How to Get a 5% Discount on Nearly Everything
Whether you live in Monaco or are just visiting, this is the one essential you must have. It’s a free mobile app that gives you 5% cash back on everything you spend in Monaco (at participating merchants — but almost all shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants take Carlo).
You heard that right — in Monaco, you can get 5% back, and you can use that money to buy food, products, etc. in Monaco.
No strings attached. Well, one string — the digital ‘cash’ you quickly accumulate can only be used in Monaco.
TIP: Use referral code iconic when you sign up (or later, in your settings) and we'll donate €100 to Sea Shepherd.
How Carlo Works
Using the Carlo app is very simple.
- Download the app on your mobile (here’s the link for iPhone and Android).
- Sign up via the app. Use referral code iconic when you sign up (or later, in your settings) and we’ll give you a present and donate €100 to Sea Shepherd.
- Go into account settings and add your bank or credit card.
- When you’re at a shop or restaurant, at checkout you’ll either see a little blue stand that says Carlo, or you can ask for it, and you just open the Carlo app and click the button to scan the QR code.
- Enter the bill amount and click PAY.
That’s it! The app automatically calculates the 5% and adds it to your app so you can use it for future purchases.
The Prince’s Government asked Carlo to contribute to the recovery plan and the revitalisation of Monegasque businesses during the health and economic crisis. In order to continue to reward people who shop and dine in Monaco, the Government decided to set up digital gift vouchers through the Carlo app. These gift vouchers can be spent in a large network of shops in the Principality, thus giving a boost to local businesses.
- You can use the Carlo app to make purchases — no need to carry your wallet.
- If you let a friend or family member log into the app using your login, and give them your 4-digit code (which you can change at any time to revoke their ability to make purchases), then they can use the Carlo app to make purchases. No more need to carry around a credit card.
- You can track your spending, broken into different categories, in the Carlo app.