Compass Card myth-busting
The Compass Team at Amaze sometimes comes across some odd myths about the Compass Card. So we thought we’d bring them all together in one place and bust them!
Myth number 1
“Most of the Compass Card offers are in Brighton & Hove.”
Not true! The Compass Card started in Brighton & Hove back in 2003 and there are plenty of established offers here. However, there are around three times as many offers in and around West Sussex as there are in Brighton & Hove. That’s pretty much what you’d expect because the population of West Sussex is about three times the size of Brighton & Hove.
Myth number 2
“I can’t use my Compass Card in Brighton & Hove or in West Sussex.”
Yes you can! Virtually every one of the offers on the Compass Card are shared between Brighton & Hove and West Sussex. So if you download the free Compass Card *app to your iPhone or Android smartphone, you can access all the offers you can see – yes, all of them! There are just four offers that aren’t shared: Brighton & Hove Libraries, West Sussex Libraries, SussexSport gym in Falmer and Make Your Mark art workshops in Brighton.
* To download the app, search ‘compass card’ in the App Store or Google Play and download the West Sussex version if you have a Compass Card WSx or the Brighton & Hove version if you have Compass Card B&H.
Myth number 3
“There’s nothing on the card for my child.”
We’re willing to bet there is! We know it can be difficult to persuade some children and young people to try new things and that choosing leisure is challenging when your child has complex needs, but with 300 venues in and around Sussex providing Compass Card deals, there really is something for everyone, everywhere. What’s more, if your child is a stay in wheelchair user, you can filter Compass Card venues on the app and Compass Card website according to their proximity to hoist-assisted changing facilities.
Myth number 4
“There are only offers at leisure centres”
A big no to that one! There’s a huge range of places with Compass Card offers, including cinemas, cafes, tenpin bowling alleys, libraries, farms, museums, theatres, zoos, soft play facilities, golf courses, gardens, trampoline parks, tennis courts, hair salons, horse riding centres, taxis, go karts and many, many more. Oh, and we do have offers at about 35 leisure centres too.
Myth number 5
“The application form is too long and complicated to fill in.”
Oh no it isn’t! Ok, we know the form looks a bit forbidding, but this is not like filling in a DLA or PIP application and there’s a lovely free Compass Card at the end of it. You don’t need any paperwork to hand and we reckon it will take you 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Grab yourself a coffee and a piece of cake and get cracking! We do understand of course if you have difficulty filling in forms – leave a message on 0300 123 9186 and we’ll do our best to help.
To find out more, check out our ‘What is the Compass Card?’ page or email email@example.com. Alternatively, you can call and leave a message on 0300 123 9186.
Download the free Compass Card app to see all our regular Compass Card offers. Find out more about the app below. Or see our website offers page here.