When we launched the Now Then Discounts app last September, we had no idea how it would fare. A year after launch, there are over 100 local businesses listed on the app, and over 7,000 people currently have it installed on their Apple and Android devices.

We’re incredibly proud of the response we’ve gotten from the community, but we’re still thinking of new ways to improve. We’ve been ironing out bugs just as fast as we can find them to make the app as easy to use as possible. The new ‘What’s New’ page and our dedicated Twitter account, @NTDiscounts, make it easier than ever for you to keep track of the great offers cropping up all over the city. Those of you who already have the app installed, make sure you update to the latest version, available on your app store, to see the new features we’ve added.

WHAT DO I DO?

If you haven’t used the app before, it’s free to download for Apple and Android and very easy to use. Just register with your name, postcode and email (no spam, we promise), and you’ll find a list of local cafés, shops, pubs and more, each with a description of what’s on, contact details and a handy map to get you there. You can also save traders and offers to your Favourites for easy access.

Once you arrive at your chosen establishment, just show the app like it ain’t no thing and you can take advantage of some great discounts and special promotions. If you’re on Twitter, don’t forget to mention us and use the hashtag #flashtheappsheff when using the app. We’ll be giving out prizes for the best tweets.

WHY?

In a big city like Sheffield, local traders are so important. They’re what give the city its character. They’re what makes Sheffield different from any other city on the map. Not only do they offer things that you won’t find anywhere else, but by shopping locally you help the city as a whole. For every £1 you pay an independent trader, 70p goes straight back into the local economy, meaning those businesses – and the people who rely on them – will flourish.

Great app, great offers… Works well on both my devices.”
Google Play review

A SMALL SAMPLE…

Showroom Cinema
£5 ticket to Eye Openers film screenings.
showroomworkstation.org.uk/eyeopeners

The Wick At Both Ends
20% off food – all day, every day
thewickatbothends.co.uk

Freshmans Boutique
20% off everything
freshmans.co.uk

Instinctive Health
£13 off first monthly unlimited yoga class pass (£35, usually £48)
instinctivehealth.co.uk

Hagglers Corner Kaffihus
Any hot drink & any cake for £3.20
hagglerscorner.co.uk/kaffihus-cafe

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Phil Bayles