Goloco Connects People to Local Businesses and the Community

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 11, 2015
References: goloco & thestarphoenix
Goloco is a membership card of a different kind—one that means every purchase is used to support small businesses and charities in the Saskatoon area.

The membership card was developed by Karsten and Jennifer Felske, who both see local businesses as the backbone of what gives a community so much character. The membership card costs $25 to use annually, and the deals a shopper can get vary from shop to shop. Some businesses choose to give percentage discounts, while others make use of Goloco for buy-one-get-one promotions.

As well as having people feel good about engaging nearby businesses, Goloco increases the incentive for having a card by donating 5% of the proceeds for every card sold to Saskatoon charities. Emphasizing the community aspects of Goloco, members help to decide which charitable causes are supported.