on their ticket purchases from the Abenity Store. Our mission is transparent pricing with no hidden fees. That means the ticket price your members see in the store – even before it’s added to their shopping cart – includes all taxes and shipping fees up front.

We’re working to make employee perks more meaningful and more engaging, and we’ll continue to add customization and branding options to the Abenity Perks Program to achieve that!


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