Mayor Fraser Agnew visited Glengormley-based business TreatTicket last week to meet its founder and managing director, Mary McCall.
TreatTicket is a privately owned, Northern Ireland-based start-up business delivering a range of money-off deals every day through online and mobile vouchers or discounts.
Offers are sent to over 220,000 subscribers via their website, TreatTicket.com and a new mobile app.
“Everyone deserves a TreatTicket and our local businesses really need your support ... which is great, because linking you up means that everyone’s a winner,” said Mary McCall.
TreatTicket works by ‘group buying’, meaning using collective buying power to work with local businesses to negotiate big discounts on restaurants, hotels, spas and lots of other experiences and products.
Mary continued: “TreatTicket can negotiate great discounts because there are so many TreatTicketers who are already interested in the Treats.
Unlike other sites, you don’t have to hang around waiting on others to buy to activate the offer. When you purchase a Treat from TreatTicket it’s yours straight away.”
TreatTicket recently launched a new mobile app as a promotional platform for local and national brands.
The geo-targeted app allows consumers to find the best offers closest to them at any given time.
Alderman Agnew commented: “TreatTicket’s investment in new product development shows their commitment to reach as wide an audience as possible to offer value-for-money experiences.
“Hopefully, this in turn will drive footfall and spend back to local businesses.”
For more information about the council’s economic development activities, telephone Michelle Pearson on 9034 0018 or email mpearson@newtownabbey. gov.uk