Rockville Non-Profits Reap Rewards for 5th Year in a Row

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Rockville Rewards program has collectively raised over $100,000, benefiting businesses, consumers and non-profits.

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Businesses get increased visibility with no upfront costs, non-profits get financial support

The Rockville Rewards program supports both businesses and non-profits by creating a discount card valid for deals at area businesses. The program yields new & repeat customers for Rockville’s business community and helps non-profits raise funds. Over the last 4 years, the program has enabled local non-profits to collectively raise just over $100,000. When the Rockville Rewards program kicks off its 5th year on September 10, 2014, non-profits will be selling the cards throughout the community at partner businesses.

The Rockville Rewards program is funded by the City of Rockville and is supported and managed through the Rockville Chamber of Commerce. From 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on September 10th, area non-profits will be stationed at various Rockville Rewards Partner businesses selling Rockville Rewards cards for $15 each – a savings of 40% off the normal price of $25. This day is the only day when the card is discounted – prices return to normal September 11. In addition, many partner businesses are offering additional specials on September 10, above and beyond their normal discount, to customers who purchase a card that day. After the kickoff day, cards can be purchased directly from one of the partner non-profits or directly from the Rockville Rewards website (http://www.rockvillerewards.com).

Rockville Reward Cardholders get discounts at more than 100 Rockville businesses. Cardholders pay less for meals at partner restaurants and get other great services at reduced rates. Businesses enjoy the support of the community and attract more frequent and local buyers as customers. Discounts are valid until August 31, 2015. One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to the non-profit from which the card is purchased.

The program was initiated with several goals, including:

  •     Generating support for local businesses
  •     Raising funds for non-profits, and
  •     Creating partnerships between the non-profit and business community.

Local businesses enjoy the no-cost marketing opportunity and may join the program at any time. A current list of Rockville Rewards partner businesses and non-profits is maintained online at http://www.rockvillerewards.com.

According to Andrea Jolly, President of the Rockville Chamber of Commerce, “Businesses get increased visibility with no upfront costs, non-profits get financial support and consumers get great deals. It really is the perfect win-win situation."

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