Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Deal of the Day #8: $20 Fresh Bouquet from Petali Flowers for $5

Good morning everybody, today we are excited to announce a daily deal with our earliest partner, Petali Flowers in Harvard Square. As locals know, Petali does a fabulous job customizing floral bouquets for each customer's taste. We really encourage you to stop by his shop and check out his work.

If you are looking to send flowers, please check out the deal: $20 Fresh Flower bouquet for just $5

As always, the KangoGift will be delivered instantly to a cell phone. When ready the recipient will stop by the shop and create a bouquet.

Let us know what you think!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Deal of the Day #7: 60% off Melting Pot Boston

Melt into this Deal: 60% off at Melting Pot Boston Plus, if 25 people buy, everyone gets $5 in KangoCash!

Our goal with this offer is to uncover a few more raving fans of Melting Pot. Kango knows you are out there. :)

For those new to KangGift, our site makes it easy for people to send instant gifts to cell phones as text message vouchers. This means when you send a gift, we will send a unique gift voucher to a friend's phone and all they have to do is show the phone at Melting Pot to use the gift. There are no plastic cards, receipts, just the text message.

We were thrilled to add Melting Pot a few weeks back and are excited to offer this bonus. Please let us know if you go and don't hesitate to share a pic or two on facebook or twitter.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Daily Deal #3 - 2 for 1 at Finale Desserterie

Today Kango is excited to announce a sweet deal with one of KangoGift's first partners - Finale Desserterie. This 2 for 1 offer is fun because you can send someone a pre-Valentine gift and send one to yourself. KangoGifts can be used anytime, so there is no reason why you shouldn't stock up!

Quantities are limited and the offer will expire at midnight tonight.

And, don't forget to retweet the deal to be eligible to win $50 in KangoCash!

Happy Eating!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Daily Deal Jan. 19, 2010 - 60% Romantic Evening Package from Melt Bath and Skin Care

Hello Kango friends and family!

Let's face it, given Boston's continued snow falls, more of us are staying in and blasting through our Tivo's. Today's KangoGift deal of the deal offers something different than following the cast of Jersey Shore!

Melt Products in Coolidge Corner is a fabulous Bath and Skin Care shop that entices visitors with a great selection of soaps, lotions, and skin care products.

Today's Deal is 60% off Melt's Romantic Evening package. The package is only $14.20 and provides for at least four baths! Included in the set:

  • One 8oz bottle of Bubble Bath
  • One moisturizing Massage Bar
  • One 3"x3" Candle in your choice of scent

The recipient will choose from the following scents: Adriatic Fig, Circus of Pears, Desert Lavender, Earth Spirit, Just Plain Nonsense, Lickin' the Beaters, Maharani Mist, Solar Flair, Sweet Rain, Thor

Each KangoGift will be delivered as an SMS voucher which the recipient will use to pick up the gift at 305 Harvard St. in Brookline.

As always, please re-tweet the deal to be eligible to win one of 4 $50 KangoCash vouchers we will be giving away.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Some fine print

On Friday January 22 and 29 at 5PM EST, KangoGift will choose two winners from the pool of people who have re-tweeted any of the daily deals. KangoGift will then announce and contact the winners by 6PM each day
There is no purchase necessary to enter the KangoCash giveaway. If you'd like a free entry into the contest, send us an email with your name and contact info to inquiries at kangogift dot com. Quantities are limited.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Kango's New Daily Deal and $200 Giveaway

Hello Kango friends and family!

Today is a wet, snowy, day here in Cambridge, MA. The snowblowers are running and people are doing whatever they can to stay warm. The KangoGift team is doing a bit of the same and is using today to announce a new Daily Deal promotion that will run to the end of January.

The purpose of this promotion is to provide our early customers who have made KangoGift with a big fat Thank You! Sure, you are being invited to spend a few bucks, but we think the deals are generous and hopefully will encourage you to tell a friend or two. For example, Kango's first daily deal is a $30 gift certificate to Daedalus Restaurant in Harvard Square for only $5.10!

Kango will also be giving away 4 $50 KangoCash vouchers to people who re-tweet the deal of the day.

Here's how it will work...

