Frequently Asked Questions - 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.