Detour MAPs is an advertising platform (a Marketing and Advertising Platform), a division of Entire Marketing Group LLC, it’s a website where you can learn about neighborhoods, promotions, events and promote businesses, organizations or anything that is happening in your community.
We use different resources both physical and online to introduce small businesses and organizations to their local residents. We create and distribute community maps, door hangers publications and an online collective MAP (Marketing Advertising Platform) that includes local businesses, organizations, events and resources. Our maps are detailed graphic tools created to help residents and others to discover the best of their community around them. They’re made to assist residents and consumers pinpoint, shop and save.
The community maps publication is sponsored by local businesses and organizations.
Detour’s printed map is a way to have everything and is to know about the community in the palm of your hand. With over 40,000 maps distributed you will be well informed with our printed maps. Inside the printed map includes a visual of the community with different local business advertisements. The map pin points each business and public asset giving the user a better idea of where the business or resource is located in the community. The printed map is also color coded so that residents may know which business is participating in the $10 Savings Card promotion.
Our publications and online MAP consolidates local special deals, coupons and community resources on a single page or click. It benefits everyone in the community:
Detour Maps is committed to help neighborhoods and organizations of all industries, so their residents can easily recognize them. When an organization partners with us we help by using a simple and easy advertising platform. Businesses now have the opportunity to advertise collectively and share the cost. We will work with you so you do not have to worry about “ARTvertising” (branding your neighborhood with promotions) in your community.
We help promote communities by encouraging residents to SHOP LOCAL and by doing so we keep the money within the community that can be used to better public assets such as schools, security, and community
In 2007, Detour Community Maps started working with the Cicero and Berwyn communities and now we are in more than nine communities, such as Chicago Lawn, Berwyn, West Lawn, Back of the Yards, Archer Heights, Clearing, etc. and we plan to continue expanding.
We showed a 75% increase in consumer awareness, 70% increase in local reputation and concluded that 82% are more likely to purchase goods or services in their community in the future.
Detour’s printed map is a way to have everything there is to know about the community in the palm of your hand. With 2 publications each year for each community and over 40,000 maps distributed you will be well informed with our printed maps. Inside the printed maps include a map of the community with different local business advertisements. The map pin points each business giving the user a better idea of where the business or resource is located in the community. We do not just have business locations on the map; we also have locations of parks, bus routes, schools, useful phone numbers, events and basically all public assets in the community. The printed map also is color coded so that residents may know which business is participating in the $10 Savings Card promotion.
Detourmaps.com is a community based interactive marketing website that inspires buying local through a collective local business advertising platform. This platform helps local businesses connect with neighborhoods and organizations.
With Detour Maps, you can browse and explore places within your community. You can:
You don't need to download or install anything to use detourmaps.com.
No, you don't need to download or install anything to use detourmaps.com.
You'll need an account to sign up. If you do not have an account, in upper-right hand corner click the link Not a member yet? to set up an account. It only takes a minute.
Click on Login in the upper-right hand corner of the navigation.
With Detourmaps.com, you can browse and explore places within your community. You can:
Detour Maps is free to use. However, fees may apply if you connect to the internet. Check with your network service provider for more info about data charges.
There are various ways in finding a business through our website. First, you can use the home page navigation and type in the business name. Once you type what you are looking for, click the one you want and it will take you to a business webpage. Another way to reach a business is by selecting the community you would like to explore on the top navigation where it says Communities. If you want to narrow down your search you can use the tab navigation and click on your prefered neighborhood. Once you find the business tab, a list will appear on your screen. You can find the business you are looking for by clicking on the name and it will take you to the business webpage.
Yes, you can find a business on your mobile device. You have two ways of looking for a business. You can search in the mobile site or you can scan an assigned QR code from a business’s promotional printed material to take you directly to the business's webpage (mobile page).
If you can't find what you're looking for, try these:
If you have tried all of the above, the businesses that you’re looking for may not be registered with us yet. If you would like for us to add a particular business, click here to send us your request
Aside from business or organization listings, you can find the best each community has to offer, resources, public assets, and events. For example, if you go on the navigation of the selected community you will find tabs like information, businesses, deals, partners, events and important numbers. All tabs have all about the community, each community is different. We offer a new way to experience your community. What will you find?
On the main navigation you will find two banners with About Us & Work with us. You can also find Detour information and any other information you might be looking for on the footer of the website.
The color orange represents our brand, that is why we use an orange as a symbol of our promotions and rewards that help our users to identify them on detourmaps.
‘Deals’ is a deals program provided by Detour Maps to give the community several deal options. Our deals are free and easy to use. Our variety of deals include:
With our signature 10 OFF you can save ten dollars on your purchase instantly at participating locations. To save 10, businesses have a minimum purchase requirement. Minimum purchases are easy to identify with our color-coded banners (yellow, red, and blue). Businesses with a yellow banner require a minimum purchase of 30 to save 10, red at least 40, and blue 50. Spot the banner and save! Our printed maps serve as a community resource, as well as guides to local deals. With these colors, you can identify the highlights of participating businesses to help you locate better deals. A physical and digital savings card is available during the time of the local campaign.
