About

 

How It Works:

Live Local is a buy local card and mobile app for the Mission.  Buy the card or upgrade the free mobile app for $20 here or at participating businesses, and flash it to get discounts every time you go into your favorite Mission businesses all year long.  Instead of a big discount good only one time, Live Local offers a small discount good all the time.

Why?

Big businesses have loyalty programs that people use frequently, but what about little businesses?  They deserve loyalty too!  They employ local people and reflect the vibe of the Mission.

It’s hard for businesses to support themselves when they give their product or service away for half price to people who most likely won’t come back.   Businesses want customers to come back time and again, and they want to cultivate good relations with their neighbors.  Customers want awesome stuff, want to support the local mom and pops, and don’t want to carry around a crazillion buy-10-get-1-free cards.  Thus, Live Local was born.

Live Local believes in the Mission.  We live here, we eat here, we love here, we explore here.  Every time you shop locally, you make the Mission a stronger, more vibrant neighborhood.  So Live Local!

Team:

Seth Mazow, founder — The Internet says he is a champion.  Say hi the next time you see him, he is the skinny guy riding a bike around the Mission who likes Mexican food.  He lives in the Mission.

Lilo, muse/mascot — You see Lilo often.  He’s the one always finding the deal, be it crumbs dropped by a helpful child or the detritus at the 16th and Mission BART station.  He’s incredibly loyal, has a beautiful neck and is also a proven champion.  He lives in the Mission.