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Local First Arizona Accepting Members for Localist Loyalty Program

For those who claim corporate counterculture, buy from brick-and-mortar businesses, and do their spending stateside, we have some news for you: you may just be localist.

And while showing local love has always had its benefits for the community, Local First is making sure some of the rewards return directly to the consumer with its ongoing Localist membership program.

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Launched in November of 2013, the Localist program is an annual membership that gives individuals that chance to show their support for Arizona-based business while reaping the benefits of insider events throughout the state, discounts, and giveaways, regardless of whether they work for mom-and-pop or a corporate enterprise. Individual membership costs $20 per year and includes an official Localist card, which can be activated through the Local First Arizona website.

Since its roll out last fall, the Localist loyalty program has acquired roughly 700 members statewide. As Localists, members can enjoy perks such as being house DJ for the night at Windsor, having a personal styling session at Frances, attending a private concert at Stinkweeds, and indulging in a VIP experience at Devoured Culinary Classic.

This is, of course, in addition to the date-specific events that Local First offers to entice new members including the current $20 two-month membership to the Heard Museum, as well as the upcoming bread baking class with Hayden Flour Mills, and a raw/vegan dinner and demo with Living Raw by Grace.

For more information on the Localist loyalty program or to become a member yourself, visit

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