• Get Ready Gilbert – KILA is Coming to Town

    Gilbert is a great city that boasts a population of over 220,000 residents and the number of housing units is 74,907. There are 17,097 businesses in the city with women owning 29.5% of them. A Keep It Local Arizona Discount Card will offer savings galore for local residents from their favorite businesses.

    If you have a favorite business in Gilbert that you’d like to see on the 2015 Keep It Local Arizona Discount Card let us know on Facebook, here.

    According to Wikipedia, Gilbert is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, located southeast of Phoenix, within the Phoenix metropolitan area. Once known as the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World”, Gilbert is currently the most populous incorporated town in the United States. Gilbert encompasses 76 square miles (197 km2) and has made a rapid transformation from an agriculture-based community to an economically diverse suburban center located in the southeast valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area. In the last two decades, Gilbert has grown at an extremely high rate, increasing in population from 5,717 in 1980 to 208,453 as of the 2010 census. In 2013, the estimated population of Gilbert was 229,972.

    Largest employers

    According to the Town’s 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

    Employer Ranking # of Employees
    1. Gilbert Unified School District 3,649
    2. Banner Health 2,219
    3. Dignity Health 1,500
    4. Town of Gilbert 1,297
    5. B H Drywall 997
    6. Fry’s Food and Drug 952
    7. Go Daddy Software, Inc. 858
    8. Hunter Contracting 848
    9. Chandler Unified School District 565
    10. Sam’s Club 548

    Facts you might not know about Gilbert include:

    • Fastest growing municipality in the United States from 1990-2003. U.S. Census Bureau.
    • 5th Safest City in the United States according to BusinessInsider.com in 2011.
    • Currently the 12th fastest growing municipality in the United States. U.S. Census Bureau – 2014.
    • Ranked by CNN’s Money magazine in 2014 as one of the best places to live in the United States.
    • One of the top 25 safest cities in the United States. According to FBI statistics that analyzes rates and trends for crime, Gilbert was designated as the safest city in Arizona for 2009.
    • 34.5% of Gilbert residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.
    • Highest household median income in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area with a Population of 50,000+ U.S. Census Bureau 2005.
    • Gilbert was the largest town in the United States with zero murders in 2005.(FBI)
  • Keep It Local Arizona’s Mission

    Our mission is to promote the concept of “community” and “shopping locally” while “saving on the things you need and want”.

    Community

    “Keep It Local Arizona” works within the communities we serve to offer discount cards of great value to local residents, connecting them directly with local businesses and Keep It Local Arizona always works with one or more non-profit, school or church fundraisers to support local causes.

    Shopping Locally

    “Keep It Local Arizona” discount cards are for anyone looking for discounts on everyday products and services. It’s for consumers that want to support their local businesses and for local businesses that want too show residents they are there for them in good times and tough times.

    Today’s economy and prices make it difficult for a growing percentage of consumers to have the purchasing power they had 5 years ago so they forgo the name brand products for store brands; they don’t get their carpets cleaned as often as they used to; they cut back on how often they eat out or just don’t eat out at all. Large families may not be able to afford to “eat out” because of the increase in food prices causing higher meal cost in restaurants.

    Businesses recognizing the issues that their local customers face know that “Keep It Local Arizona” is a way to ease this pain on their wallet a little bit.

    Saving on the Things YOU Need and Want

    Local business owners want new customers but it’s difficult to get them for the reasons listed above. “Keep It Local Arizona” helps local businesses and consumers find a middle ground where they each get what they want at a price that makes sense to them both.

  • Keeping It Local

    75% of business owners surveyed believed public awareness of the benefits of supporting locally owned businesses has increased.

  • Keep It Local Arizona (KILA)

    Welcome to Keep It Local Arizona, where we believe in giving back to the local communities all over the great state of Arizona. And your local business owners believe in giving something back to you too. We want you to save money and stretch your hard earned dollar as far as you can and the Keep It Local Arizona Discount Card can help you do just that. You could save thousands of dollars using your Keep It Local Arizona Discount Card.

    What is Keep It Local Arizona?

    Keep It Local Arizona Discount Cards offer outstanding deals in your local community, from local businesses. What you’ll find are fabulous deals, from local merchants that aren’t offered anywhere else. Great Businesses Are Right Here. Buy Local.

    Keep It Local Arizona Discount Card’s are NOT those paper cards where you have to shop 12 times in order to get a discount on the 13th trip. You don’t have to get it stamped or punched. They are not the cards that have 12 local businesses on the back offering you 10% off either. Heck, you could probably get that by just asking for it.

