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VIP Program Related Questions:

  • When do Digital VIP Cards and Physical VIP Cards expire?  The expiration dates for Digital VIP Cards and Physical VIP Cards are not the same.  Digital VIP Cards are valid one year from purchase date.  View your Digital Card expiration by tapping the card image on your mobile device.  2018 Physical VIP Cards are valid through 12/31/18.  All black Physical VIP Cards are expired as of 12/31/17.   
  • My VIP Card is black and has an expiration of 12/31/14 or 12/31/16.  Is my card valid?  No all previously printed black VIP Cards are now expired.  The most recent black card was valid through 12/31/17.  The Best of Newburyport VIP Program helps to support local nonprofits by giving back 40% of our card sale revenues to local charities.  Expiration dates were extended on our previously printed cards while was busy building our fundraising channel partners.  Purchase a current Best of Newburyport VIP Card and $10 of your card purchase will be donated to the local nonprofit that you designate.
  • Is the Newburyport App replacing the VIP Card?  No, folks have a choice of displaying either a  physical VIP Card or the Digital VIP Card image on their mobile device.  App users must tap the card to show that it is valid.
  • Can the Physical VIP Card be shared?  Yes, physical VIP Cards can be shared. There are no names on physical VIP Cards but associates a user name and email with each card at the time of purchase, so only one person is recorded in our system as a valid customer.
  • Can the Newburyport App be shared?  No, login credentials are specific to one user and designed to function on only one device.
  • Is there a charge to download the Newburyport App?  No, it is free to download the App and view all participating businesses and discounts, but you must make a purchase in order to receive login credentials enabling Digital VIP Card display.
  • How do I receive discounts using the VIP Card or Newburyport App?  In either case there is no scanning.  You simply show your Physical VIP Card or or TAP your Digital VIP Card when making a purchase.  From the “My VIP Card” tab in the App, tap the digital image of your VIP Card and show your phone to the VIP Business.  They will see the green check mark indicating your VIP Card is valid.

Technical Support Questions:

    • How do I download the Newburyport App?  From your mobile device click the link below for either your Apple or Android device.
      • iOS/Apple click this link from your phone.
      • Android/Google click this link from your phone.


    • I don’t know the password for my Apple ID or Google ID. How can I reset my password?
      • iOS/Apple ID password reset, click this link  – click forgot Apple ID or password?
      • Android/Google ID password click this link  – follow steps to reset password.
  • How do I get location based reminders to use my VIP Card?  If you answer yes/accept the GPS related questions that are asked as part of the App download process, you will receive reminders to use your VIP Card at locations nearby. If you have already download the App and answered no to the GPS questions, we suggest deleting the App and reinstalling it.
  • How do I turn off the VIP Card App reminders?  App reminders can be turned off under your phone settings.
  • How do I get login credentials to utilize the Newburyport App?  Login credentials are sent via email at the time of VIP Card purchase and renewal.
  • What if I forget my passcode or can’t find the login email?  You can reset your passcode from the login screen using the email address used to place your order.  You can also contact to have your passcode sent to you but a password reset is immediate. If you don’t see the email within a couple of minutes, make sure to check your spam/junk folder.
  • Can I choose my passcode?  No, VIP Card passcodes are randomly generated, but they are rarely needed because the App will keep you logged in unless you choose to manually logout under the settings screen tab. Plus the passcode can always be reset.
  • Can I change the email address associated with the login of my Newburyport App?  Yes, you must first login to the App.  To change the email address, go to My VIP Card,  select settings in the top left corner of your screen, and tap the option to change email.
  • The search field is not working in my App and the businesses are not displaying in alphabetical order?  Go to the App Store or Play Store and select App Updates.  Do the update and it will clear this issue.  Apple and Google both require that you are running their most up to date software in order to do any App updates. You can also just delete the App and reinstall.
  • Will the Newburyport App operate on all devices?  It is designed to work on iOS/Apple and Android/Google devices.  It is possible that it may not work on certain older phone devices or software platforms.
  • Do I need to do an Apple or Google update to download the Newburyport App?  Both Apple and Google require users to do certain software updates before they will allow users to do App downloads or updates.
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