SHOPPERS had a chance to hear first-hand about the BLISS shopping scheme at a promotional stall in Barnstaple High Street.
A representative of BID Barnstaple joined the North Devon Journal for what turned out to be a hugely successful day.
Many people filled in an application form to join the scheme there and then, while others took leaflets home to fill out and apply afterwards.
Sue Rawle, BID Barnstaple co-ordinator, said: "The scheme just keeps on growing.
"People are beginning to realise that this is a win-win situation whereby they can avail themselves of some excellent discounts offered by many of the participating independent businesses.
"In addition, BLISS customers also have a chance to enter a free prize draw each month to win a prize such as a £50 voucher to spend in participating BLISS stores, or a free Rover 7 Day Parking Permit."
To enter the monthly competition all you have to do is collect six stamps on one of the 12 stamp cards, when you spend £10 or more in a single transaction in a participating business.
Once your monthly stamp card is full, just complete the answer to the monthly qualifying question which will be printed in the North Devon Journal.
Shoppers and visitors to Barnstaple need to keep an eye open for the bright green BLISS window sticker in participating shops and businesses such as QI for Health and Wholeness in Market Street, Barnstaple.
QI offers a warm welcome to customers and has a wide range of quality health foods and associated products, alongside clinical hypnotherapy, aura cleansing, crystal healing, aromatherapy and massage.
When a BLISS card holder books a full body massage with QI, they will receive £10 discount off the full price.
Newcomers can sign up to BLISS by going online at www.blissbarnstaple.co.uk or by telephoning 01271 344311.
Alternatively pick up a BLISS leaflet from one of the participating businesses.