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New member discounts. What do you want?

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lolly

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Jun 10 2010 at 7:06pm #

Hello fellow bicycle lovers,

I’m Lolly and I’m the new Membership and Outreach Manager at Bike Pittsburgh. Some of you may have noticed me on the board before and I’m excited to get to know many more of you in the coming weeks and months.

One of the things I plan on working on is getting additional companies in Pittsburgh to offer discounts for BIke Pittsburgh members. I have some ideas but I want to know what you want. Where do you want to shop and spend money? No guarantees, but I will try my best. Let me know if you have a business and you’d like to offer a discount to Bike Pittsburgh members. Anything is possible. All suggestions welcome.

So hello! I look forward to hearing from you and working with you.


rachel_ding

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Jun 10 2010 at 7:28pm #

Right By Nature!


dwillen

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Jun 10 2010 at 7:31pm #

Maybe Crazy Mocha? They have a place between my bike locker and work, and I seem to stop in just about every morning. The normal barista and I chat about biking. I know they already offer discounts for library donors.


asobi

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Jun 10 2010 at 7:31pm #

Giant Eagle


reddan

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Jun 10 2010 at 7:32pm #

Joseph Beth

Sandcastle (kidding!)


joeframbach

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Jun 10 2010 at 7:34pm #

Oh man I spend way too much money at Chipotle. Maybe we could have some package deal where we get coupons with a “52 miles per burrito” shirt.

Thanks MOM!


myddrin

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Jun 10 2010 at 7:37pm #

A second for Right By Nature. Also La Prima Esspresso down in the strip would be nice.


Lyle

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Jun 10 2010 at 7:46pm #

I can’t ever remember what vendors give what discounts to members of my various organizations as it is. I hardly ever use them.

Just a data point from the dark side….


lolly

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Jun 10 2010 at 7:53pm #

Okay coffee and groceries so far. i’m thinking also along the lines of pavement and church brew works too.

I never use the discounts either but I want to publicize them so people will know what’s available. And businesses will get an idea of how many of their customers are Bike Pittsburgh members, too.

Here’s the list of current member benefits.


BradQ

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Jun 10 2010 at 7:58pm #

I’ve never once used a discount through my membership.


rsprake

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Jun 10 2010 at 8:01pm #

I use the Trek discount all the time.


joeframbach

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Jun 10 2010 at 8:01pm #

fixed link: http://bike-pgh.org/get_involved/member-benefits/


StuInMcCandless

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Jun 10 2010 at 8:05pm #

Whoever has a Three Rivers rack outside the shop is ripe for the picking, I’d think. Who, other than food or coffee, has racks?


lolly

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Jun 10 2010 at 8:05pm #

thanks joe, i’m kind of terrible at the internet sometimes.


Mildsnbleu

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Jun 10 2010 at 8:32pm #

South Side Cinemas, Ice cream shop off of 837 half way down the Southside trail.

Can you tell where I live?


sarah_q

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Jun 10 2010 at 8:35pm #

lol @ Sandcastle !

I use the Trek and Tazza one. I’d be down with Right By Nature or the Coop or something along those lines. Also, coffee tree roasters would be boss.


brian j

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Jun 10 2010 at 8:37pm #

I use the TOP discount quite a bit.

For some reason, I hesitate to use it at smaller shops (say, Thick). I feel like I’m cheating good peeps out of money*.

* This is not say that Trek isn’t full of good peeps, but I tend to buy “big” stuff when I’m there, so the discount is nice.


buzz1980

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Jun 10 2010 at 8:40pm #

Performance Bike are the new guys in town. A discount for members sounds like a good way to increase their sales and spread their name. If I didn’t read these boards, I’d have no idea they had a store in Pittsburgh.


Pierce

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Jun 10 2010 at 9:02pm #

I second Giant Eagle


TeamDecaf

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Jun 10 2010 at 9:03pm #

I didn’t realize we had so many benefits already – that’s awesome. My membership renewal is coming up in August – gives me lots more reasons to open the wallet. Thanks.


rachel_ding

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Jun 10 2010 at 9:12pm #

I’ve totally used mine many times at Trek and a few times at OTB.


