How Do I Get a QR Code to Make Me a Winner?

We love our buzzers, and we love to make them winners. A few weeks ago, we gave away 100 free tickets for Taste of Dallas to people who downloaded our free mobile app that scans images and QR codes. This week, we want to make you winners with QR codes. How do I get a QR code to make me a winner? It’s easy, just follow the simple steps below!


Text BUZZ to 63566, Download the free BestBuzz scanner, scan the code and enter to win an iCade!

Text BUZZ to 63566, download the free BestBuzz scanner, scan the PAC-MAN and enter to win an iCade!

How to win:

Step 1.Text ‘BUZZ’ to the number 635-66 and you will receive a text back from us.

Step 2. Click on the link in the text message and you will be taken straight to your app store to download the Free BestBuzz QR Code Scanner.

Step 3. Connect BestBuzz to your favorite social media networks and scan the PAC-MAN QR code. Enter you details to win. You can buzz-in once a day to be entered to win an iCade.

Step 4. Review our app! We know you’re going to love it, so head over to your app store and give us some stars!

What is an iCade?

Back before we had games in the palm of our hands on our smartphones, people used to go to arcades with pockets full of quarters to play games like PAC-MAN, Space Invaders, and Centipede. Gamers would play for hours trying to beat the high scores of other players. It took real skill to advance through the levels. As games have advanced we have lost some of the fun of pushing big red buttons repeatedly and using joysticks to direct your spaceship. Well now you can relive the fun without the heavy pockets because BestBuzz is giving away 3 iCades (a $99.99 value).

Play arcade classics on authentic, full-sized controls with a high quality cradle for your iPad or iPad 2 with a slot for the charging cable. It even comes with a FREE Atari Greatest Hits app and one free game.

Review the QR Code App

As soon as you have entered to win, review us in the app store. BestBuzz is the only QR code scanner that allows you to:

  • Gain access to exclusive rewards
  • Scan QR Codes
  • Scan 1D Bar Codes (UPC barcodes)
  • Scan Images with our Image Recognition Technology
  • Tap NFC tags

Competition Rules:

  • No purchase necessary, but you must ‘BUZZ-in’ to win
  • One entry  per day
  • Review the BestBuzz app in your app store
  • Buzz in daily to increase your chances to win.
  • Winners will be chosen on August 12, 2013.

What is your all time favorite arcade game? Frogger, PAC-MAN, Paperboy? Let us know below!

How Image Recognition Can Boost Sales

Image Recognition is a great way to boost sales and increase revenue to your business.

Are you using Image Recognition to boost sales?

BestBuzz has a very simple mission: make connections and start conversations. BestBuzz knows that word of mouth reach is the best way to drive people to your business and increase sales.

The Dallas based, tech start-up company is based on the simple idea that businesses and people both do better when they support each other. Businesses that use BestBuzz grow and their customers get deals and exclusive offers. It’s one of those rare “everybody wins” situations.

Since its inception almost three years ago, BestBuzz has increased sales for companies as diverse as BeautiControl, Cadillac and Baker’s Ribs (The BBQ restaurant near the BestBuzz office.).

The team at BestBuzz is a collection of industry professionals, whose expertise combined ensure their customers are listened to, clear project deliverable’s are defined and tangible results are delivered.

Founder and CEO, Carrie Layne has used her experience in the digital space along with surviving a Category 5 Hurricane to create a mobile marketing platform that rewards customers and delivers results to any business that uses it.

I know how important a personal recommendation from a friend is to a business, but in this digital age, it’s too slow. BestBuzz allows customers to instantly connect with businesses that reward them and tell all their friends on social media about it, creating massive word of mouth buzz on social media platforms, which translates to increased sales. – Carrie Layne

Layne loves technology, so of course she wanted to make sure that people can connect on all levels. BestBuzz utilizes Mobile Entry Points (MEP’s) such as text messaging, QR Codes, 1D barcodes, and the latest tool in the BestBuzz tool belt, Image Recognition.

