Great American Opportunities Announces Acquisition of City Saver

Addition of High-Quality Coupon Book Rounds Out Mix of Robust Fundraising Product Offerings

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 19, 2018 – Great American Opportunities, a member of the Southwestern Family of Companies, announces its acquisition of City Saver, the creator of the popular City Saver fundraiser coupon book. The coupon book will enter select markets this fall before becoming available in all markets in the United States and Canada in the next few years.

Since 1975, Great American Opportunities has remained dedicated to helping kids fundraise, having assisted schools and organizations to raise over $5.5 billion through magazine, cookie dough, quality gift brochure and discount card fundraisers. The addition of the City Saver discount book to the company’s current range of products is expected to further drive the success of fundraising campaigns.

Considered among the top-selling discount book companies nationwide, City Saver’s product offers substantive discounts from reputable, sought-after merchants in highly localized areas. The book offers over 300 pages of coupons worth thousands of dollars, and buyers also have access to a free mobile app, making it easy to redeem coupons without carrying the book with them.

“City Saver’s product is completely different from any other discount coupon book, and our customers are already genuinely excited to have it available,” says Aaron Lynn, President of Great American Opportunities. “Our sales representatives look forward to this new product that offers added value to fundraising schools and organizations while also strengthening community ties between the fundraisers and merchants included in the book.”

City Saver CEO Tom Beach and Vice President Jerry Vaughn officially joined the Great American staff on July 2. Additionally, Matt Allen, VP of Sales Operations Integration, will be partnering with Beach and working closely with Great American representatives to successfully integrate the City Saver program into all markets. Jade Roper will serve as Great American City Saver Merchant Trainer and partner with Vaughn to provide training materials, resources and training calls for merchant representatives.

“When my wife Kristin and I started City Saver 15 years ago, we had a dream of growing it across the country and joining forces with Great American makes that dream come true,” says Tom Beach, CEO of City Saver. “I am so excited that our product will continue to help schools and organizations raise money and help people save money all over the nation.”

About Great American Opportunities:

Founded in 1975, Nashville-based Great American Opportunities is a member of the Southwestern Family of Companies and helps schools and organizations fundraise with highly-profitable campaigns including magazine, cookie dough, discount card and quality gift brochure fundraisers. Committed to the primary goal of helping children achieve personal goals and learn life skills, Great American has helped organizations across the United States earn more than $5.5 billion in profits. Through participation in Great American fundraising programs, students learn important life skills and build self-confidence while raising funds. For more information on Great American, please visit swfundraising.wpengine.com.

About the Southwestern Family of Companies:

Established in Nashville, Tennessee in 1855, Southwestern Family of Companies is the largest and oldest private corporation in Tennessee with operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Estonia, Singapore and Canada. The Southwestern Family of Companies is comprised of 16 companies across industries with the shared goals of building people and helping customers. Current members of the family of companies include Great American Opportunities, the largest school fundraising business worldwide; Southwestern Investments; Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct sales business in the U.S.; Southwestern Tax Services; Southwestern Real Estate; Southwestern Publishing; Wildtree – one of the fastest-growing party planning businesses in the U.S.; Southwestern Travel; Global Educational Concepts; Southwestern Insurance – offering property and casualty insurance; Southwestern Consulting; and SBR – a speaking, coaching, and consulting business. For more information on the Southwestern Family of Companies, visit www.southwestern.com.