Frequently asked questions

  1. Why can I only receive the discount from certain companies?
  2. What money does Council put toward the rebate scheme?
  3. What does Switch your thinking use sponsorship money for?
  4. Can I receive the discount retrospectively?
  5. Can my builder access Rewards for Residents on my behalf?
  6. I own or run a business, how can my business be involved in Rewards for Residents?
  7. What it I find a cheaper quote?
  8. Who can I contact to discuss Rewards for Residents further?

Why can I only receive the discount from certain companies?

The Rewards for Residents scheme is essentially a series of discounts offered to residents and staff of Switch your thinking Councils by program sponsors. Council does not provide funding to sponsors to participate in the program, in fact, sponsors give financial support to Switch your thinking to help develop and deliver a wide range of community environmental projects. All companies have the opportunity to become a sponsor and support local greenhouse action, however only companies who sell environmental/sustainable products or services and pass the selection process can be involved in Rewards for Residents.

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What money does Council put toward the rebate scheme?

Council does not provide funding to sponsors to participate in the project, the discount comes directly from the company selling the product.

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What does Switch your thinking use sponsorship money for?

Funding provided by corporate sponsorship is used to develop community environmental initiatives such as free workshops web resources on sustainable living and school projects. These projects are delivered to the communities of participating Councils at no cost to participants.

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Can I receive the discount retrospectively?

Rewards for Residents works as a "point of sale" discount and therefore is not retrospective.

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Can my builder access Rewards for Residents on my behalf?

Rewards for Residents is intended for residential and commercial sales only and cannot be applied to trade purchases. Trade purchases are generally negotiated privately and include bulk purchase prices. Most builders will be able negotiate prices below that of those offered through Rewards for Residents.

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I own or run a business, how can my business be involved in Rewards for Residents?

To enquire about becoming a sponsor contact the Switch your thinking team at [email protected]

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What it I find a cheaper quote?

It is always a good idea to shop around for at least three quotes. If you can find an equivalent product that you feel is better value or better suited to your needs than the products promoted through Rewards for Residents, please feel free to purchase it! You will be creating positive environmental change through your purchase.

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Who can I contact to discuss Rewards for Residents further?

We would love to hear from you. Please contact us.

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