Discover new businesses to love.
We guarantee you'll find new local gems.
Earn 3% of every
purchase in Local Points.
Earn Local Points when you use debit or cash at participating businesses. 1 Local Point is worth $1 for you to redeem at any time AND you can earn points at one business then spend them at another.
Here's How it Works
1. Download our app
With our app, you can join our buy-local movement and start earning loyalty rewards.
2. Spend at local businesses
Keep enjoying your favourite local spots plus we’ll help you find new Winnipeg gems.
3. Collect 3% in Local Points
Pay with cash or debit and get a 3% value reward with every purchase.
4. Treat yourself
Redeem your Local Points at any time, at any participating business.
5. Build our Winnipeg community
Feel great for supporting our Winnipeg community.
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Why We Love Local Businesses
Winnipeg is Full of Gems
Some of us don’t need data to convince us. We love great service and businesses with a unique personality. Where else but Winnipeg can you experience the enjoyment of a traditional Thai dinner at Bangkok Thai restaurant before checking out a concert at the Burt with your friends? Where else but in our city can you devour a Corydon club sandwich at Nick's on Broadway, or delight in the famous chicken matzo ball soup at Bernstein’s Deli? Our city has so many local gems to offer us! For those who want some data, the numbers may surprise you - read on.
By The Numbers
A study by Civic Economics for the Canadian Union of Public Employees in British Columbia found that for every $1,000,000 in revenue, independent retail stores and restaurants recirculate $450,000 into the local economy compared to only $170,000 for chain competitors. Additional money recirculated by local businesses goes into wages for local residents, purchases of local goods and services, charitable giving and profits for local businesses.
Local businesses recirculate 2.6 times
more revenue than chain competitors.
The same study also found that a shift of only 1% of annual purchases from chains to local businesses would produce 3,100 more local jobs that pay $94 million in yearly wages. These numbers are impressive, and there is even more data to support the buy-local movement at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.
Join The Local Frequency today. Be a local booster and earn rewards for your loyalty to local businesses.