Back in the day I worked for a national book chain that will remain nameless (despite having gone to Retail Heaven a few years ago) and we had to sell the chains discount card. It was an okay deal, but only if you spent enough at that particular chain over a year to make it worthwhile.
So when it comes to discount cards, I tend to be skeptical, especially when you have to pay for them. At DogBoys the card will get you 10% off any of our retail products or services, so the $10 purchase price pays for itself with a four-day boarding stay, or just 5 daycare visits. And thats if you just have one dog. In the words of one DogBoys customer, it might as well start printing money. And unlike the cards I used to have to sell at the national bookstore chain, you can use the Go Local card at dozens of local businesses, from BookPeople to ToyJoy. Even better, other cities with their own Go Local cards (such as Boulder, CO or Portland, OR) will honor the Go Local Austin card.
You can find a full listing of Austin metro area businesses who honor Go Local at their website. You can purchase a card the next time you come in to see us and start getting the DogBoys discount right away!
contributed by Jay Robison