Scrimple's mission is to create innovative solutions for the benefit of local economies everywhere. We believe that the prospect of greater local wealth can yield a more vibrant community and productive opportunities for all stakeholders. In fact, research shows that by spending money at local businesses 73% of it stays within the local community as opposed to non-local businesses, where only 43% of it remains within the community (Michael H. Shuman, author of the book Going Local).
What we do
Scrimple, Inc. was founded in the summer of 2007 as a promotional coupon business that helped college students save money by offering incentives from local stores and restaurants in the Ithaca, NY region. Today Scrimple has multiple product offerings. Scrimple.com has evolved into a consumer-facing local directory through which users can opt-in to receive local announcements and coupons from their favorite businesses. The S Card (www.thescard.com) sells and franchises a discount card program that motivates local consumers to spend at local businesses.