Select the business and the minimum purchase amount to access the 10 discount. Click on the orange button that says “claim your coupon” to access the discount. Click on the orange button that says “generate code”. Take a Screenshot and show the coupon at the store to redeem your deal. Do not forget that you must make a purchase with the minimum amount to validate the promotion. See the color code amount required. To access this offer you must make a minimum purchase of 30, 40, or 50. You choose the minimum amount. Remember your coupon is valid for 3 hours from the time you claimed. If you want to use this offer again, you must wait 3 days.
Detour Maps Smart Buys are local business coupons and deals that we put together on our platform to make it easier for you to save. Smart buys are deals from various restaurants, stores, and other places in your community. With Smart Buys, you can find items & services from 10-50% off, BOGO, 2x1 or even find something you want for free at your favorite local store. Every Smart Buys deal is unique so you are bound to find something you need or want. Smart Buys coupons are available in print (depending on community) and digital.
First, select the discount you like the most. Then, click on the orange button that says “claim your coupon” to access the discount. Click on the orange button that says “generate code”. Take a screenshot and show the code at the store to redeem your deal, now start enjoying! Remember your coupon is valid for 3 hours from the time you claimed it. If you want to use this offer again, you must wait 3 days.
Get rewarded for being a loyal customer. Visit participating businesses, make a certain amount of purchases, and get something for free! Free items determined by participating business. Anniversaries, monthly or seasonal days and special occasions are also considered.
Select the discount you like the most. Click on the orange button that says “claim your coupon” to access the discount. Click on the orange button that says “generate code”. Take a screenshot and show the coupon at the store to redeem your deal. Remember not to forget that you must make a purchase and ask about your gift. If you want to use this offer again you must wait 3 days. Remember, some establishments offer free raffles among their customers.
Get a free gift once you complete 5 visits from your favorite business. If you’re that kind of person who consumes daily products or services from that business nearby, you will find this awesome reward program for you. Organize your shopping list and purchase all the things you need at your favorite store!
Select one of the participating businesses. Click on the orange button that says “claim your gift”. Click on the orange button that says “generate code”. Take a screenshot and show the code at the store to redeem your gift, now start enjoying! To participate, you must register your purchase by clicking on the “register your visit”. When you complete 05 visits your claim your gift button will activate and it will be ready to start the redeeming process. Remember, each purchase will be a visit. If you want to use this offer again, you must wait 3 days.
You can use it in all participating locations in our Detour Maps Communities. To find a business that is participating with Detour Maps near you, click here.
Yes. You cannot print or download a coupon, nor redeem any business’ offer, unless you are a Detour Maps member. Membership to detourmaps.com is absolutely FREE. However, as a condition of membership you must agree to a Member Terms of Service.
You are allowed to browse detourmaps.com as a guest and a membership is not required. However, a membership is required to use certain parts of detourmaps.com so becoming a member is strongly encouraged.
Deals can be found on our website under the neighborhoods, deals, or business page or in participating businesses landing page. Once you click the deal you want to use, you need to log in to detourmaps.com or create an account with us to redeem it. How do I redeem Deals? 10 OFF, Smart Buys, Freebies, or 05 Visits: Once you sign in click the deal you want, select redeem and print or download the deal code and you are done! Present your deal code to the business within 3 hours of downloading or printing and instantly save. Mobile version is available.
When you create an account with Detour Maps you also create a profile known as the User Dashboard. In the dashboard you can keep track of the coupons you have already used and you will be notified when the deal re-activates and when you will be able to use it to redeem again. Through the dashboard you can also keep track of the number of referrals you sent out and how many of those people actually visit the business as well as the number of visits you made at a participating business.
Yes, you can. Our website is mobile and you have access to your dashboard through your mobile device. Just log in like you normally do, then tap to select the deal you’d like to redeem. Show the screen to the cashier and enjoy your deals. Deals only have 3 hours to redeem, so keep in mind to press or select redeem when you’re ready to head out or visit your prefered business.
Expiration dates vary by the type of deal and also the business’ discretion. Some deals run all year while others only last one to six months. Please read each business’s deal for specific details or ask the business for more details. When you download or print a ‘10 OFF’ or ‘Smart buys’ coupon, they last for 3 hours. You must use it the day of the download or print. After the 3 hours are up you must wait 7 days after downloading to re-use a coupon promotion.
We take our customer’s privacy very seriously and your contact information will never be sold to a third party, a fourth party, or pirates. We will send weekly newsletters to the email you provide us about community events and special deals. With the information you provide us during registration, you help us find the best deals for you.
Yes, you can! We give the option to share a deal through our website from the business’ Detour webpage. You can share through your social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ or you can email the link directly to your friends and family.
