With some help from the app Pocket Points, students are getting paid to go to class and professors are finally getting undivided attention. The app, available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play, rewards students for keeping their eyes on their professors instead of on Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Tumblr and Twitter.
Every time the app is opened and the phone is locked while on the University of Oklahoma campus, users rack up Pocket Points that are available to use for discounts on Campus Corner, throughout Norman and online.
One place on Campus Corner incentivizing students to focus on their education rather than Instagram is Pita Pit. Manager Robert Maucere says the collaboration with Pocket Points came about five months ago after talking with one of their representatives.
“We decided it would be a financially good option for us and our customers,” Maucere said. “That way they get a little bit of a discount savings and we’re getting a little bit of profit off of the business they’re bringing in.”
The Pita Pita manager also mentioned how digital discounts are the best way to reach students because students "are more likely to use the app to get deals rather than actually coming in the store and getting printed ones.”