How it works?

for you

The best things in life are local. When you join Go Local, you get discounts at hundreds of the best locally owned Austin businesses. Just show your card at participating businesses and save.

Your membership includes access to our new Go Local app, where you’re sure to find your new obsession or an old favorite with all of our local deals and specials listed and searchable. We’ll even mail you an old-school Go Local card if you want to go retro!




Go Local, get results. When your business joins Go Local, you'll get exposure to over 50,000 fiercely loyal Austinites who love to shop local. Just honor our members with a small deal or discount, and we will promote your business on our app, website, newsletter, and social media channels. And the best part? Its 100% free! Join us today.

For nonprofits

Go Local offers a low risk, low cost way to raise money for non profits and community groups.


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Who we are

It's a big idea in a small little card. Since 2008 Go Local has been committed to helping local businesses thrive by rewarding loyal customers for choosing to shop local. We help our members save money while uncovering the best this incredible city has to offer. At the same time we've helped classic Austin brands blossom into Texas staples.

The iconic culture of Austin stems from its people and the local businesses that made this city world famous. There’s a reason everybody loves Austin and we are here to keep it that way.

why go local?

“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for what kind of world you want to live in.” -Anna Lappe

01 Keep Austin 'Austin'

People don’t come to America’s weirdest city to shop at a big box store. By supporting locally owned businesses, you help maintain Austin’s diversity, unique style, and distinctive flavor.

02 Embrace Your Neighborhood

Put simply, local businesses build stronger neighborhoods. They sustain communities, connect people, contribute to local causes and almost always hire locally.

03 Grassroots Support

Leaders of the local business community are often also leaders of the community at large. Supporting these businesses helps foster community spirit and grassroots support.

04 Boost the Local Economy

When you spend local it stays local. Dollars spent in locally-owned businesses have up to three times the impact on the community compared to money spent at national chains.

05 Improve Jobs and Wages

Neighborhood businesses create local jobs. In many cases, local businesses also provide better wages and benefits than national chains and boast greater job security.

06 Bring Back Main Street

Small business owners have fueled America’s economic innovation and prosperity for our entire existence. Shop local and help the next generation of entrepreneurs thrive.

07 Spend Local Tax Dollars Efficiently

Compared to big box stores, small businesses require little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services, resulting in optimal spending of local tax dollars.

08 Sustainability Makes Us Smile

Shopping locally reduces sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and water pollution. Plus, independent businesses often source local products and services themselves.

09 Promote Competition

Forget about wall street and big corporations. Healthy competition between independent businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.

10 Think Big Picture

When you shop local, you simultaneously create jobs, fund more city services through sales tax, invest in neighborhood improvement, and promote community development.

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