Readymoney Cove, Fowey, Cornwall as seen from the water

Did you know that you can benefit from a range of discount card schemes when visiting our lovely little shop at the beach in Fowey? The following discounts are all in store only (but if you sign up to my weekly newsletter here you will get a cheeky 10% discount code for use online):

Readymoney Beach Shop Locals Card

We've been running this card scheme for many years as a thank you to our loyal local customers who visit us all year round, whatever the weather. When I opened the shop I was conscious that the days of the £1 ice lolly from the ice cream van were long past so we introduced the "local's ice cream" - half a scoop on a wafer cone for half the price. Always a popular choice for those of us lucky to live nearby and enjoy our delicious Cornish ice cream on a regular basis!

Never fear, this is not "ripping off tourists" (the accusation has been levelled in the past) and there is no secret under-the-counter pricing system. We are very transparent about who this applies to and the reasons why as explained above. So if you a permanent resident in a PL23 or PL24 postcode please bring down your driving licence, bus pass or bank statement to prove your permanent residency and we'll write you out a card.

These are physical cards only and they must be presented when you order your ice cream, before we scoop it! We cannot put ice cream back if you haven't mentioned the card and we've scooped you a standard single so normal price will be charged. Flakes, fudge sticks etc are charged at normal price, the locals deal just covers the ice cream and the wafer cone. You can also rent one of our "hire not buy" bodyboards for £1 for the whole day by showing your Local's Card.

Pard Card

Launched in September 2023 by the force for good that is Jam & Meme, the Pard Card is another discount scheme to help Cornish locals save a few quid at businesses across Cornwall. We're delighted to be the first Fowey business to sign up to the scheme but we're sure many more will follow. You can find out more information about the card here including how to purchase.

Again, this is a physical card and eligible only for Cornish locals (more detail about that here.) The discount card entitles you to 10% off in store at the time of purchase. You must show the card in order to benefit from the discount and the name on the card must match the card you are paying with (this is Pard Card rules, not ours). Checks will be made to keep the system running fairly so please be mindful of this.

The Bluetits Chill Swimmers

This discount card scheme isn't limited by postcode but relates to a discount card which can be purchased on the Bluetits website. The Bluetits Chill Swimmers are a fabulous community of open water swimmers who encourage anyone and everyone into the water, in wetsuits or not and they certainly played a significant role in introducing me to sea swimming.

Discounts are available from a wide range of businesses of varying sizes and varying locations, both in person and online although mostly with a swim or water related theme. At Readymoney Beach Shop, the Bluetits Chill Swimmers discount card entitles you to 10% purchases in store. Follow the link here for more information about how to obtain yours.