I’ve been working behind the scenes the last few months trying to organize a discount program with various aquatic retailers in the DFW area. This involved visiting with store managers, GMs, and owners. I approached with the attitude to “sell” DFWAPC to the person in charge of making decisions and to explain how I feel a discount program would be mutually beneficial to both parties involved. I consider it to be similar to a symbiotic relationship. The following is the result. I’ll start with a few important parameters. -======================-
You must be a card-carrying member of the DFW Aquatic Plant Club
to take advantage of the following discounts. Membership is an excellent value @ $20 per year. Registration can be easily done online. I will post links at the bottom of this message for the website and “JOIN” links. Believe me when I tell you this will be the best $20 you will spend in this hobby. Membership is good for one year.
Participating stores were given a sample of our membership card to use for verification purposes. An expiration date in listed on member cards and retailers will use this as a measure to confirm current membership. This gives the retailer a level of security and hinders those who demand a club discount without being a member.
If you don’t have your card with you at the time of purchase no discount will be given (unless the retailer knows you or has record of your membership). For example, DNA noted on my account I was to receive a discount on future purchases due to my membership. However, this does not mean DNA will do this for everyone. Tip:
I keep my membership card in my glove compartment and carry it into the stores when I’m shopping.
Discounts may not be combined and may not apply to items on sale, used items, or other low-margin items.
Discounts are given out of generosity and in support of membership in the DFW Aquatic Plant Club. These discounts are a privilege and NOT a right. Due to low profit margin on certain items (such as a tank or a loss-leader), a retailer has the right to refuse to give a discount on items of their choice. Most retailers listed below EXCLUDE tanks from the discount program.
Don’t argue with a retailer over whether an item should be discounted. It’s their decision to make, not ours.
Remember: When you visit a LFS as a DFWAPC member you represent us as a group. If a member gives a retailer a bad impression or acts like an a$$, it harms us all and could result in us losing our discount privileges at a specific LFS. -======================- Please support the generous retailers offering discounts listed below. Aquarium Boutique
9035 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
Website: Discount: 10% on all items. Some exceptions may apply. Aquatic Creations
3420 Broadway, Suite 103
Garland, TX 75043
Website: www.aquaticcreationsonline.com Discount: 15% off all in-stock items. Some exceptions may apply. Creative Water Gardens
2125 West Kingsley Road
Garland, TX 75041
Website: www.creativewatergardens.net Discount: Not Participating * Dallas North Aquarium
2910 E. Trinity Mills Road
Carrollton, TX 75006
Website: www.dallasnorthaquarium.com Discount: 10% off all in-stock items. Some exceptions may apply. Exotic Aquatics
2929 Custer Road
Plano, TX 75075
Website: www.exoticaquaticstexas.com Discount: Pending The Fish Gallery
6955 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
Website: www.thefishgallery.com/Dallas Discount: 15% off livestock (plants, fish, inverts). Some exceptions may apply. The Fish Place
6960 Green Oaks Road
Fort Worth, TX 76116-1715
Website: www.fishplacetx.com Discount: Not Participating * Just for Pets
7989 Belt Line Road, Suite 10
Dallas, TX 75248
Website: www.justforpetsonline.com Discount: 10% off dry goods, 15% off livestock (plants, fish, inverts). Some exceptions may apply. Keller Farms
3405 Denton Highway
Haltom City, TX 76117
Website: www.kellerfish.com Discount: Pending * Metro Fish of Dallas
Carrollton, TX 75006
Website: www.metrofishofdallas.com Discount: 20% off all food items. Some exceptions may apply. Odyssey Pets
Preston Trail Plaza
17390 Preston Road, Suite 240
Dallas, TX 75252
Website: www.odysseypets.biz Discount: 10% on limited dry goods & livestock (plants & fish). Some exceptions apply. Rift to Reef Aquatics
5801 Long Prairie Road, Suite 740
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Website: www.rifttoreefaquatics.com Discount: 10% off dry goods and livestock (plants, fish, inverts). Some exceptions may apply. The True Percula
4780 Little Road
Arlington, TX 76017
Website: www.thetruepercula.com Discount: 10% off all in-stock items. Some exceptions may apply Not Participating * - indicates these retailers have been contacted and chose to not participate in the discount program. Note: I have several other retailers I plan to talk to in the near future and will update this list as needed. Please suggest any you’d like me to contact. -======================- DFW Aquatic Plant Club Website: www.aquatic-plants.org Join: www.aquatic-plants.org/join.html -======================-