Enjoy rewards in Cornwall with FanSavesAugust 17, 2018
There has never been a more rewarding time to be a fan of Cornwall.
The FanSaves app is giving Cornwall visitors and residents a new reason to explore the community – and to save at the same time. Users of the app can access the Cornwall Tourism section to take advantage of free discounts and offers from local establishments.
Over 40 businesses have signed on offering a variety of different promotions to users. Some of the participating businesses include Archie’s Family Golf Centre, Best Western Parkway Inn and Conference Centre, Bicycle World, Eight Zero Zero, Fantasy Realm, Floral Expressions, Cornwall Kinsmen Farmers’ Market, Menchie’s, Pizza Hut, Pommier Jewellers, Ramada Inn Cornwall, Schnitzels European Flavours, Rod’s Fry Shack Poutinerie and Grill, Summerheights Golf Links.
“People can save money just for being a fan of Cornwall,” said FanSaves CEO Shannon Ferguson, who co-founded the app along with Kris McCarthy.
A local startup, FanSaves was recently chosen as a top 100 semi-finalist in TechCo’s Startup of the Year competition taking place October 15-17 in Massachusetts.
“We are beyond excited! This is like the Olympics of Startup Competitions. We applied months ago on a whim and could have only dreamed to be part of this elite group of startups,” said Shannon Ferguson, FanSaves CEO.
The competition has been around since 2006 and last year’s event showcased startups from over 43 U.S. states and 46 countries.
FanSaves was created last year by Ferguson and Kris McCarthy as a way to help junior and professional sports teams increase their sponsorship sales, a pain point that they often felt themselves while working in the sports industry.
Since then, they have pivoted to include Cornwall Tourism on their platform, offering over 40 discounts and deals from businesses in and around the area. The pair have also hired two new people to join their team and are currently scaling into Ottawa.
Their app works like a digital coupon book and gives people discounts and deals from establishments that sponsor or support teams and cities. The platform is currently undergoing a complete redesign set for unveiling at the beginning of October.
Get the app!
The FanSaves app is currently available for download for free on the App Store and the PlayStore.
Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!
Stay with Us!
Planning to explore Cornwall? Extend your stay at one of our many great accommodations! For a listing of local accommodations, click here.
Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 936-0842. You can also stop by our Visitor Information Centre inside the Cornwall Community Museum (160 Water Street West) in Lamoureux Park.
Article by Kevin Lajoie