A pioneering new loyalty scheme is about to launch in Hoole to boost trade in the area.
The new Love Hoole Loyalty Card will go live on Saturday, November 5.
Twenty Hoole businesses have already signed up to the scheme, including cafés, restaurants and bars, in addition to shops and other local service providers such as hairdressers.
The loyalty card can be collected from any participating business and registered on the in-store tablet or on the Love Hoole website. It can then be used at any venue in the trading group.
Once signed up, card users can easily check their point balances via the Love Hoole website or in store.
Customers can even donate their points to their favourite local charity or not-for-profit organisation.
The scheme has been developed by leading loyalty reward specialist Loyalty Pro, which is based in Deeside.
Technical director of Loyalty Pro Rob Meakin said: “This pioneering scheme will benefit the whole Hoole community, with instant monetary reward vouchers for customers when they make a qualifying purchase from any of our participating stores.
“The Love Hoole group will be able to relay offers, community information and event details to the cardholders via email, text, and at the counter on the tablet display.
“The beauty of the scheme is that customers only need one loyalty card for lots of different shops, which is much more convenient. Our research has shown that people like the added bonus of using their loyalty points to help a local charity.
“This is the most innovative scheme in UK, so Hoole is leading the way.”
Love Hoole spokesman Kingdom Thenga, founder of The Suburbs and At The Hollows, said: “We’re looking forward to the launch of the loyalty card scheme and are keen to hear from more local businesses who would like to get involved.
“Hoole is a really special community and people travel for miles to shop here. Our vision is that anyone shopping in Hoole, whether that is in a coffee shop or fashion boutique, will feel that they are rewarded and being encouraged to come back.
“We want our loyalty card to bring the Hoole community closer together. Too many centres become stagnant and we welcome this opportunity to revitalise Hoole thank our loyal customers and provide an incentive for new people to visit the area.”
A full list of participating businesses and their offers will be available online at www.lovehoole.com