Alliance members are eligible for discounts on products and services through a range of participating partners. 


Administrative Services and Supplies 

Artspoints Rewards

Artspoints Rewards is a new loyalty/ticketing program for the arts. Its unique software system includes a flexible online ticketing system that can manage the varied and individual needs of small to mid-sized arts organizations, and includes a built-in rewards program.  

Artspoints is offering Alliance members a preferred introductory rate of 25% off the service fee for a full year, season, or on a single event. Register by January 29, 2016 to receive the introductory offer, which you may use anytime in 2016. After January 29, the ongoing preferred rate for Alliance members is 15%.

Artspoints Ticketing includes the following features:

  • User friendly interface
  • Sell tickets from your own website
  • GA or select-your-own seats
  • Subscriptions and/or flex passes
  • Scannable bar and QR codes
  • Built-in rewards program
  • Interim payments
  • Affordable rates

Established as a mission-based social enterprise, Artspoints was developed to help create greater sustainability for the arts by rewarding patrons when they attend. It has adapted the hugely successful rewards model used by airlines and retailers worldwide for the cultural sector.

Register by clicking here.

Contact: Lenore Swenerton
T 778 300 1895
E lenore[at]artspoints.com

ClubCard

Receive discounts at Clubcard on already low prices on business cards, postcards, trading cards, brochures, booklets, stickers, posters, banners and more. Get digitally printed orders in as little as 6 hours. Choose from several unique stocks and finishes including thick natural kraft, stipple textured and 100% recycled card stocks to weatherproof short run custom shaped vinyl stickers.

Alliance members save 20% on new printing orders placed online to a maximum discount of $100 off your order.

Applies to orders placed before December 31, 2016; limited to one use per person per day. Discount does not apply to custom estimates, letterpress printing or graphic design services. This offer has no cash value and cannot be combined with other discounts. This offer is for Alliance members only. Enter code AA2016 during checkout at www.clubcard.ca

 

CONFERTEL

Through a partnership with Confertel, Alliance offers members a discount on audio and web conferencing services. Manage everyday meetings with reservation-less, on-demand audio conferencing using local or Toll Free numbers. Use web-enabled visuals for meeting and presentations with real time audience participation.

  • Includes 300 free minutes of free phone conferencing and a free trial of web presentations
  • Guaranteed members rate of 12 cents per minute CAD for Toll Free

Contact the Alliance if you wish to get set up.

Desjardins Group

Alliance members receive preferred rates on their merchant credit card services with Desjardins Group. Headquartered in Montreal, Desjardins Group is a credit union that has been in business since 1900.  

What makes Desjardins different?

  • Desjardins is the only payment provider on the market to offer a flat rate pricing model
  • With every other provider, merchants are charged a base rate plus "non-qualified rate” (higher rates for Air Miles, cash back, corporate cards, etc.), and the merchant is charged extra for phone orders. The base rate plus non-qualified rate model is not very transparent and is often misleading – merchants are promised base rates that never occur in reality due to the popular nature of premium cards on the market
  • Rate stability: Desjardins is committed to reviewing rates annually at cost while other providers increase rates generally two to three times a year
  • No servicing or ancillary fees (for example, other companies may charge for sending a technician to repair the terminal)
  • Reporting that is extremely simple and transparent, and readily accessible
  • Deposit timeliness: Desjardins pushes the funds to merchants at the end of each business day, regardless of batch closing, and funds merchants more quickly than many other providers on the market
  • Excellent on-site technical support available 24/7

Desjardins Group also provides an in-store gift card program that is useful for marketing and enhancing customer loyalty. 

Contact: John Li
T 604 321 2352
E john.li[at]scd.desjardins.com

 

MILLS OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY

Mills Office Productivity is a BC based supplier of stationery, printing, technology products, ink & toners, managed print services, furniture, janitorial supplies, printing services, and education products. Mills services all areas of BC with offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Trail, Osoyoos and Penticton.

As a Certified B Corporation and Local Business and Procurement supporter, Mills understands the importance of supporting local businesses in B.C. through partnerships and common community-based economic goals.

