Not all celebrities are content with the celeb lifestyle. In fact, some use their celebrity statues and access to capital to help branch out into the entrepreneurial world. Consider celebrities such as actress Jessica Alba who started The Honest Co., which makes environmentally responsible baby products or Justin Timberlake who has a number of successul side ventures including a record label, a clothing line and Tequila brand to name a few. With this in mind, it's easy to see why Melissa Joan Art would join the business world as the newest celebrity owner of the popular mobile coupon app, Yowza!!
Find out exactly why she took the entrepreneurial plunge with this Q&A about her new company.
Q: What exactly is Yowza!!?
A: Yowza!! is a mobile coupon app that tells you where the best steals and deals are wherever you happen to be. Yowza!! coupons are all digital, which means it's great for the environment and extremely convenient. With Yowza!!, busy moms and dads no longer need to waste time clipping coupons. I couldn't shop without it.
Q: How did you hear about Yowza!!?
A: I got a call from fellow actor Greg Grunberg. He told me he started this company after he had a really frustrating experience where he forgot a coupon at home and just wished he could find all of his favorite coupons on his phone! When I heard about it, I was like “YES!!!” That would be so great…
Q: What is your involvement with Yowa!!?
A: I'm a part owner and huge ambassador. I am spreading the word everywhere I can about Yowza!! and why every mom should be using it and looking at what's on there every day.
Q: Why did you get involved with Yowza!!?
A: As a mom of 3 kids, I know how crazy life is…especially when also balancing a career, etc. I don't care who you are…who doesn't want to save money? I want to make a difference and believe that Yowza!! can really help so many families and business owners. Not to mention, we are green. So I got involved because I felt I coud really help get the word out and make a difference while helping moms like me save some serious money.
Q: What excites you about Yowza!!? Who is using Yowza!!?
A: I love the fact that Yowza!! is listening to its users and adding new retailers all the time. In fact, they just launched Carters & OshKosh B'gosh on the app. You can see information on store wide sales and then from 2/14-2/20, you can save 25% on your in store purchases at all OshKosh B'gosh stores. From 2/21-2/24, you can save 20% at all Carter's stores! I know I will be shopping there!
Q: Anything else?
A: Yes, download Yowza!! now to your Iphone or Android device. Seriously, you will not regret it. It's free and will save you a ton of cash. Visit getyowza.com for more info…and if you have any stores you want to see, let us know on the site!