Local Rewards is here! We’re thrilled to announce the launch of this brand new program, where you can earn bonus rewards points* on purchases made at partnering businesses when you use your eligible SESLOC Visa debit and credit cards. We’re all about people and place, and a big part of that is celebrating the homegrown businesses that make living on the Central Coast just a little more special. We’ve partnered with a variety of local businesses, including grocery stores, restaurants and retail shops, and we’re looking forward to growing our list of partners in the coming months.
Kelli Briggs, SESLOC SVP/COO, best explains our vision behind the program: “In the past few years, we’ve seen our regional chambers and other groups introduce incentive programs to encourage their communities to shop local. As a locally-headquartered credit union, we are undoubtedly champions of the shop local movement. We are proud to do our part in boosting our local economy so our businesses, neighbors and families can thrive.”
To launch the program, we invited 13 businesses to participate, which include The Cal Poly Ticket Office (Go Mustangs!), The Crushed Grape Wine & Gifts, Farm Supply Company in SLO, Firestone Grill, Hands Gallery, Junkgirls, Miner’s Ace Hardware in SLO, Moondoggies Beach Club, Pizza Republic, SLO Donut Company, Shalimar Restaurant, Spencer’s Fresh Markets and Spyglass Inn Restaurant. But we’re not stopping there — we plan to expand the program across the Central Coast, adding dozens of new businesses on a quarterly basis.
Some of the businesses, such as The Crushed Grape, are providing even more incentives by giving 10% off card purchases for SESLOC members!
“As a long-time resident, business owner and SESLOC member, I am thrilled to be a part of the new Local Rewards program. I am grateful for the cross-promotion of my business and other local merchants, while giving SESLOC members more reasons and more benefits for shopping local,” said Gretchen Goyner of The Crushed Grape.
Since 2018, eligible cardholders have been earning reward points on all purchases via the SESLOC Rewards program. Local Rewards is an add-on to this existing program, which now gives 1.5x in bonus points at participating businesses. The bonus points are awarded automatically, so there are no extra steps you need to take at check out or coupons to remember to bring with you. Points earned may then be redeemed for merchandise, travel, gift cards, cash back and more.
“Local Rewards is a simple, streamlined program that is a win-win for both our members and local businesses,” says Kelli. “This year, we are celebrating 80 years of service to the Central Coast. This program is one of the many ways we give back to the heartbeat of our community—our people and place—who have supported us for eight decades and hopefully generations to come.”