Alliance’s partnership with Mills Office Productivity will provide its members with competitive pricing on all Business Supplies. By making the switch to Mills, Members will also receive the following benefits:

One stop shop for everything your business needs;
Easy Online Ordering w/ Customized Favourites Lists;
Local Representation & Personalized Service;
Free Local Delivery Services (with minimum $20 Order);
Giving Back to the Local Community – 2.6 times more revenue is re-circulated into the community when local partnerships with businesses like Mills are created;
Supporting a 100% BC Owned & Operated Company, a Certified B Corporation who considers its impact on the community, environment, employees and customers when a business decision is made.

Contact: Daniel Landingin
T 778 875 8597
E dlandingin[at]mills.ca

 

Staples Advantage Canada

Members receive an overall savings of 25% on office supplies, plus:

  • Large corporate discount on office supplies
  • Online purchasing
  • Next day business delivery
  • Volume pricing

Contact: Melanie Mitchell
T 604 251 4343 ext 2217323
E melanie.mitchell[at]staples.com

QUANTUM ACCOUNTING SERVICES INC. 

Discount of 20% on specialized accounting services and arts administration services with Quantum Accounting Services Inc. Quantum provides a variety of services to help small and medium sized businesses:

  • Training, budgets, cash flow projections, bookkeeping and accounting, accounting system design, personal and corporate income tax, financial statements and forecasting
  • Project-based human resource management, grant writing assistance, grant reporting assistance, volunteer management consultation, and board governance assistance

Contact: Paul Nash
T 604 662 8985
E paul[at]qas.bc.ca


Travel and Accommodation

BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville

Access to Corporate Rates for Alliance members' visitors in Vancouver on business and 50% off parking.

Conveniently located in downtown's revitalized Granville area, BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville offers a wide variety of options to suit any budget.

Call BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville at 604 669 7070 or 1 800 663 0575 or email res[at]chateaugranville.com

Zipcar

Alliance members receive a $30 driving credit and a $30/year membership (that's $35 off the regular rate!). Zipcar offers convenience, less cost, hassle and waste—and is a great alternative to car ownership. Cars are conveniently parked all over the city; gas, insurance, and daily mileage included. Need to move something? Zipcar has vans.

Contact the Alliance if you wish to get set up.

 

car2go

Registration for Alliance members is only $5 (regularly $35) + get 60 minutes of free drive time!

car2go is Vancouver's largest and fastest growing car-sharing organization with a unique model that helps make car-sharing more accessible and convenient. car2go has a pay as you go model offering one way trips, vehicles by the minute, and parking almost anywhere. There are no reservations required, just jump in and go! 

Contact the Alliance if you wish to get set up.

 

Catering 

The Butler Did It Catering Co.

10% off pre-tax food and beverages. Since 1994, The Butler Did It has provided "affordable elegance" in catering—whether breakfast, lunch, buffet, sit down, cocktail parties or even BBQs. Discount can be used in addition to any other specials or discounts that may be running at the time of your event.

Contact The Butler Did It Catering Co. and mention you are part of the Alliance's Member Advantage Program
T 604 739 3663
E info[at]butlerdiditcatering.com

 

Art Supplies and Services 

DeSerres

DeSerres invites Alliance members to join their Creative Professionals’ Zone. Receive preferential prices on all DeSerres products, access to an online ZONE for members only, free delivery for purchases of $75 or more, quick product shipping, wholesale discounts on certain products and no minimum purchase requirements.
A card is issued to your organization that provides access to exclusive prices in the online ZONE and in-store.

Contact the Alliance if you wish to get set up.

F4 Creative

Save 15% on photographic services.

F4 Creative was founded by international commercial and event photographer Chris Chernoff. Chris’s team is based in Vancouver Canada and also travels abroad to photograph events and commercial projects. The F4 Creative team has been commissioned to photograph celebrities such as Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning, Donald Trump, and singer Jann Arden.

Contact: Chris Chernoff
T 604 315 8301
E info[at]f4commercial.com


Our Members' Advantage Program is expanding! Contact us if your organization would like to become a program partner.

More information:

Beverly Edgecombe
Member Relations Manager
604 681 3535 (207)