If you would like to see more features, information, and coupons of a business, you need to have an account with detourmaps.com. When you try to click on a feature such as video or review, a pop up window will give you the option to create an account with us or the option to sign in to your existing account as Facebook or Gmail.
Aside from business information, you can find facts and events from each community on the navigation tabs. For example, if you go on the navigation of the selected community you will find tabs like Discover, Deals, and Events. In the Discover tab there is a slide show containing information of the community such as population, schools, useful numbers etc. Each community is different. There is another tab called Deals where you can find which businesses are participating in the 10 savings card promotion. On that tab you can click the business and it will direct you to that business bubble information. And lastly each community has an Event tab. The event tab will let you know of upcoming events. These are also clickable and once clicked it will pinpoint the location of the event along with the event information. Events can also be found on a business bubble by clicking Show Events (events vary for each business and not all businesses have events)
On the navigation in the upper right hand corner you will see a circle. Click on the circle and a drop down menu will appear. On that navigation you can find About Us, Deals, Register your business, Careers, and Contact us
Our maps printed and online, serve as a navigation guide throughout the community. We strive in making Detour the best neighborhood resource guide so residents can take it wherever they go and can rely on Detour Maps to find your business with ease. This encourages residents to shop locally versus shopping at a corporate or chain store. This will help your business and the community you are in.
If you are a business owner and would like to register your business in our Free Listing online, you can go on our homepage on the very bottom on the footer you will see Free Business Listing. Click on the link and fill out the form with your business information. A Detour Representative will get back to you. You can also call 708.484.1119 and a representative will help you.
When you register your business under free listing online, your business will be added to detourmaps.com directory. You will be given an online webpage that will include business name, address, phone number, directions to help residents get to your business, and a basic mobile page. Free Listing does not include the features such as slide show images, videos, Deals and events.
Free listing is absolutely FREE. You will not be charged on a future date and we will not ask you to share or provide any credit card or any other payment information unless you will be updating to the Premium Webpage package or any other service.
A premium webpage is an upgraded free listing webpage in detourmaps.com. This Premium webpage includes all a free listing webpage does and activates:
By being part of the Premium Webpage, you will also have:
An opportunity to be in our weekly newsletters and e-blasts a place on the Printed map If you would like to find out more information and want to participate in the online directory fill out our form or please call 708.484.1119 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org a Detour representative will be glad to help you.
No, your information is confidential and will only be used by Entire Marketing Group LLC (EMG) and partner division Detour Maps for the review and approval of your advertising information. We will not share without your consent.
You have the option to select a specific neighborhood to promote your business's webpage. You can choose to activate tabs on your web page such as deals, events, video, menu and specials. Also available is our e-blast, blog and social media services that help target a broader audience.
Yes, we provide a tool that gives your customers an alternative way of getting to your webpage. We have created All Access QR+, this option gives you a personalized QR code for your business and shows all your info on a mobile page for your customers to view on their mobile device.
Through our All Access codes, we help with print collateral for your business to place these codes and this helps promote your business and helps keep you on their mobile device.
Our system allows you to access a dashboard to review all your promotions, what is being used and keep track of users.
Yes, if your business is focused on online advertising and you would like to reach a specific community, you will be able to approach our online database. We have been collecting data information since 2008.
Yes, if your business is not ready to go digital, we can include your ad on our print publication. You will still be registered as a FREE listing on our website as courtesy for being on our map. Once you are ready to take the next step, we can activate tabs as needed.
Aside from our online directory, Detour Maps help businesses by creating different marketing strategies to attract customers to their business. We create printed community maps with an ad display that also help residents find the business and navigate through the community. When we create our community map campaign businesses that participate receive:
Detour Maps is committed to help neighborhoods and organizations of all Industries, sizes and locations by personalizing the organization’s branding so their residents can recognize them. When you partner with us, we help by using a simple and easy advertising platform whether it is print advertisement or adding your community to our online directory (examples SSA3 “Greater Southwest Development Corporation”). We help the businesses of the local organization to have the opportunity to advertise collectively and share the cost. We will work with you so you do not have to worry about “ARTvertising” (branding your neighborhood with promotions) in your community.
Entire Marketing Group LLC is a full‐service strategic marketing and advertising firm that leverages its cultural expertise in the multicultural markets to develop powerfully engaging messages (Shop Local Campaign) that maximize results throughout communities such as Berwyn, Cicero, and other parts of Chicago. We understand the complexity of marketing and promoting a community and its businesses and have the means and expertise to address it while responding to the needs of its residents. We invite you to ARTvertise yourself and your community!
The world is changing, and so is the way people communicate. Small businesses as well as communities need an advertising/marketing agency with the skills that know how to succeed, to connect and to engage the new market while supporting their current efforts in the community. We are a strategic company that can supplement your marketing and advertising team with our multicultural marketing expertise.