1. Each morning Kango will announce his daily deal on Facebook and Twitter
2. Anyone following Kango will be able to take advantage of the deal by clicking the link
3. Each person who re-tweets the deal of the day will be eligible to win $50 in KangoCash. KangoCash is just like cash and can be used for anything on KangoGift and does not expire

If there is a special deal you want to see posted, just let Kango know. Or, just drop a line to say hi!

Happy Winter KangoGifting

Some fine print

On Friday January 22 and 29 at 5PM EST, KangoGift will choose two winners from the pool of people who have re-tweeted any of the daily deals. KangoGift will then announce and contact the winners by 6PM each day
There is no purchase necessary to enter the KangoCash giveaway. If you'd like a free entry into the contest, send us an email with your name and contact info to inquiries at kangogift dot com

Friday, January 8, 2010

Welcome Melting Pot

Everything retro’s back, right? Deviled eggs. Red velvet cake. Classic cocktails. And Kango must confess that the image of Betty Draper in a poodle skirt is enough to make this marsupial wish he’d been around in that pre-cell phone decade.

Speaking of melting, now, from Boston’s historic Park Plaza Hotel comes the newest addition to KangoGift - The Melting Pot – a rare fondue restaurant in this city. Fondue’s as retro as you can go in modern American cuisine, when back in the 50s, American skiers in Switzerland caught onto the melted cheese + food combo and the dipping craze took the U.S. by storm.

Thankfully, the Melting Pot doesn’t follow the original 18th Century recipe of using stale cheese, opting instead for fine aged cheeses and oil/broth sauces (like Coq au Vin, Bourguignonne, or Mojo, a mix of Caribbean and citrus flavors), and a full range of chocolate varieties, mix-ins, and liqueurs for their dessert fondues. And fondue’s no longer just about white bread and fruit. There’s a wide selection of meats, seafood, and vegetarian options.

It ain’t all PG-rated nostalgia either. Did we mention the 200 wines (This Melting Pot has a seal of approval from Wine Spectator), not to mention specialty cocktails and beers? The bar menu’s all gourmet nibbles, like Lobster Quesadillas, Savory Skate Skewers, and Kobe Beef Sliders – all with Happy Hour discounts.

The best steals, though might be their special events like:

    Wine down Wednesdays – For $25, try 2 different wines paired with savory bits like Ahi Tuna, Cajun Rubbed New York Strip Sate, Hefeweizen Shrimp, plus a different cheese and chocolate fondue

    Fondue & a Flick – Every Sunday through Friday, get a 3 course meal and ticket to an AMC Movie Theatre for $30. Seriously? Are they pulling Kango’s hind leg?

    Girls Night Out – 3 course meals that include a range of appetizers and drinks (Hammer and Sickle Vodka tastings on Jan 19th’s event). Kango’s heard a psychic has been known to make an appearance, so bring your girlfriends and see what might be in store for you in 2010.

But hey, this place is in the Theater District/Back Bay, so you can find your own post-dinner activities too. Just gather your friends and family for tabletop cooking and good fun communal eating.

Seriously, who told you not to play with your food? Kango says Dip into yum-yum fun. And with 145 locations throughout the U.S., who knows where Kango will hop to next?

P.S. - Throughout Jan, stop by or go to their website to win a trip to L.A.for the premiere of Valentine’s Day, a $100 gift certificate to Melting Pot, or even better, a year’s worth of dining.

Monday, January 4, 2010

KangoGift Expands to all Finale Desserterie Locations

As our friends know, Finale Desserterie has been with KangoGift since launch. They have been a great partner and have been eager to give us feedback on ways we can improve KangoGift's mobile gifting platform. Kango has also been happy to share quite a few chocolate molten cakes with friends and family these past few months. This certainly has not been one of Kango's more difficult tasks.

So, to get to the point, KangoGift is now available at all three Finale locations. That means, you can send your friend a KangoGift from Finale and she can redeem it in Harvard Square, Boston (by the Park Plaza), and in Coolidge Corner. If you are in Coolidge Corner, why not pick up a home spa kit from Melt and then enjoy a treat at Finale.

Thanks Finale for not only expanding to all locations, but for making the world a sweeter place!