Try it Local for discounts in McKinney

Local Deal Service Launched
Try It Local Offers Savings of 40-90% off retail services, restaurants and more
Supports Local Business Community

By Ginny Mullis
Special Contributor
The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is launching a new program called “Try It Local” – an electronic discount program featuring local retailers, restaurants, service providers and more. Each week a deal is offered at a deep discount of 40 to 90 percent off regular price (i.e., $20 of food and drink at a restaurant for $10). The offers are delivered to Try It Local subscribers via email, social media, and TryItLocal.com.
There is no cost to sign up for Try It Local – visit http://www.tryitlocal.com to receive deal alerts. There is also no cost for companies to offer a deal; businesses interested being featured can visit TryItLocal.com for details.
“Try It Local is an exciting way to explore new businesses and experiences in McKinney, while at the same time supporting the local economy and area companies,” Becky Horn, director of Public Policy and Business Development. “The Try It Local program not only supports local retailers themselves, but the work of the chamber as well.”
Try It Local works like this:
• A local business offers a product or service at 40 percent off or more. This is the Deal of the Week. Deals could include discounts at local retailers, bars, salons, dry cleaners, attractions and special events.
• The Deal program is offered to participants by email, on TryItLocal.com, through the McKinneyTX.org website, and via social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
• Interested buyers click through to purchase the offer. Anyone can participate. There is no cost to sign up for Try It Local.
• Buyers print off the voucher and redeem it at the local business.
The first Deal of the Day will arrive on Oct. 12 and a new deal will be released each week thereafter. “We’re excited to bring the Try It Local concept to McKinney and partner with such a great Chamber. Try It Local is just another great example of McKinney’s focus on helping the local business community,“ said Try It Local President, Todd Earwood.
There is no cost to businesses to participate as a featured deal. The company keeps 70 percent of the day’s total sales and is responsible only for determining the deal and preparing to meet the increased demand for its product or service.
Since 2009, online discount usage has increased 27 percent, with more than 300 billion coupons distributed.
McKinney residents and business owners can visit http://www.TryItLocal.com for more information, instructions and to sign up. Contact Becky Horn at the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, (972-542-0163)
The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is an advocate and voice for the McKinney business community. The Chamber represents over 39,000 employees from approximately 1,200 business investors in the McKinney and North Texas region. It serves as the unified business voice for McKinney. With a rich heritage of leadership and collaboration, the Chamber works in partnership with the City of McKinney and the corporate community to promote, advocate for and expand business in the city and further develop and market McKinney’s advantages as a premier location for doing business.
Ginny Mullis is the Communications Manager of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. Contact her at 972-542-0163 or look on http://www.mckinneychamber.com.

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