Fiver Fest deals from Rochdale town centre’s independent shops and businesses

Date published: 08 October 2020

To encourage people to support local high streets, Rochdale town centre is joining with over 100 independent high streets across the UK, to put on very special £5 offers between 10 - 24 October, in the Totally Locally Fiver Fest.

Paul Ambrose, Business Improvement District Manager said: “Fiver Fest is now a big part of our promotions for the town centre. The independent shops and businesses are what makes our town special and unique. We appreciate it when our community support us, so these offers are to say thank you for that support, and to show just what great value our local businesses are.”

Fiver Fest is a free to join campaign, devised and run by Totally Locally, a grass roots high street organisation that has been helping businesses and high streets to help themselves since 2010 with incredible results.


Chantilly (left) and Petit Bistro (right) are taking part in the Totally Locally Fiver Fest
Chantilly (left) and Petit Bistro (right) are taking part in the Totally Locally Fiver Fest


This Fiver Fest, Totally Locally is partnering with Visa to encourage even more small business owners to sign up to this celebration of independent high streets. Together, they are also calling on consumers to divert £5 of their weekly spend to support the small businesses in their communities.

Fiver Fest is based around the now famous Totally Locally £5 message:

If every adult in Rochdale spent just £5 per week in their local independent shops and businesses, it would mean £21 million per year going directly into our local economy. Which can lead to more jobs, a better high street, a stronger economy and a nicer place to live. Makes you think, doesn’t it?

Spending just £5 a week makes a big difference to high streets and the Fiver Fest is promoting this message.

Fiver Fest has been running successfully in individual towns in the UK and abroad over the past seven years, but in 2019 the team at Totally Locally brought together towns across the country in one big Fiver Fest celebration. 43 towns joined in and the result was remarkable with reports of new customers, people rediscovering shops they hadn’t been into in years and huge sales of £5 offers.

Fiver Fest Offers have been imaginative and varied; from £5 massages, to £5 local meat packs, £5 best-selling book offers to £5 lunch deals and even axe-throwing for £5.

“We know Fiver Fest isn’t going to change the world,” said Chris Sands, of Totally Locally. “But small changes in spending habits can really make a difference to our high streets. Just by diverting £5 of our weekly spend to local independents we give them a fighting chance to thrive. It’s a conversation worth having.”

It is for this reason, that the fourth National Fiver Fest is taking place. This time it’s even more important than ever, as the world has changed during 2020. YouGov research has shown that 59% of shoppers have used more local shops to support them during lockdown.


Flower Studio (left) and FizzBomb (right) are taking part in the Totally Locally Fiver Fest
Flower Studio (left) and FizzBomb (right) are taking part in the Totally Locally Fiver Fest


Paul Ambrose added: “This year we have 20 £5 special offers from our amazing independent shops and this is a great opportunity to treat yourself or pick up a few Christmas presents for friends and family.

All the offers can be found on the Loyal Free app which brings you exclusive deals and loyalty schemes, exciting local events, interactive trails and competitions.

You can download the LoyalFree app for free or search ‘LoyalFree’ on the iOS App Store or Google Play store.

Participating Rochdale Town Centre businesses and their £5 special offers:

Candy Kabin, 14 – 16 Newgate OL16 1BA

  • 4 American soda cans £5

Number Ten Gallery, 10 Baillie St, Rochdale OL16 1JG

  • Children’s jigsaws half price at £5

TMST, 61 Yorkshire St, Rochdale OL16 1BZ

  • 2 for £5 on selected shoes and sandals

Health Food Shop, 2 Cheetham Street Rochdale, OL16 1DL

  • One-a-day (90 days’ worth) multivitamins £5

Tanfantastic, 26 St Mary's Gate, Rochdale OL16 1DZ

  • 15 mins session £5

Browns Family Jewellers, 116 Yorkshire St, Rochdale OL16 1LA

  • Precious metal dip £5

Jordan’s Eggs, Wheatsheaf Centre

  • 30 XL eggs £5

GW Menswear, Wheatsheaf Centre, OL16 1JZ

  • Selected T-Shirts £5

Browns Cakes, 14 St Mary's Gate, Rochdale OL16 1DZ

  • Two cheese & onion pies and two apple pies £5

Heaven Scents, 3 Baillie Street, OL16 1JJ

  • 6 mini bath bombs for £5

Flower Studio, The Kiosk, Lord Square, Yorkshire St, Rochdale OL16 1ED

  • Bouquet £5

Adam James, 68 Drake St, Rochdale OL16 1PA

  • Eyebrow wax £5

Petit Bistro, 16 Baillie St, Rochdale OL16 1JG

  • All day breakfast £5

Chantilly,  4 Cheetham St, Rochdale OL16 1DL

  • Selected knickers £5

Laughing Loaf, 1B The Walk, Rochdale OL16 1EP

  • Caribbean lunch meal £5

Gregory Couzens Hair Studio, Unit 7 The Walk, Rochdale OL16 1EP

  • Handmade soaps, two for £5

Headquarters Unisex Barbers and Salon, 9 The Walk, Rochdale OL16 1EP

  • OAP dry cut £5

Fairtrade shop, Unit 7 The Walk, Rochdale OL16 1EP

  • Handmade organic facemasks £5

Roasted & Toasted, 17 The Butts, Rochdale OL16 1ES

  • Coffee and a cake £5 

Fizz Bomb, Wheatsheaf Centre

  • Five wax melts £5

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