Noah Mustion

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Jun 10 2010 at 9:26pm #

I like the CBW idea. I think Sean (the owner) would be down for it.

Not bike or necessity related but how about The Exchange? My favorite store ever.


lolly

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Jun 10 2010 at 9:33pm #

I like the idea of things that are not necessarily bike related because I spend my money on diverse things. Beer, dresses, shoes, shows, new bike lights to replace the ones I lose all the time. Soon I’ll be buying a new bike too once I find my dream bicycle.


dwillen

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Jun 10 2010 at 9:43pm #

Red Oak Cafe in Oakland had a discount for bike-free-friday last year, and they have a health/environment angle to their food and marketing.

http://www.redoakusa.com/


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe

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Jun 10 2010 at 10:09pm #

Aspinwall Beans and Cream! George is a total hippie, and very bike-friendly.


JZ

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Jun 10 2010 at 10:56pm #

Any bike shop seems ripe.

seconded:

Right by Nature

La Prima

also:

Trader Joe’s

Whole Foods

a man can dream:

The Sharp Edge

Big Jim’s

Also. Um, I’m a duh, but I joined about a year ago (just got the renewal ping by e-mail), and I never got a card. So I guess I’m not a card-carrying member. What do I do? I bike by the Bike Pgh office pretty much every day on my way to work if that helps.


Noah Mustion

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Jun 10 2010 at 11:45pm #

Yeah, I just became a member a couple days ago, will I get the card in the mail or should I go to the office?

Also, another suggestion: Performance… as long as I’ve known the company I’ve known them to be very promotion-oriented…


netviln

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Jun 11 2010 at 12:06am #

Oh Yeah! Icecream on Highland?


CPollack

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Jun 11 2010 at 12:17am #

Beeeeeeerrr.

Ice Cream.

Coffee x32667

Bike stuff, duh.

Franktuary (keep) The place rules.


RickyTickyTac

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Jun 11 2010 at 12:47am #

Right by Nature will give just about anybody a discount, so I say go for that.

How about more local brew joints? Penn Brewery and Church Brew Works would be cool.


sloaps

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Jun 11 2010 at 1:49am #

Chicken Latino, please. Their slushies are T, double E, double R, double I, double F, double I, double C, C, C, C…

All of the yungins working there ride bikes, too.


robjdlc

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Jun 11 2010 at 2:17am #

A discount to Fat Heads might help me gain some weight.


lolly

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Jun 11 2010 at 7:05pm #

great ideas so far.

i’ll try to get whatever i can, especially the products and services that members are already using. we’re all well-rounded people who have needs besides bikes in our lives.

I definitely understand the hesitation to use a discount at a small shop. But if a store is enthusiastic about offering a discount to members of Bike Pittsburgh it would make me more likely to shop there even if I didn’t use the discount. And if I know that a company supports the mission of Bike Pittsburgh, I’d rather support them than one of their competitors.

I want to demonstrate to businesses around the city that supporting bicycles for transportation and supporting bicycle infrastructure and riders is beneficial to them and the whole city.


steevo

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Jun 11 2010 at 7:40pm #

can you see if performance will always give 5 dollars for flat tubes?


Ohiojeff

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Jun 11 2010 at 7:45pm #

can you see if performance will always give 5 dollars for flat tubes?

+1


Swalfoort

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Jun 11 2010 at 7:56pm #

Franktuary is a great recommendation. The owners are cyclists, and they’ve done at least one good deed for the community that I know of…..

Also, any chance of approaching Double Wide for a discount. They’ve been really bike friendly when I’ve been there.


Noah Mustion

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Jun 12 2010 at 12:22am #

$5 for flat tubes? what?


Swalfoort

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Jun 12 2010 at 11:46am #

$5 for flat tubes (up to 3, I think) either all this weekend or just Friday and Saturday as part of their opening weekend celebration.


Noah Mustion

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Jun 12 2010 at 3:38pm #

shucks. i’m going there tomorrow – if anyone knows if they’re still doing this then, let me know.

i’ve been in there every day since thursday :/


sprite

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Jun 13 2010 at 3:24pm #

I forgot that there were member discounts. dang!

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