Guusto app lets you buy your friends a drink from afar

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      Thinking of friends and family across Canada? You can buy them a drink or a meal at a restaurant or bar close to them through a new Vancouver-developed Android and iPhone app called Guusto.

      Choose a venue in one of 250 cities and towns (or leave it up to the recipient), a dollar amount, and a recipient from your phone’s contacts list. The app sends them an email or text message with a bar code for redeeming the gift, as well as a personal message from you.

      There are no transaction fees or expiry dates; see this video for a quick demo.