DIA Membership has its privileges! Everybody knows the benefits of shopping local. To make it even better, DIA is encouraging businesses in downtown Hilo to offer specials for DIA members (like a kama’aina discount, but for folks who support our downtown). If your business will reward people for being current DIA members and shopping downtown, we all benefit! Tell us what you will offer card-carrying members, and DIA will promote your business. We’ve got decals for your shop window too! Members – tuck your membership card into your wallet, and when you shop in downtown ask about specials for DIA! Some exclusions apply and new specials are added often, so ask!

Unique Marketing Opportunity Here’s a way to attract new customers and encourage shopping in Hilo. Offer an incentive (freebie, special, discount, etc.) to card-carrying DIA members and DIA will promote your offer in our newsletters & email blasts – FREE!!! Contact: marketing@downtownhilo.com.

On Going Deals

Garden Exchange – 5% off most everything in the store.

Café Pesto – get a FREE dessert with your meal on your Birthday!

Big Island Baby Rentals – 20% off all 1st week of rental fees! (Hilo deliveries only).

Mermade Spa- 15% off all services.

Pineapples Restaurant – Free coffee, tea, or soda with your meal

Extreme Exposure Gallery – Inquire in the gallery for member discount

KnR Consultants – 20% off hourly consulting or fixed design fees (up to $1000 off)

Aloha Grown – 10% OFF Aloha Grown merchandise, in-store only. Not combinable with other offers.

Papa’a Palaoa Bakery – Free cookie with purchase.

The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo – 10% off one regular priced item – some exclusions apply.

Hilo Naturapathic Clinic – 10% off most products and services (physician fees)

Big Island Running Co – 10% off regularly priced shoes

 T-Mobile – waived activation fees ($20 value PER line) for any Business members and 20% off any accessory in store


2016 New Member Marketing Deals

Hawaii Tribune Herald

  • 50% Off Retail Advertising Display Rate
  • 50% Off Color for one ad unto one full page

Les is More Printing & Graphics

  • 20% off ALL design services 


  • New Domain Registrations with basic hosing and email (you@yourname.com), Two years for the price of one. Expires 6/30/16


  • $25/month Bronze Package (Normally $97/month)


To get the discount or offer, the person must show his or her current DIA membership card.  

The DIA newsletter with the above offers will be promoted in 4 ways:

  • mailed to DIA’s current membership, about 130 businesses and supporters of downtown
  • E-blasted to 450 people on the DIA list 
  • linked to Café Pesto’s E-list which to goes out to 3,000 people (yes, 3,000!) 
  • distributed by hand door to door in Downtown Hilo