Localize It! and Shop Small Business Everyday

This month’s business profile: Localize It!

When you shop locally you put an average of 45% of your money right back into your community as opposed to the average of 13% when you buy from big chains. Thriving local stores means a more stable and prosperous economy. This is what Localize It is all about… keeping Alameda, the Bay Area, and their people prosperous.

How to Localize It

Localize It CardThe idea is simple: Both consumers and businesses can benefit from local shopping. Consumers are rewarded for shopping locally with discounts and special offers when using their Localize It membership card at participating businesses. Businesses benefit from the added publicity and a growing customer base. Everyone is important.

Becoming a Localize It card holder lets you positively impact your friends, family, neighbors, and yourself. The process is easy to do… just go to the Localize It website: www.localizeitcard.com. There you can find helpful information, browse through a database of businesses and their offers, and become a member of Localize It!

Membership in Localize It is only $10 a year. For anyone that already shops locally this can mean that your first purchase of a special deal could save you more money than your Localize It Membership card costs.

Keep reading to view a list of participating businesses in the Park Street Business District, and their latest discount offers…

The Community

We believe in community. A key goal of Localize It is to put on events to promote culture and wellness. There are ‘Wine and Dine’ events so that everyone can get to know the restaurants and wineries that they are buying from and there are ‘Meet the Localize It Members’ events where everyone can get to know everyone else in a casual setting. Localize It cardholders receive the added privilege of free or discounted admission to the events.

In addition to hosting events, Localize It sponsors and participates in other community orientated activities such as ‘Alameda Recreation & Parks Department School Readiness Playgroups’ and ‘Donald Lum Elemental School Family Fun Night.’ Plus, a portion of every card sale is given to good causes via donations to local nonprofits.

Participating Businesses

Here’s the latest list of discounts available in the Park Street Business District (as of 5/22/13). Click on the business names for details about their Localize It card specials:

Alameda Business Machines & Computer Center – receive a 10% discount on all “In Shop” labor charges.

Alameda Collision Repair – FREE wheel alignment with repair of $250 or more.

Alameda Orthopedic Footcare Center – receive a 10% off any shoe repair or shoes in stock.

Bead Inspirations – receive 10% off glass or gemstone beads.

Beanery of Alameda – receive 10% off any sandwich or 10% off second pound of coffee.

Bowzer’s Pizza – Any 3 topping medium NY pizza & 2 sodas for $14.99 (a 25% savings).

Cafe Fudgelato – receive a free 20 oz. fountain soda with purchase of sandwich or entrée salad.

Cal Tile Company – receive 10% off any purchase.

Dan’s Produce – receive 10% off your Farm Direct Local Box; 10-50% off select items.

Decor Tech Furniture – receive 10% off any purchase over $200.

Genghis Khan Kitchen – receive a free soft drink with purchase of $10 or more.

German Auto Service – receive a free estimate and diagnostics.

HAPPY FEET Children’s Shoes – receive 10% off any purchase, excluding Uggs.

JP Seafood Co. – receive 10% off your purchase.

Lee Auto Supply – receive 5% off any brake order over $100.

Looney’s Southern Bar-B-Que – receive 25% OFF your second entree of equal or lesser value.

McGee’s Bar & Grill – receive a free soda with purchase of any hamburger or sandwich.

Monkey Bars – receive $5 off any purchase of $50 or more; $10 off purchases of $100 or more.

New York Pizza – receive two free large sodas with with purchase of $15 or more.

Ole’s Waffle Shop – receive 5% off on purchases of $10 or more, Mon-Thur 2-5pm only.

Ozone – receive 5% off any purchase of $50 or more; $10 off purchases of $100 or more.

Perfect Vision One – receive 10% off any lens or frames, excluding Chanel products or repair services.

Quick Communications – receive free $50 of accessories with purchase of any phone.

R&B Cellars – enjoy a free flight of three R&B Cellars wines at the Alameda Vintners Club Tasting Room

Rhythmix Cultural Works – receive 10% off any admission, excluding Bingo.

Scott’s Shoes -receive 10% off your purchase.

Supbar Miniature Golf – enjoy a second round free.

The Original Red Onion – receive 20% off your order (excluding alcohol).

Troy – receive 10% off any “To Go” or phone order.

Wellguard Insurance Solutions – receive a free consultation.

The list of participating businesses in the Park Street Business District is constantly growing. Check the Localize It website for the latest offers: www.localizeitcard.com.

Make a Difference Today! When you become a Localize It! member and shop small business everyday, you are making a difference in your community.

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The Park Street Business District offers great food & drink establishments, charming shops, professional services, and fun things to do! To learn about what’s happening in the Park Street Business District, visit our website: www.ShopParkStreet.com/news. You can also find the “Park Street Business Association” on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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