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Retail Therapy Helps Sick Kids

News   •   Sep 25, 2010 17:53 BST

by EasyEditor Newswire

One of the country's most famous hospitals for sick children is to benefit from a little retail therapy.
Incentivestore.com, a new text-based subscription shopping club launched by tv and radio celebrity Heather Suttie will donate  10 per cent to Yorkhill Children’s Foundation for every bargain hunter who signs up to get exclusive offers sent straight to their phone.
The pioneering service, the first of its kind in the UK to offer special deals from leading brands direct to members, is the brainchild of entrepreneur Susie Fraser.
The 40-year-old mother of two believes that the text-based service will take the stress out of bargain hunting for the millions of cash-conscious shoppers eager to get the best deals available – and help sick kids at the same time.
“Everybody likes a bargain but instead of spending hours trudging round the shops looking for the best prices members of incentivestore.com can sign up to get information on the very best deals delivered straight to their phone,” said Susie who has just been announced as the winner of the HSBC Scotland Start Up Business of the Year Award.
“Few people have the time to shop around as much as they might like anymore so this is a way of getting the best offers delivered straight to the customer. Only subscribers have access to the discounts and deals which we make sure are worth savings of at least 15 per cent on the usual in store prices.
Subscribers pay just £1 a week to get access to a range of unique deals offering savings on selected products from brands such as USC, Clarins, Virgin Wines, Quiz Clothing, Fake Bake, Internacionale, d2, The Beauty Room, Ramada Jarvis, Chocolate Trading Company, Budget Car Hire, Salon Skincare, buyagift.com and prezzybox.com, among many others.
All of the offers promoted by Incentive Store are exclusive to members only and are guaranteed to provide a minimum of £20 savings a week.
“Where else can you get guaranteed savings of at least £20 a week on top name brands and help one of the most deserving causes in Scotland at the same time,” added Susie.
Yorkhill Children’s Foundation, which was set up in 2001, provides enhanced medical equipment and resources to benefit sick children and babies treated at Yorkhill Hospital and within NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.
“Everyone at Yorkhill Children’s Foundation is very excited about this new service from Incentive Store. People are very cash conscious at the moment which means sometimes they have to cut back on the amount they give to charity. By shopping around for bargains and taking part in this scheme, they can ensure that the big winners are the sick children at Yorkhill Hospital,” said Shona Cardle, Chief Executive of Yorhill Children’s Foundation.