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To reward its valued subscribers, The Daily Republic, in conjunction with Forum Communications Co., recently announced the creation of its Platinum Rewards program.

The program is available at nearly 20 of Forum Communications’ newspaper sites in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, including The Daily Republic.

“Platinum Rewards is our way of thanking subscribers to The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, and other FCC newspapers, with special offers and incentives available only to our valued subscribers,” said Amy Ouren, circulation sales and marketing manager at The Forum. “As one of the most extensive reward programs in the industry, Platinum Rewards allows subscribers to begin selecting rewards immediately after registering with the program and validating their subscription.”

But, said Todd Holland of The Forum’s circulation department, what’s important is that the program is simple and offered absolutely free to any subscriber of The Forum, and other FCC newspapers, as a thank you for their loyalty.

In addition to The Forum, other FCC newspapers offering Platinum Rewards are the West Fargo (N.D.) Pioneer; Detroit Lakes (Minn.) Tribune; Detroit Lakes (Minn.) Record; Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald; Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune; Superior (Wis.) Telegraph; Pine Journal of Cloquet, Minn.; Lakes County News-Chronicle in Two Harbors, Minn.; The Dickinson (N.D.) Press; The Daily Republic in Mitchell; The Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn.; The Jamestown (N.D.) Sun; The Pioneer in Bemidji, Minn.; the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minn.; and the Morris (Minn.) Sun Tribune.

In each of these markets, Forum Communications has arranged for its subscribers to receive discounts or other incentives with valued local retailers, restaurants and services. All subscribers have to do is register for the Platinum Rewards program.

And here’s how you do it:

1. Go to your newspaper’s website (for The Daily Republic, it’s

2. Find the Platinum Rewards button on the site and click on it.

3. When you come to the registration page, enter your email address and fill in the required information on the next pop-up screen. And please remember to use the same phone number that is registered with your newspaper subscription account.

4. Once you’re registered, explore the Plantinum Rewards site and find personalized coupons for your favorite local stores.

5. Users can either present the discounts on their mobile device at their favorite stores, or they can print out the coupons and bring them into the stores.

Many local businesses are participating in the program, and these discounts will only be available to subscribers of The Daily Republic and other Forum Communications newspapers. Among the participating Mitchell businesses are Arby’s, Café Teresa, Corona Village, Cut’n Loose, Daylight Donuts, Larry’s I-90, The Depot, New China Buffet, Papa Murphy’s, Phoenix and Dragon, Pizza Hut, Quiznos, Rita’s Place, Taco Bell, The Brig, Twin Dragon and Whiskey Creek. Several Mitchell-area businesses also are participating, including the Derby Coffeehouse, Serendipity, Springs Inn Café, Cooks Inn, The Dugout, the End Zone and the Winner Bakery.

“Essentially, this is a VIP coupon program,” Ouren said.

In addition to the special discounts, Ouren said, as the rewards program grows, members will receive access to special contests and promotional giveaways.

“The program is simple,” Holland said. “Stay a subscriber and continue to save on local products and services you value and use the most.”

Non-subscribers also can register for a free trial of the Platinum Rewards program. If they like the program, and want to keep the benefits, they can contact their newspaper to start a subscription.

Businesses and subscribers in the Mitchell area wanting to know more about the Platinum Rewards program can call The Daily Republic at 996-5514 or 1-800-529-5514.

Forum Communications Co. is a multimedia information company based in Fargo, and owns dozens of newspapers, websites, television and radio stations, and commercial printing facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.