Monday, 21 December 2009

Special effects from Caterham's Shop Smart Loyalty Scheme

Seasons Greetings

For the Chrismas & New Year period there are many seasonal offers in Caterham.

Latest shop to join is Papa John's, taking us to 47 shops.

Wanted Caterham Pounds
( Ends 31/12/2009)

We issued over 40,000 vouchers worth £1 each over the last month, via The Caterham Independent, the County Border News, The Caterham Advertiser and the Caterham Mirror - thanks to them all. The vouchers are valid through to Dec 31st, so do make sure you use them!

Shops & Offers
Papa John's joins in time for Christmas season, with an offer of 30% off std prices, for orders collected from Croydon Rd, valued at £15 and over.

Other recent additions have included; new toyshop “Treasure Chest”, together with 2nd shop “Tots n’ Weenies”, plus Berrington’s Jewellers, all in the Valley. Essentials Beauty Shop in the Raglan Precinct on the Hill have also joined, together with Amazing Glazing, a new pottery and craft shop in Westway. This takes numbers to 27 in the Valley and 20 on the Hill. All shops offer members individual loyalty incentives and the scheme continues to expand.

Membership rising
Over 1,600 people are now members. One third are from outside Caterham and the balance evenly split between Hill & Valley.

November & December Promotion – our own Caterham Loyalty £'s.(Now ended)
It's a £1 money off voucher, a 5hr car park ticket, a free coffee, or valid for £2 in the Southern Coop. Get one if you can! We plan some in various local papers during November and in December. Do please check for conditions applying in individual shops

£1 Loyalty Vouchers are valid in most Shop Smart outlets for purchases of £10 and over, for members. Some conditions apply and may be instead of the regular Shop Smart offers. See in shops for detail & vouchers are generally valid to 31/12/2009. A full list is on this web site. For Waitrose, the voucher may be used by members when spending £20 in store, to obtain free parking of up to 5 hrs. In Southern Cooperative the voucher will be doubled to £2 during November for £10 spend, on qualifying items. In Tandridge Leisure its valid for a free cup of coffee, if you spend £3.50 in the cafe showing your Shop Smart card. Each time you use a loyalty Pound voucher in one shop, you are entitled to get another one, valid in any of the other shops - so you can keep getting a "Pound" benefit, while the scheme runs during November and December.

Joining at a shop or on-line.
Is easy. Free membership cards can be obtained on the spot from JJ Browne, Touch
é, Peter Groom and La Fiaba in the Valley, plus Vivace Pianos, Swift Windows, Village Health and Caterham Pine on the Hill. Cards are also available via post ( J J Browne, 10 Godstone Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 6RA) and the Internet. You can pick up an application form in most participating shops. 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. (Age 17 and over)

Click the card image to the right to apply on-line and have your card mailed to you.

Do visit Caterham during December when other attractions are available. Snowing Saturday's were held on 5th & 12th December and we had to cancel plans for the 19th due to "SNOW". Our web site has contact details, latest information - including monthly offers from Westway Butchers and all shops at:

New Year
Bargains will be around in Caterham, with sales and special offers. See the main Shop Smart page for details.

Coming Soon
An extension to Shop Smart to cover other businesses that are in or around Caterham, continuing the loyalty scheme concept. They include a Chocolate Maker, Landscape Designer, Life Insurance broker, Graphics designer, Video content provider, Accountant, Architect, Web site designer, a Wine supplier and a couple of others who are in contact at present. They will be the founder members and the site will open for applications from others, to provide a Caterham based set of businesses that reward shopping or trading locally.

To all the participating shops

Background information

Shop Smart, shop local was launched in Caterham on August 6th, to reward shoppers and business loyalty. Its proving very popular among residents, shops and local businesses. Membership cards, a web site and town promotions are part of a scheme launched by the Caterham Business Partnership and ABC ( A Better Caterham). Leaflets are available widely in participating shops & both libraries. The campaign is also being well supported by the Caterham Mirror, Advertiser, County Border News, Tandridge Chronicle and other local media, including BBC's Southern Counties Radio recently.

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 31 shops in the scheme and now there are 47. The panel below lists each one. Other recent entrants are: MHP studios in Westway, who donated a prize of a £150 gift certificate to the initial Loyalty trail competition, Barrett's Gun and Sporting goods shop in High St and Queen Elizabeth's foundation in Croydon Rd, who are offering everyone jute QEF bags worth £1.99 for a purchase of £10.

Details of all the latest shops and their offers, together with a local shopping map and other material are in the scheme materials. Several others are in discussions, so watch this space!

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 above. Check the individual shop's pages for details of what they offer. Please note that all information is subject to change, while we add extra shops and of course some offers are for seasonal items. There are now 27 participating shops and town centre businesses in the Valley and 20 on the Hill. Other parts of the town and nearby are welcome too. The scheme is being expanded to include other Caterham businesses. Offers proposed range from straight forward discounts of up to 30%, to free items, promotions, vouchers for monthly draws and special terms.

Membership for Shoppers, Residents and Businesses.
Everyone can apply for a free 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.

The list of current outlets is below: ( Dec 21st) 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 Jewellery Valley Church Walk*
Tots N Weenies 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
Berringtons Jewellers Valley Croydon Rd
Colourschemer Interiors Valley Croydon Rd
La Fiaba Italian Restaurant Valley Croydon Rd
Queen Elizabeth's Foundation Valley Croydon Rd
Papa John's Pizza
Valley Croydon Rd
Rawlings Opticians Valley Croydon Rd
Recruitment Solutions Valley Croydon Rd
Southern Cooperative Valley Croydon Rd
Treasure Chest Valley Croydon Rd
Visions Valley Croydon Rd
Caterham on the Hill
Dove's Decorating SuppliesChaldon Rd
It's a Pet's LifeChaldon Rd
Milan DesignsChaldon Rd
Essentials Health & Beauty Salon Raglan Precinct
1001 RugsHigh St
Barrett's Guns and Sporting Goods High 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*
Amazing Glazing Pottery & CraftsWestway
MHP Studios Westway
Westway Butchers Westway
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 . 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.