About Us

About Us

From favourite restaurants to borderline-essential hair salons to hotels with sentimental significance, not to mention your local pub, we all have places that are important to us, and all of them face great difficulty under the Covid 19 lockdown. 

Save My Spot aims to ensure that the spots that are important to you, and the people they employ, will have the means to reopen when the time comes. When you buy a Corona Coupon, you won't just be getting a discount for your favourite hangout, helping out a small business owner, and keeping others employed, you'll also be contributing a portion of the money you spend at Save my Spot to charities that help to uplift and empower South Africans and develop our nation. Think of this as a Pay-it-forward investment towards securing your pre-Covid 19 lifestyle.


Origin

In the height of the Covid 19 Crisis, The Bathurst Development Trust supported a feeding scheme to assist the poorest and hungriest of the people in our local community. Before the Covid 19 crisis, the Trust undertook developmental projects in the impoverished Eastern Cape of South Africa. The Trust’s projects included the provision of sports venues and equipment, playground equipment and musical instruments to local schools and clubs assisting people to establish sustainable food gardens and small businesses and raising funds to preserve local heritage assets.

While helping the retrenched and locked-down staff of closed establishments, we realised that many restaurants, pubs, hotels, hairdressers and other locked-down businesses would be unable to trade for many months, carrying huge financial costs. So Save My Spot was born – an online shop where patrons can help their selected establishment/s to weather the financial storm of the coronavirus shut down and at the same time assist a charity of their choice and the Trust that seeks to uplift residents of one of South Africa’s poorest communities.

How it works

The businesses listed on Save my Spot are facing some of the most difficult times in living memory. Their cash flow has reduced to nearly nothing, if not totally ceased, and they find themselves unable to keep their loyal staff employed, and may not have the funds required to reopen, all while the wider South African society is also in dire need. 

Save my Spot gives these small businesses a chance to offer their loyal customers a safe way to support them, while also contributing to worthy charities across the country. 

Every time someone buys a Corona Coupon through Save my Spot, their contributions are shared between the business they elect to support, the charity of their choice and Save my Spot's parent organisation, the Bathurst Development Trust (NPO No. NPO 237-594). A small percentage is also retained to pay the developers of Save my Spot.