Loy­alty to pay off for shop­pers and traders

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

A NEW loy­alty scheme with a ‘shop lo­cal’ ethos is com­ing to Ash­ford this win­ter.

The or­gan­is­ers say it will of­fer big sav­ings and dis­counts to the shop­pers in the town and in Ten­ter­den.

Mem­ber­ship is free and it aims to en­cour­age lo­cal peo­ple to use lo­cal busi­nesses.

The scheme is backed by the In­victa Cham­ber of Com­merce and also sup­ports Kent Air Am­bu­lance.

The Mag­pie Lo­cal loy­alty card will be launched in Ash­ford town cen­tre on De­cem­ber 12 and in Ten­ter­den on the De­cem­ber 18.

Mem­bers will be able to find all the sav­ings and dis­counts for lo­cal busi­nesses on the or­gan­is­ers’ web­site (www.mag­pie­lo­cal.com) as well as a busi­ness di­rec­tory.

Sharon Bell, the project’s re­gional busi­ness de­vel­op­ment man­ager, said: “The Mag­pie Lo­cal loy­alty scheme is a great idea and of­fers lo­cal peo­ple a chance to save money while sup­port­ing lo­cal busi­nesses.

“This is a win-win sit­u­a­tion and I am de­lighted to be in­volved in the project. Re­sponse to the scheme from lo­cal busi­nesses and the In­victa Cham­ber of Com­merce has been over­whelm­ing al­ready.

“Every­one we speak to loves the con­cept and I am re­ally looking for­ward to get­ting a pos­i­tive re­sponse at the launch.”

Sign up for your Mag­pie lo­cal card on www.mag­pie­lo­cal.com

For busi­ness mem­ber­ship please tele­phone 0845 074 3600.

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