When Inklings opened in our old location nearly thirteen years ago, we had a full-service coffee bar. Since most book people seemed to love coffee, tea or Italian sodas, we had a loyalty program that people just loved. When they bought books, they got a notch in their punch card and after a few purchases they were rewarded with a free drink. That program worked swimmingly for six years. When we moved to our current location here in Chalet Place, we gave up our coffee bar to devote more space to books and gifts since we had Starbucks for our next-door-neighbor so that program no longer worked.
Over these last years, we have had so many requests to invent a program that rewards our loyal book buyers in some way. You will be happy to know that beginning May 1st, we will begin our “Friends of Inklings” loyalty program and this is how it works.
1. Next time you come in, ask to join our Friends of Inklings program. You will be asked to provide your name and email address and a special 3 x 5 card will be started for you.
2. Each time you come in to shop, just find your card in the file and bring it to the register with your purchases. The amount of your purchase (minus the tax) will be entered in one of six squares on the card.
3. When your six boxes are full, you will receive 5% of the amount you’ve spent in store credit to be used on your next visit.
4. When you’ve filled up your first card, you will receive a special blue card that distinguishes you as one of our
TRUE BLUE friends. At that time you will also receive a free Inklings tote bag!
5. On months where there is a fifth Saturday (in 2013 that will be June, August and December), if you bring your tote bag in on that fifth Saturday, you will receive 20% off on everything you can put in your bag! How fun is that?
6. AND THE EXTRA GOOD NEWS IS: IF YOU SIGN UP FOR OUR PROGRAM BEFORE MAY 1, WE WILL CROSS OFF YOUR FIRST TWO BOXES, SO YOU WILL ONLY NEED FOUR MORE BOXES FILLED TO GET YOUR FIRST REWARD AND TOTE BAG!
This program is going to be so much fun. We hope you will continue to make Inklings YOUR bookstore and let us keep meeting all your book and gift needs. You are the key to our success when you see it here, buy it here and keep us here!