Kiwi trio creates a new reward app offering deals from over 100 businesses

May 30, 2024

Kiwi trio creates a new reward app offering deals from over 100 businesses

Matthew Barrett is one of the creators of the new Juggle app to be included in Apple store. Photo: Brodie Hunter.

Three young Kiwi entrepreneurs Matthew Barrett, Sam Harris and Daniel Yoon have launched a new app, Juggle, aiming to offer Auckland shoppers deals, rewards and cashback from over 100 businesses.

Juggle has already partnered with big international businesses including Temu and Vans and is in the process to add brands such as Hallensteins and Pizza Hutt to their offering.

However, they won't be extending the offer of advertising to certain brands including vape or alcohol stores, as they don't want to promote any potentially harmful lifestyles.

Co-creator Matthew Barret says that once Juggle is in the Apple store, it can be officially launched and offer deals to all New Zealanders.

Co-creator Sam Harris says that app came about when the trio were working together at Viaduct restaurant at the same time as Auckland was becoming increasingly unaffordable.

“We were all working at the same restaurant, washing dishes and talking about going into business in the future.

We didn’t know what to do but then we realised everything in Auckland is expensive and the cost of living is too high, we decided to build a discount app.”

Barrett says that the app developers want to provide discounts for struggling Aucklanders and also drive more traffic to the city centre which has seen a drop in revenue in the past few years.

“Auckland CBD is really struggling at the moment, and we hope this app can help increase everyday business.”

LISTEN: Co-founder Matthew Barrett talks about Juggle and its goals here

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