The benefits of shopping locally are irrefutable: it keeps our money in the local economy, which helps independent businesses stay afloat. It lessens our impact on the earth’s environment by reducing the distance between the origin and destination of products, and it maintains the distinctive flavor Cambridge has to offer its citizens.
Plus, local entrepreneurs often know more about their trade than major conglomerates, and they’re more likely to offer their know-how to the community. To a local business owner, a customer isn’t just another face in the crowd, but a neighbor – somebody they might run into walking their dog around Fresh Pond or taking their kid to guitar lessons.
At Cambridge Local First, we’re deeply passionate about conserving Cambridge’s unique and vibrant personality. This spring, CLF is excited to be offering an unmatched program to benefit local businesses and shoppers alike.
And when you purchase a CLF Card you are also purchasing a CLF Membership!
For $20, your CLF Community membership offers shoppers and local businesses a great new way to support their community with one smart and simple loyalty card. The CLF Community Card dramatically shifts consumer buying habits in favor of local businesses. Community members are able to get instant rewards for frequenting their favorite local shops.
With the card you’ll get:
- Awesome deals designed by local businesses just for the CLF card (and an excuse to hit up your favorite local store, restaurant or hangout!)
- The chance to support the local economy and same money in Cambridge
- An opportunity to find out about local businesses you never knew were there
- A simple way to help the environment by replacing hundreds of paper coupons with one card.
- Member invites to CLF networking events and seminars
How it works:
- Purchase a card and replace a whole collection of flimsy paper rewards cards with one neighborly loyalty card to use at tons of places in Cambridge
- Register your membership card to be up to date on offers and events
- Simply present the CLF Community Card to participating businesses and receive a special promotion, discount or offer.
- Participating businesses and offers will change from time to time, so please visit often for updates!