We're up and off into 2018, and after all of the Christmas shopping, over indulging in food and drinking one too many bottles of prosecco, it seem's our bank balances are looking a little unhealthy...
This is where having an Independent Derry card in your purse or wallet can help (cha-ching).
You can make some great savings in 2018 in over 50 amazing independent businesses around our city just by owning a card. If there was ever a time we needed to save a few pound and continue to support our local businesses, that time would probably be now.
We've chosen 5 places to use your card that will help get your 2018 off to a good start.
1) RAW MUSCLE GYM
If you're joining the 'new year new me' craze and hope to get your diet and fitness on track, but aren't quite sure which gym to join, your Independent Derry Card has got you covered. You can receive 10% off monthly memberships and 25% off annual memberships at Raw Muscle Gym with your card.
2) WHITEHOUSE PHARMACY
For those day to day necessities, beauty and skin products, or maybe you've got a touch of the dreaded flu that's going around (uh-oh), you can receive 10% off all products everyday at Whitehouse Pharmacy with your Independent Derry card.
3) DOUGLAS & COBANE OPTICIANS
New specs for the new year anyone? Keep your eyesight in check this year at Douglas & Cobane Opticians. A lot of us spend our days straining our eyes at work, staring at tablets, phones, laptops and whatever other devices people keep in their bag these days... so it's important to look after our eyesight. At Douglas & Cobane cardholders can receive half price sight tests and 20% off complete pairs of glasses.
Is 2018 the year you take your idea or passion and start your own business venture? Ventuuris are here to help with just that. These guys offer expert advice and practical and innovative solutions for both new and established businesses. Your first consultation is FREE and there's a generous 50% off your second consultation with your card.
For many, business may be quieter during the month of Januaury. Use this time to get your marketing materials sorted for the months ahead. Wallgraphics offer other business owners 15% off print and design work and 10% off to anyone else with an Independent Derry card.
If you want join us and show your support for local businesses, the Independent Derry Cards are now on sale ONLINE - get 2 cards for just £24.00, or the usual 1 for £15.00. Valid for 1 whole year. Check out where your card can be used here. Cards can also be purchased at The Pickled Duck Cafe, Guildhall Taphouse, RoCo Hair, St Jude Eatery or Yellowmoon Clothing.