Although many attempts at effective image recognition exist online, BestBuzz is the first to master the concept in an intuitive mobile platform.

The loyal “techie” fans know BestBuzz uses QR Codes to give away wonderful prizes and experiences, but this summer, for the first time BestBuzz  used Image Recognition technology to give away 100 FREE tickets to the annual Taste of Dallas tasting event.

Use Image Recognition and see how you can drive sales?

Text TASTE to 635-66 and scan the Chef logo.

Consumers were asked to simply ‘Scan the Man’ above and enter their details to win tickets.

Watch the video of how to scan an image here:

The result? Another runaway BestBuzz successful promotion. Why was it so successful? The free app is easy to download and very easy to use. The analytics dashboard that businesses get 24 – 7 access to provide instant real time results. Businesses can see where in the world consumers are engaging with them, what type of smartphone they are using (The BestBuzz app is available on all four major operating systems.) and what social media network customers to prefer to use to talk to their friends on.

BestBuzz Ipad Winner Image

A sample of data and analytics available on the BestBuzz dashboard.

If you would like to learn more about BestBuzz and see case studies, please feel free to subscribe to our newsletter or visit our website.

Use QR Codes to Build Buzz about Social Media Day Events

Celebrate Social Media Day 2013 in Dallas and promote your event using QR Codes

Celebrate Social Media Day 2013 in Dallas and promote your event using QR Codes

With the continuously growing presence of social media, it was only a matter of time before Social Media Day was born. As Facebook expands, Twitter explodes, and other social media websites find their niche, this is, officially, the social media generation. As such, it only makes sense for everyone to get together and celebrate.

Social media day began back in 2010, when the people at Mashable recognized the power behind it. By that point, Twitter and Facebook had been responsible for aiding political campaigns, helping charities, and connecting people in ways that were impossible only a few years prior. This year, organizers have the chance to use QR codes to help maximize turnout to their events.

QR Codes to Build Buzz for Your Event

While a lot of people might not know how to use a QR code, chances are that those attending a social media day will understand. Once you’ve created your QR code – perhaps a custom QR code – you can link it to a website for your event. Anyone who’s interested in attending will be able to scan the code and get all the information they need – start time, end time, and location. For the savvy social media user, this is substantially easier than trying to memorize details. Plus, if you use a BestBuzz BuzzCode, your attendees will help build awareness of your event when they scan. Our mobile platform automatically shares a message on social media with information about your event, every time someone scans a BuzzCode.

(See BestBuzz in Action! Click to schedule a demo and see how you get get your next event buzzing)

Looking to Celebrate #SMDay in Dallas?

DFW Rocks Social Media Day

DFW Rocks Social Media Conference uses QR Codes  to get the word out.

DFW Rocks Social Media Conference uses QR Codes to get the word out.

With the slogan “Bringing Knowledge to Businesses in DFW,” DFW Rocks Social Media Day is one of the highlights of the weekend. This year, the event is going to span the weekend of June 29th and June 30th, with different things happening each day. On the 29th, attendees will have the opportunity to see a variety of experts who can help them expand their business by providing practical social media marketing strategies. On the 30th, everyone gets together in one room to work together on learning how to use social media to make their business as great as possible.

Other Meetups

DFW Rocks Social Media Day won’t be the only meet up happening on Social Media Day. You also have the chance to celebrate with Social Media Club of Dallas at 2:00 on the 30th, then with other Mashable Meetups later in the afternoon. How you should you celebrate? Well, besides drinks and appetizers, you should probably tweet and update your Facebook status. It’d be fitting, wouldn’t it?

How are you celebrating Social Media Day this year? Are you hosting an event, attending a Meetup or are you just going to follow the hashtag, #SMDay, from the convenience of your mobile device? Tell us about your plans in the comments; maybe we’ll join you.