Earn & redeem Blimps with Akronite

Blimps are local rewards from the City of Akron! Earning Blimps is easy—join special reward offers and shop local at participating businesses. Then, you can redeem your Blimps at selected businesses and help the local economy grow!

How to earn Blimps?


Link your card

Link the credit or debit card you plan to use for qualifying purchases. We use Plaid, a leading provider trusted by many popular apps, to connect to your account.


Join reward offers

Check out the stories and join offers to start earning Blimps. It’s completely free to join! Each reward offer includes a list of participating businesses where you can earn Blimps when you shop. Keep an eye on the terms of each offer, and remember that offers run for a limited time only. Don’t miss out!



Receive Blimps for qualifying purchases made with your linked card! Your Blimps appear automatically in your app balance after payment has been confirmed. This can take a few days, but don’t worry—we’ll let you know when they’re in.

Time to redeem your Blimps!?


Where can I redeem?

You can redeem your Blimps at any of the business marked in the app with an “R”. Note that these businesses change from time to time. The redemption value of each Blimp is $1.


Select the business

Let the business know you’re paying with Blimps, tap on the redeem option and choose the business you want to pay (woohoo!).


Pay with Blimps

Enter the amount of Blimps you are redeeming and wait for your confirmation! We’ll notify the business about your payment right away.

We care about your privacy

To automatically earn rewards for local shopping, you’ll be asked to link your everyday credit or debit card to your account.

Why is card linking a requirement?

Linking your credit or debit card allows us to identify your qualifying purchases, and automatically grant you rewards.

Safety is a top priority for us

Secure card link is powered by Plaid, an industry leader, used by top-tier fintech companies like Venmo, and fully compliant with the US open banking regulations.

Top-tier encryption

Your bank login credentials are encrypted and never stored. Also, we’ll never share or sell your data.

We are transparent

We ONLY identify your purchases at participating businesses, and we are in a read only mode, so we can’t and never will perform any action on your behalf.

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