The Accord Card, Aberdeen City Council's smartcard, not only provides concessionary Travel to anyone aged 60 and over and many disabled people, it also gives secondary school pupils access to Cashless Catering at all of Aberdeen City Council's secondary schools and can be used as your library membership card across all of the City's libraries.
Whether you are 18 and want to buy a drink at a pub or you are 15 and want to buy tickets at a cinema, you may find the Accord Card useful as Proof of Age without having to carry your passport or driving licence around.
Depending on your circumstances, you may also qualify for Access to Leisure. That could be anything from FREE swimming to DISCOUNTS on sporting and leisure activities to HALF PRICE childcare! Visit the Access to Leisure to find out more.
What's more, the Accord Card is FREE and Aberdeen City residents can also get up to 50% discount on many things from leisure, sport to audio visual lending at libraries across the City.
Aberdeen International Youth Festival 2014
For the second year Aberdeen International Youth Festival and the Accord Card have joined forces to offer Aberdeen City residents a great deal by giving away 100 FREE tickets to more than 25 of the festivals shows and events. What's more, in conjunction with First Bus Aberdeen we also offered Accord Card holders the chance to win on of two Golden Accord Cards.
The prize draw for both free tickets and the Golden Accord Card's has now closed and all winners will be informed in the next few days.
Please don't forget that all Accord Card holders can get 15% off tickets to any of the shows and performances in this year's festival. Simply show your Accord Card or quote your Accord Card number when purchasing tickets at the Box Office.
Introduction of the
Primary School Meal System
Aberdeen City Council's Catering Service is about to introduce a new Primary School Meal System to Airyhall Primary School as a pilot and with the view to roll out to all of the councils primary schools in the future. The system, which has been developed by the Accord Card team and replaces the current paper meal tickets, works with 'electronic accounts'. Each pupil has their own Kidz Card with their name and individual card number. The card is used in the classroom to order lunch. Having an account also means that you can top-up your child's account online and we send you a weekly alert to let you know your child's balance. You can also opt into further alerts by using the options on the Cashless Catering page.
We created a short video called Primary School Meals for you and your child that explains how the system works.
If your child is a pupil at Airyhall Primary School you have/or will shortly receive a letter and leaflet with more details on the new system. If you have any questions regarding the new system at Airyhall Primary School contact us on 01224 346834 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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YOUNG SCOTS Rewards gives you the chance to experience the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games!
Take part in a Legacy 2014 Rewards activity for your chance to attend the hottest sporting event in Scotland, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games!
Limited tickets will be available across all 17 sports, ranging from the Opening Ceremony to the Diving and Track and Field.
Visit the Young Scots Rewards - Commonwealth Games 2014 website to find out more.
PAY AS YOU GO DRIVING
Now with fantastic lower rates!
From 1 March 2014 Co-wheels have simplified their tariffs and lowered their day rate.
Hourly rates will start from just £3.75 / hour, mileage rates will be slashed to 13 pence per mile.
What's more use your Accord Card as your membership card and you get FREE membership and £20 driving credit. Find out more at our Pay As You Go Driving website.
NOW AVAILABLE - Balance Alerts for your child's Accord Card!
Parents and carers can now receive balance alerts for their child's Accord Card via text and/or email, so you know when their Accord Card needs to be topped-up. Visit Sign Up For Balance Alerts website for more information.