Hey Google Express – What’s Up With Voice Activated Coupons?


Have you heard about Google Express’ Voice Activated Coupons?  If you have a Google Assistant device, did she talk to you one day out of the blue to tell you that Target was offering a $15 off coupon via Google Express?

According to reports, the offer was activated by saying (or typing) “spring into Target” to Google Assistant on Google Home or the Google Assistant app on Android or iOS.

What in the world is next?

I learned about this today, when I was performing research or a client (I’m slightly behind in all of my reading but not too far behind).  I came across an article published in Adweek and when I saw the title, I had to read what it was about.  I for one use Alexa and from time to time she chimes in, sometimes at very awkward moments but never has she told me about a discount coupon.  I’m not sure I’d even want her to.

So, my question is, not only to #smallbusiness owners but to all who read this post, what do you think about this new technology? After what’s just been exposed about Facebook would you want this technology or not?  Please comment to this post below.  DISCLAIMER:  All posts must be approved by me, Chief Diva in Charge, so, if you don’t see your comment you will once I make sure it is post-able.  If you don’t know what that means, read our Terms & Conditions.

You can read the full article here:  http://www.adweek.com/digital/google-and-target-issue-the-first-voice-activated-coupon-for-google-assistant/



Facebook To Eliminate Fees for Non-Profits

As the owner of Women Cancer Warriors, a 501(c)3 non-profit, I wanted to pass this information on to other non-profits.

CNN reported:

facebookFacebook to eliminate fees on donations to charitable causes


  • Facebook will stop levying fees on donations to charitable causes made via its website.
  • “Now 100 percent of the money people donate on Facebook is going to go to the causes they care about,” Zuckerberg said at the company’s Social Good Forum in New York.
  • Fees for “personal fundraisers” are free in Europe but remain 6.9 percent for U.S. users and 8.8 percent in Canada.

You can read more here:  https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/29/facebook-to-eliminate-charitable-donation-fees-start-50-million-fund.html