NOWU$ FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for both Members and Providers

How it Works

NOWU$ [now-us] is a community based savings program designed to direct people towards local businesses, while giving NOWU$ members a discount for patroning the providers.

The program is coordinated by the National Organized Workers Union (NOWU), and exists to offset its members Union Dues each year.

To become a member of the NOWU$ Savings Program, you must be a current member of NOWU (National Organized Workers Union). The process of joining NOWU is simple, and is described in greater detail on the NOWU Organize website (click here to visit).
Enjoying a discount is extremely easy. Please follow these steps:
  1. Obtain a NOWU Membership Card by attending your next General Membership Meeting
  2. Locate a discount on the NOWU$ Map, or Discount listing.
  3. Have your NOWU Membership Card when you visit or contact the selected provider
  4. It's that easy, enjoy the savings!
Becoming a NOWU$ Savings Program provider is extremely easy. A PDF instructional for easy access can be found by clicking here, or you can complete the following steps:
  1. Download a NOWU$ provider form by clicking here
  2. Complete the form electronically through Adobe Acrobat Reader
  3. Print the form and sign the bottom of it
  4. Send the completed form to tim@nowu.ca by either scanning it, or taking a photo of it
  5. That's it, super easy! Please inform your staff you have now become a NOWU$ provider

For NOWU$ Members

Obtaining a NOWU Membership card is easy. You simply have to attend your next General Membership Meeting and request one. We are also in the middle of creating a Digital version of the card you can access through the NOWU Member Portal.
Please contact the NOWU$ Savings Program coordinator by clicking here. When we launch the Digital Membership card this issue will be a thing of the past, please stay tuned.
You can easily refer a potential provider by having them access the NOWU$ Savings Program website and clicking on the 'Provider Sign Up' link. It's located at the top of the page in the menu.

For NOWU$ Providers

Becoming a NOWU$ Savings Program provider is extremely easy. Simply fill out the Provider application form by clicking here.
Please contact the NOWU$ Savings Program coordinator (Matt Laframboise) by clicking here.
Please contact the NOWU$ Savings Program coordinator (Matt Laframboise) by clicking here.

Other Questions

We take situations like this seriously. Please check the following:
  • Make sure your NOWU Membership Card isn't expired
  • Make sure you are currently a member of the National Organized Workers Union
  • Please double check the discount listed on the website. Some providers have specific locations listed.
If the above criteria is met, please email your concer with a detail description to the NOWU$ Savings Program coordinator (Matt Laframboise) at matt@nowus.ca.
Unfortunately many of our providers have had to temporarily close due to the global pandemic, and won't be able to offer our members discounts. However, there are still some providers which are remaining open. Please click on specific providers to see which will be remaining open during these difficult times.

The Future of NOWU$

Absolutely! We will not shy away from any benefitial discount the NOWU$ program can offer. The NOWU$ Savings Program is first and foremost a community based savings program, although larger organizations are still part of our community.

Our first stage of growth is to focus on the smaller businesses in our community, then move to larger providers. If you are a larger provider, or know one that is willing to provide a discount, please direct them to this sign up page.