Frequently Asked Questions

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Local businesses offer special deals to Think Local First cardholders by listing their events, sales and special offers on the promotions page here..

Customers purchase Think Local First cards to access special deals only available to Think Local First cardholders. The monthly Think Local First e-newsletter gives local Businesses a new form of advertising and gets Cardholders get great deals. Everybody wins!

It’s a quick and easy process.

Get started by registering your business. You can do that by clicking here.

Once you complete the registration you will be able to add your promotion listing instantly!

For absolutely no charge you gain access to an incredible advertising opportunity for sharing information about your business’s special deals, offers, sales and events to customers who are interested in supporting Fernie local businesses. Can't beat that!

As a Think Local First business member you receive:

  • Unlimited updatable online promotion listings with your business logo, website link and contact information on WWW.THINKLOCALFERNIE.CA
  • Monthly emails to Think Local First cardholders
  • Local businesses play a huge role in what makes our community great. The Think Local First program is designed to help protect economic stability, community self-reliance and the unique character of Fernie by raising awareness, community recognition and promoting the support of local businesses.

    The Think Local First cards and bags will be available to purchase at the Fernie Museum The first week of December. They will also be available at special events throughout the year.

    Local retailers may also purchase cards and bags to sell at their stores.

    For just $10 customers can purchase the Think Local First card/key fob plus recyclable cotton Think Local First bag, or purchase just the Think Local First card/key fob for $5. The credit card size recycled plastic card can slip easily into a wallet. It also comes with a cut out key fob that can attach to a key ring. Customers use these cards to indentify themselves as a Think Local First cardholder. This will allow them to access the special promotions that you have listed on the website.

    Your Think Local card is good forever! It never expires!

    Now! Be sure to sign up before November 30th to ensure you can access all the special offers and advertising available (and enjoy the special launch party). Cards will be available to the public for sale the second week in December. Although you can purchase your Think Local First membership any time of the year, by purchasing before November 30th, you receive a $20 discount, so the cost is only $100!

    This could be a great way to promote special offers, inform customers about new products, help you move last seasons stock or just keeping the public aware of what you have on sale at your business. What a brilliant way to stay in the public eye. You post as many promotion listings online as you want and update your them as often or as little as you want. You can set expiration dates for your offers if you want.

    Once you have registered you will receive information to login to the site. You can login by clicking here.

    When you are logged into the site you will see a new menu in the top right of the site. From here you can choose to add a new promotion and view a listing of your current promotions.

    To edit an existing promotion look for the edit tab at the top of your listing when viewing your promotion.

    Advocates for Local Living (ALL) is a volunteer-run, Wildsight project aimed to support and inspire a thriving sustainable Fernie community. You may be familiar with some of our other projects including: Think Tank Cinema, Fernie Mug Club, Green Drinks, and the FERNS Community Currency project. For the last 5 years, Advocates for Local Living has coordinated the Think Local First project, which featured the Community Coupon book. The new and improved Think Local First Card is a much more sustainable option, with a lot more flexibility for businesses and consumers. We hope you like it!

    The Fernie Chamber of Commerce offers many benefits and services designed to help Fernie businesses prosper, including a weekly email to other Chamber business members.

    Your Think Local First membership works to protect economic stability, community self-reliance and the unique character of Fernie by raising awareness, community recognition and promoting the support of local businesses.

    We send out a monthly email, yes. But our email goes out to community members that have identified themselves as a person that wants to Think Local. Buy Local. and Be Local. It is an incredible opportunity to increase awareness of why it is important to support our local businesses AND it brings information about your business right into the homes of Think Local Cardholders.

    Cardholders

    The Think Local First cards and bags will be available to purchase at the Fernie Museum The first week of December. They will also be available at special events throughout the year.

    Local retailers may also purchase cards and bags to sell at their stores.

    Local businesses offer special deals to Think Local First cardholders by listing their events, sales and special offers on the promotions page here..

    Customers purchase Think Local First cards to access special deals only available to Think Local First cardholders. The monthly Think Local First e-newsletter gives local Businesses a new form of advertising and gets Cardholders get great deals. Everybody wins!

    Local businesses play a huge role in what makes our community great. The Think Local First program is designed to help protect economic stability, community self-reliance and the unique character of Fernie by raising awareness, community recognition and promoting the support of local businesses.

    Advocates for Local Living (ALL) is a volunteer-run, Wildsight project aimed to support and inspire a thriving sustainable Fernie community. You may be familiar with some of our other projects including: Think Tank Cinema, Fernie Mug Club, Green Drinks, and the FERNS Community Currency project. For the last 5 years, Advocates for Local Living has coordinated the Think Local First project, which featured the Community Coupon book. The new and improved Think Local First Card is a much more sustainable option, with a lot more flexibility for businesses and consumers. We hope you like it!

    For just $10 customers can purchase the Think Local First card/key fob plus recyclable cotton Think Local First bag, or purchase just the Think Local First card/key fob for $5. The credit card size recycled plastic card can slip easily into a wallet. It also comes with a cut out key fob that can attach to a key ring. Customers use these cards to indentify themselves as a Think Local First cardholder. This will allow them to access the special promotions that you have listed on the website.

    Your Think Local card is good forever! It never expires!

    Go pick up your card at the Fernie Museum. A card/bag combo is only $10. Cards are only $5. Once you have your card return to this site and register it.

    The Think Local Card comes with a Think Local Bag for only $10. Cards are available for $5 each. Once you have your card your set for life. The cards never expire!

    As a Think Local First cardholder you receive:

    • A Think Local First recycled cotton bag
    • The Very Cool Think Local First card
    • Access to the latest cardholder only promotions that are updated regularly by businesses
    • Monthly e-mail with the cardholder only specials and promotions from local businesses

    Before you can take advantage of the promotions listed on this site, you must first register your card. You can do that by completing the form here.