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25 Big Companies That Use SMS Marketing

See how some of the biggest names in retail, tech, and e-commerce are leveraging a text marketing platform to communicate with customers.

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Hundreds of big-name brands offer exclusive discounts. All you have to do to access them is subscribe to receive text messages. But it’s more than just promotions.

Thanks to things like high open rates and rapid response time, some of the world’s top companies have baked SMS into the way they conduct business and communicate information.

From CNN breaking news text alerts, to Facebook using SMS as an authentication tool to prevent false account creation. Even Chipotle has started accepting preliminary job applications through text (go ahead and try it, text CHIPJOBS to 97211)!

In a celebration of how far texting has taken businesses across all industries, we’ve rounded up some of the best text programs out of all the companies that utilize text marketing. If you see a store or retailer you like, give them a text!

You may be pleasantly surprised at what you get back 😉.

Which Brands Send Text Messages?

Here are 25 of our favorite brands’ text clubs along with instructions on how to subscribe!

1. JCPenney
Text “Join” to 527365 to subscribe. JCPenny will immediately send you a coupon worth 25% off online or in-store orders. Bonus, the coupon is valid on sale and clearance prices!

2. Applebee’s
Instead of a keyword, simply text your email address to 22337 to sign up.

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3. Papa John’s Pizza
For coupons and special offers text START to 47272.

Today 11:25 AM
Papa John’s: Thanks for Signing up for Hot-From-The-Oven Deals! Up to 6 msgs/month. Text HELP for help, STOP to cancel. Msg&Data rates may apply.

4. Office Depot and Office Max
For coupons and special offers from Office Depot text START to 47272. To receive offers from Office Max, text OFFER to 33768.

5. World Market
Text SIGNUP to 95730 to join the text club. Just like JCPenny, you’ll receive a single-use coupon automatically as a thank you for joining!

6. Bed Bath & Beyond
If you receive BB&B coupons in the mail you’ll love how decluttered their text club is. To sign up, just text OFFER1 to 239663.

Today 9:00 AM
Bed Bath & Beyond: Sign up for Mobile Offers at Msg&data rates may apply

7. Dominos
Instead of a keyword, Dominos utilizes a web form to join their text club. You can put your phone number in here to receive discounts.

8. Petsmart
Your furry friends will love the Petsmart coupons you get when you text DEALS to 84848.

9. Kohl’s
Separate from their Kohl’s cash savings program, you can join the Kohl’s SMS club by texting SAVE to 56457.

Today 2:00 PM
KOHLS: Reply Y to get 15% off and to confirm and agree to receive approx. 7 autodialer marketing texts per month. Reply HELP for help. Msg&data rates may apply.

10. American Eagle Outfitters
Another popular apparel brand offers coupons when you text JOIN to 32453.

11. Joann Fabrics
Calling all cost-conscious crafters. Text BEADS to 56266 to join the Joann Fabrics text club!

Photo Credit: The Krazy Coupon Lady

12. Sherwin Williams
Find some unique offers when you text COLOR to 27579 to sign up for the Sherwin Williams discount program. When you sign up, you get $10 off your next purchase of $50 or more.

13. Cabela’s
For all your outdoor needs, when you text WILDLIFE to 247365 you’re automatically enrolled in the Cabela’s coupon club!

Today 2:42 PM
CABELAS: Welcome! Stay tuned for mobile offers, deals and info from Cabela’s. Up to 6 messages per month. Msg&Data RtsMayAply. HELP 4 help. STOP 2 quit.

14. Ulta
Short, simple, and sweet. Text ULTA to 95637 to receive special offers on a variety of products and brands offered in store and online.

15. Ikea The popular Swedish furniture shop offers an online web form to access discounts. You can enter your information here for both text and/or email offers.

16. Old Navy
While part of the larger Gap company, you can text OLDNVY or 6046 to 653689 in order to receive exclusive discounts to this retailer.

Photo Credit: The Krazy Coupon Lady

17. Target
While Target has recently launched an app where discounts and loyalty points live, you can still text DECOR or SAVE to 827438 to receive SMS offers.

18. Best Buy
Text the word DEALS to 332211 or visit Best Buy’s site in order to receive coupons from this tech retailer.

19. Dollar General
We know it doesn’t seem possible, but even the Dollar General has discounts. Just text the word SAVE to 34898 to see for yourself.

20. Arby’s
Sign up for Arby’s text club online and receive free fries and a soft drink with sandwich purchase automatically!

21. Tanger Outlets
Text the word TANGER to 55695 or sign up online to receive various offers from Tanger-supported outlet stores across the country.

22. Macy’s
From offers on clothes and accessories to skincare and appliances. Text Join to 62297 to sign up for Macy’s discount club.

Today 10:42 AM
Macy’s: Reply ENTER for recurring msgs to this # & get 25% off! Consent not req. to buy. Msgs may be autodialed. Msg & data rates may apply. Txt STOP=Cancel

23. Lord and Taylor
For access to the latest deals and discounts at Lord and Taylor, text Sale to 95555.

24. Bloomingdales
If you’re looking for some savings from a more upscale retailer, text join to 25666 for access to the Bloomingdales savings club.

25. Abercrombie and Fitch
For discounts offered exclusively to their SMS list, text A&F or Abercrombie to 98995 for access to their latest inventory and sales.

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There are savings out there for every age, interest, and need. We hope you found something here that you like! And as texting continues to surge in popularity across organizations, we only expect this list to grow!

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