A DISCOUNT scheme launched in Brackley this week will help charities raise money, increase footfall at businesses in the town and could save consumers up to £300.
Trevor Hunt, owner of the Brackley Peel2Save franchise said the scheme is a win win situation for all concerned, including 28 Brackley business which have already signed up.
Peel2Save is a credit card size book of coupons with 64 discounts inside which are sold by charities for £10. The charity keeps half and the Peel2Save uses the other half to promote the scheme and running costs.
Mr Hunt said: “It’s a win win situation, businesses get some free advertising which will hopefully increase footfall and business for them.
“For charities it’s a free way of making money with no up front costs, cards are on a sale or return basis and local people benefit because they get up to £300 of discounts for a tenner.”
After success in America the first UK franchise was launched in Solihul in May and there are now 400 across the country.
Nigel Wiles, landlord of the Red Lion is offering a free desert with Sunday lunch and a second main course for half price. He added: “What attracted me to the scheme is that everything about the scheme has a local nature, it promotes local business and the charities are local.”
Sandra Newell of Newell’s Patiserrie is offering a buy one hot drink get another free. She said: “Trevor is a local guy and really enthusiastic about local causes.”
It is hoped the scheme will be eventually launched in Towcester and Buckingham. For more details at www.peel2save.co.uk.