To give Airdrie businesses, residents and non-profits a leg up during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Airdrie City View is launching a new coupon book to help stimulate and encourage local shopping.
The books, which will be available as of May 14, will each include coupons from 120 licensed Airdrie businesses. The total value of the coupons amounts to more than $4,000 in savings, and the deals are valid until March 2022.
Cameron Christianson, the publisher of the Airdrie City View, said the books will not only benefit the customers who purchase them, but also the businesses offering the discounts, as well as four non-profit groups that will receive a portion of the proceeds of each sale.
“This really is a win-win-win for all those involved,” Christianson said.
“The motivation was to help local businesses and help give Airdrie shoppers discounts on their shopping. Hopefully, it will help local Airdrie businesses and also those non-profits who are selling the book.”
The four non-profits partnering with the Airdrie City View on the initiative are North Rocky View Community Links, the Airdrie Boys and Girls Club, the 3rd Airdrie Guides Travel Unit and Volunteer Airdrie Society.
The book includes coupons for 120 of Airdrie’s registered, licensed businesses from a range of different industries and sectors.
“The deals include everything from car dealerships offering $500 off a car purchase to local restaurants, retail stores, hair salons – all kinds of different businesses,” Christianson said.
The Airdrie City View is printing 3,000 of the books at a value of $30 each. The books can be purchased from either the newspaper’s office at 403-2903 Kingsview Boulevard SE or from any of the four non-profits associated with the initiative. Contact information on the non-profit partners is listed below.
“People should buy the books to help the local business community and support them through these tough times we’ve had with COVID,” Christianson said. “It gives people a reason to go out and support local business, as well as support local non-profits.”
The Airdrie Boys and Girls Club is located at the Ron Ebbesen Arena and can be contacted at 403-948-3331 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Links can be emailed at email@example.com and the charity is located at 125 Main Street South in Airdrie.
To purchase the books from the 3rd Airdrie Guides Travel Unit, email firstname.lastname@example.org
To purchase the books from Volunteer Airdrie Society’s website, visit volunteerairdrie.ca/shop