Have you heard of the Wedge Card scheme?
This is a great scheme operating in London, bringing together local shops and offering discounts to people who use them…
‘The Wedge Card is a new way to get discounts and special offers from hundreds of local shops and independent businesses. Our aim is to re-vitalise local communities by offering an affinity scheme to customers using local shops and services. It also supports local charities, with 25%-50% of the price of each card bought going directly to projects in your area. Initially launching in Central London, we aim to spread across the city in the months to come.’
Many shops in the Kings Cross, Angel and Bloomsbury area are members of the scheme so you can get great discounts if you shop there rather than the big, homogenous chain stores. The price is quite a reasonable £20.
Check out the very comprehensive website for all the details – and maybe even nominate your favourite local shop to join the scheme if they aren’t already.