So far I have saved £32.36 by spending in 7 shops across 2 towns in just 6 different days. Indeed, the Town City Card, as it is generically known, is town-to-town transferable. Currently used in Battle, Eastbourne, Hastings, Hailsham, Bexhill, St Leonards, Rye, Uckfield, Kent & Sussex.
Hailsham is the proud owner of its very own discount card. The brainchild of Chris Beveridge from TownCityCards, the idea is such a fabulous concept it was even backed by Mary Portas, Queen of Shops.
Hailsham is a lovely little town. It has kept its market town status since the beginning of time and there are some really lovely facts about Hailsham which set it apart from other towns. The only thing that other Town City Cards have over the Hailsham Card is that is doesn’t share a coastal location, but I think Hailsham’s history and charm make up for that in a big way.
One thing I found surprising (and, might I add, really worthwhile joining Hailsham Card for), is that one of my favourite services is actually on the Hailsham Card I wasn’t aware of before joining, so not only do I enjoy visitIng my local beautician for my monthly massages and facials, but now I get 10% off – all for getting the card. Otium Body Piercing which is a really popular body piercing shop in the town have just come on board with a 10% discount. Check out the app or the website for more of your favourite shops, suppliers and services.
How do I join? Download the TownCityCards App (available on both Apple and Android) and find your favourite businesses. The best way to find a Hailsham Card is to contact your favourite business and ask if they have any Hailsham Cards (they will cost £10 each for one year) and I have already saved over £30 in a six shopping days without even trying – there’s nothing to lose by not getting one. More and more businesses are signing up to the Hailsham Card which means more savings for you from your favourite shops and suppliers and more community-minded shopping. My drive is the Shop Local aspect and think it’s really important to support our local tradespeople, service providers, shops and businesses.
An advantage is that the Hailsham Card (Town City Card) is its versatility. During a recent visit to a neighbouring town’s pub and talking to colleagues about the card, I have successfully persuaded three more people to purchase a discount card after having made a saving every time I bought a round of drinks.
I do believe more publicity is required in order to make the Town City Card more widely known – the more people know about it, the more local businesses will sign up, the more savings will be made, the happier people will be supporting their favourites. I really cannot rate this card highly enough.
Hailsham Shop Local are proud supporters and are passionately driving the Hailsham Card and Town City Card ethos to make it more widely known which will support the network of local businesses.