Sunday, 23 August 2009

Stop Press: Shop Smart loyalty scheme launched August 6th in Caterham. Adds 550 members and reaches 37 shops in 2 weeks.

Caterham's Shop, Trade, Eat, Drink, Relax, Play & Ride Home local initiative, has successful launch. New shops join, membership rising quickly and loyalty trail competition launched.

A new local initiative was launched in Caterham on August 6th, to reward shoppers and business loyalty. Over 550 people have already applied to be members.

Leaflets, cards, a web site and a launch competition are part of a scheme launched by the Caterham Business Partnership and ABC ( A Better Caterham). Leaflets were distributed with the Caterham Independent newspaper's publication and are also in participating shops & both libraries. Commuters at Caterham Station between 7.00am and 8.15am, were also offered leaflets on the 2nd day and the Station Booking Hall has application forms too.

The scheme is backed by the local businesses taking part and supported by grants from Surrey CC, Tandridge DC, Caterham Valley and Caterham on the Hill Parish Councils.

At launch there were 32 in the scheme and now, two weeks later, there are 37. The panel below lists each one. Most recent entrants are: Westway Butchers, in Westway, Its a Pet's Life in Chaldon Rd, Cheveux by Toni in High St, Olivish Mediterranean Restaurant also in High St, Floral Gallery in Station Av and La Fiaba Italian Restaurant in Croydon Rd. Several others are in discussions, so watch this space!

Details of all the latest shops and their offers, together with a local shopping map and other material are in the launch materials, plus an information sheet which covers the latest entrants and offers by all shops. This sheet is also a competition entry form, for the Loyalty Trail.(see below for competition details)

The new Caterham web site with this information, including the shops, offers and their locations around the town has been created and can be reached from the banner below

Please note that all information is subject to change, while we add extra shops and of course some offers are for seasonal items.

These News/Blog pages and the Virtual Shops site will merge onto shortly.

The scheme covers both Caterham Valley and Caterham on the Hill, with 21 outlets in the Valley and now 16 on the Hill. Other parts of Caterham are welcome too.

Offers proposed range from straight forward discounts of up to 20%, to free items, promotions, vouchers for monthly draws and special terms.

Membership for Shoppers, Residents and Businesses...Now On-line registration too.

Everyone can apply for a free membership card; the Caterham Smart Card via the web site by clicking the card to the right , or by completing an application form in leaflets distributed at launch, or in shops displaying a Shop Smart Apply Here poster. (Age 17 and over) The cards come in a convenient "Big & Small" snap off pair, so one can go on a key ring and another in a wallet, or families can decide who has which.

A competition is being launched at the same time, with entry forms at all participating outlets. By visiting all locations and completing the form, entries will go into a prize draw for a drive around Caterham in a Caterham 7 Superlight R 500 as featured in Top Gear's show! or £100 in lieu of the test drive for the winner, or to the second out of the hat. The competition will run to the third week of September, so you will have time to visit all the locations and discover shops and services locally you did not know were there. The latest form is available to download in the panel to the far right and shops also have copies. Later forms will have the latest shops added too. To enter the competition, complete whichever version of the form you have and hand in to any "Apply Here" point. There will be a prize for the highest number of shops visited too.

The list of current outlets is below: ( August 23rd)

Caterham Valley
Bow Butterfly Valley Godstone Rd
Caterham Linens Valley Godstone Rd
J. J. Browne & Son, Jewellers
Valley Godstone Rd*
William Hill Furniture & Furnishings Valley Godstone Rd
Martin & Co. Property Rentals
Valley Godstone Rd
Craft Stationers Valley Godstone Rd
Dollman & Pritchard, Solicitors.
Valley The Square
Peter Groom Jewellrey Valley Church Walk*
Wimpy Valley Church Walk
Catax. Taxis & Minibus
Valley Station Av
Floral Gallery Florists
Valley Station Av
D&A. Opticians
Valley Station Av
Touche Hairdressers
Valley Station Av*
Waitrose Valley Station Av
Amber Room. Hair Salon
Valley Croydon Rd
Colourschemer Interiors
Valley Croydon Rd
La Fiaba Italian Restaurant
Valley Croydon Rd
Rawlings Opticians
Valley Croydon Rd
Recruitment Solutions
Valley Croydon Rd
Southern Cooperative Valley Croydon Rd
Visions Valley Croydon Rd

Caterham on the Hill

Dove's Decorating SuppliesChaldon Rd
Milan DesignsChaldon Rd
It's a Pet's Life
Chaldon Rd
1001 RugsHigh St
Cheveux by Toni
High St
Olivish Mediterranean Restaurant
High St
MotoMaxHigh St
Roger Lugg AccountantsHigh St
Swift WindowsHigh St*
The Cedars Osteopathic & Natural Health PracticeHigh St
Village Health FoodsHigh St*
Vivace PianosHigh St*
Yarn HouseHigh St
Caterham PineTown End*
Westway Butchers
Tandridge Leisure. deStafford Sports Centre
Burntwood Lane

Apply Here points are marked with

Others are welcome to join and we will keep this list updated and add details of offers at launch, plus on the competition trail sheets. The slide show to the right shows the shops in the scheme. If you click on the pictures you can get a Google link to locations and contact information too.