Forging west – The Vicinity Western Expansion

Just like those brave settlers in that computer game Oregon Trail, we’re headed west! After all, it is the last frontier. After launching to great fanfare in Ontario (cue the trumpets!) Vicinity is proud to say that our loyalty program is now expanding into the west of Canada. Yes, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Vancouver, you’ll be able to shop local and love your ‘hood.

The good news is we’ve got a bunch of great merchants already up and running for you to discover out west. Check out these businesses who are rewarding their customers and making the most of the Vicinity platform:

Shiraz Persian Cuisine:  Calgary, AB


According to Mehdi Rashidian, owner of Shiraz Persian Cuisine, “every individual business is looking to have a loyalty program for their customers and Vicinity made it easy for my restaurant to provide.” Shiraz is a sit-down restaurant located in the city’s NW side. “It’s a great tool for a business to encourage repeat business. It is much better than a punch card. I can see my customers are happy and I can see the smiles on their faces and I see them more often.” Vicinity members earn a point for each visit. On your 5th visit, get $14 off your bill.

Pho Hoa Noodle Soup: Vancouver, BC


Pho Hoa noodle soup is a chain of Vietnamese noodle restaurants in Vancouver, BC. It’s known for its signature dish – pho. There are 7 locations in the greater Vancouver area. and you get a Vicinity point for each visit. After 10 visits, your entree is on Pho Hoa!

Believe Fit – Various locations across AB


Believe Fit has four locations in both Calgary and Edmonton. In addition to fitness apparel and supplements, they run a series of fitness classes through their gyms.  Earn 1 Vicinity point for each dollar spent in store, and 200 points gets you a free fitness class.

Merle Norman: Calgary, AB


After being in business for 24 years, Merle Norman has become one of Calgary’s premier spas. They offer a variety of beauty services and have a great suite of day spa packages including mani/pedis, facials and waxing. Earn 1 Vicinity point for each $10 spent and 30 points gets you $15 off your next purchase.

These are just a few of the merchants who are helping us forge ahead into the west (okay, we’ll stop with the frontier speak now). They’re also providing you, the loyal customer, with an opportunity to be rewarded for shopping local, which in the end benefits everyone, really.

Don’t have a Vicinity card yet? Sign up for free online, or visit one of these merchants to get one for free in-store.

 Main image via Steve Jurvetson on Flickr.

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