    Keep It Local Arizona represents a real value and introduces you to new stores, restaurants, entertainment and services that you may have heard of, thought about trying, but never did. Depending on the size of your community, Keep It Local Arizona Discount Cards may have 25, 50, 100, 250 or more great discounts from the local businesses you know and love and many businesses you’ve been hearing about but never got around to visiting. We even have offers from businesses you never knew existed in your community. The diner on main street that is supposed to make a killer omelet, the hairstylist you love to share your secrets with, the tire store that gave your brother a great price for all four last weekend, the carpet cleaner who did that extra area in your mom’s closet for free the last time they were there or that fancy new Italian place you’ve been dying to try. NOW YOU CAN! Try them all, that is… with YOUR Keep It Local Arizona Discount Card.

    You’ll find offers like a free 2 day pass to the Karate dojo downtown, great deals like 40% off from the local dry cleaner, 25% off from your local auto parts store, a buy one perm and get a free color on your next visit offer for that new hair salon you’ve been dying to try and a 2 for 1 offer from that great little pizza joint you went to once a long time ago. Things that you really want to use.

    All the businesses on your Keep It Local Arizona Discount Card are normally located within a 10 mile radius of where you purchased it. You won’t have to trek all the way across town or out of town to try the great offers from local merchants. Many are local to where you live, work or where you got your Keep It Local Arizona Discount Card. AND… if you do travel, you’ll find unbelievable deals almost anywhere you go in Arizona. Keep It Local Arizona Discount Cards are good anywhere you see our logo.

    We Believe in Giving Back!

    Keep It Local Arizona Discount Cards are sold through local schools, churches, non-profits and for great causes. They offer at least 25 discounts from local business owners who want to help their local community and hundreds of other offers from other locations all over Arizona. When you purchase a Keep It Local Arizona Discount Card you’ll get thousands of dollars in savings as well as a good feeling knowing that local charities and causes will be supported by your purchase.

     

     

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  • What KILA WILL do for YOUR Business?

    First and foremost, adding your business to Keep It Local Arizona Discount Cards is a smart move for local businesses. You NEVER have to pay outrageous prices to be part of your local Keep It Local Arizona Discount Card. It only costs $99 per year.. We connect local businesses to local residents at affordable costs. Start by Going Here.

    What can the Keep It Local Arizona Discount Card do for YOUR Business?

    • It will attract new customers who don’t know about your business.
    • It will attract new residents from the community when they are most likely to be looking for your product of service.
    • It will bring back old customers that may have gone to your competitor.
    • It will build traffic to your brick and mortar store or your online store making it more likely that the customer will make impulse buys.
    • It will earn you additional money on related items. If you offer a free pizza on dine in only don’t you think the customer(s) would buy drinks, maybe a salad, wings or a dessert?
    • It will give you the chance to upsell products or services to go along with your special offer.
    • It will pull shoppers away from your competitor when your offer is a great one like, “Free Medium 2 Topping Pizza – no purchase necessary”, “free hair cut to first time customers” or “free basic car wash”.
    • It will remind infrequent customers to come back.
    • It will reward your loyal customers and turn them in to an ambassador for your business.
    • It will measure your ads success rate. Your offer tells you if the promotion was a winner or a bomb.

    83% of consumers search online for local businesses when they need products or services.

     

  • This Sounds Too Good to be True

    We hear that a lot. It’s because not many people in business are used to getting a great deal for their advertising dollars.

    It’s not uncommon to see companies charging $299, $499, $799 or over $1,000 to get on their cards that are usually limited to 10-15 businesses.

    Keep It Local Arizona’s concept is the TOTAL OPPOSITE of that… here’s why what we are offering is really not too good to be true…

    • We offer every business in our local area affordable advertising in the form of a discount card.
    • Each discount card is sold through schools, churches, non-profits and local causes for only $10 each.
    • Customers not only get to use the Keep It Local Arizona Discount Card locally with their favorite merchants but they can also use them all over Arizona when they are traveling for business or pleasure because local businesses everywhere can participate.

    It’s a win for you, the business owner. You get to attract new customers and repeat customers. It’s a win for the cause – they raise much needed funds. And a win for the local customer who gets the fabulous discount you give them.

    Your business will NEVER pay outrageous prices to be a part of the Keep It Local Arizona Discount Card.

    Your offer will be seen by residents in your local area who purchased the card to support the local cause.

    Your offer needs to be inciting enough to get them to come to you or call you. We’d like all our merchant offers to be worth at least 25% off OR BETTER to make Keep It Local Arizona Discount Cards extremely valuable and therefore something that local residents would want to purchase and use often.

    And if you know other business owners that would benefit from being on the Keep It Local Arizona Discount Card, have them fill out the form, call (520.858.9201) or email (angela@keepitlocalarizona.com) today.

     

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