Keen to support a local business using discounts earned with kindness? Make the most of all that extra time you have in lockdown and join around 5,500 other Novocastrians who are using Lean in Newy.
Lean in Newy is a Newcastle based app that incentivises kindness and community through challenges, and it's pretty easy to get involved!
- Download the Lean in Newy app on Apple or Android
- Register your details
- Start taking challenges (more on challenges below)
- Earn kindness points
- Redeem your points for rewards!
Rewards come in the form of vouchers for discounts at local businesses, of which there are 100+ signed up to the program. This includes iconic Newy fashion retailers, beauty, health and fitness providers, home and living stores, entertainment providers, food retailers and more. You can even use your rewards to donate to a worthy cause such as Dog Rescue Newcastle or Newcastle Toy Run.
The initiative is having a real impact on our local businesses, with Lean in Newy members contributing over $4k worth of rewards each week to local businesses in return for their community spirit. The best part is, City of Newcastle provides a full rebate on the cost of the discount every time Lean in Newy members redeem a reward, so the businesses are never out of pocket at a time when they really need our support.
Take a challenge
There's been over 28,000 kindness challenges completed through the Lean in Newy app to date. Whether you want to complete a random act of kindness, pitch in with some volunteer work, or stay connected by creating an online group, there's a wide range of challenges waiting for you – and they change frequently so there's always something new to do!
Keen to get involved? Here's the lowdown on some of the challenges so you can see just how easy it is to get involved and support local in a COVID-safe way:
- Show us your composting system to earn 200 points
- Do some art and share it with your street for 200 points
- Earn 1000 points for donating blood or plasma to help save lives
- Get the COVID vaccination for 1,000 points
- Throw a virtual dinner party to support your loved ones, and earn 200 points
- Help an elder get online to earn 100 points
- Place a cuddly toy in your window or garden and bring some joy to the local kids on a bear hunt during lockdown, and earn 200 points
- Show us your face mask art for 500 points
Being rewarded is easy! When you've earnt enough points by taking challenges, you can go to the rewards section and redeem your points for an electronic voucher that you can use for an online purchase, click and collect, or take-away. There are heaps of amazing offers available…
- Redeem 3000 points for a $30 voucher at Wildflower Space, a creative retail space that combines a love of fashion and design
- Redeem 1000 points to enjoy $10 off take-away from Susuru Ramen and Gyoza
- Redeem 500 points to buy one large coffee and enjoy a second one for free at Dark Horse Espresso
- Redeem 1500 points and enjoy $15 off when you spend $60 or more at Hunter Organic Foods
So, if you're looking for a way to support our community during lockdown, join Lean in Newy today. It's so easy to start earning kindness points and be rewarded with discounts from local businesses.
Be the kind, the Newy kind.