Shop Discounts To Entice Train users


Newmarket train commuters are going to be offered discounts at 35 Newmarket shops as part of a promotion during February.

The “Train Treats” deal is that if you show your train tickets to the participating Newmarket retailers from February 1 for that month, you get discounts.

Deals include

  • $50 off international holidays from Flight Centre at Newmarket
  • 15% off homewares from Freedom Furniture
  • 10% of any purchase at Animalia Petstore,
  • receive a free health and body age assessment from Configure Express
  • 10% discount off bills at the Cock and Bill,
  • $50 of any purchase of new prescription sunglasses or complete prescription sunglasses from Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear.

The promotion is being run by ARTA and the Newmarket Business Association.




  1. Matt says:

    What a great idea (as long as ARTA aren’t funding it). I think that this should be done by other places near train lines, Sylvia Park, Lynnmall, West city etc

  2. Joshua says:

    I also noticed they were advertising take the train on traffic updates today, On ZM that is. Well done.

  3. Jon C says:

    Excellent idea Matt. Sylvia Park’s a sitter for it but so is LynnMall to celebrate the opening of New Lynn’s new hub around July.

  4. Marwan says:

    bullshit! 50% off international travel? Are you serious?

  5. Matt L says:

    @Marwan $50 not 50%

  6. Jon C says:

    @Marwan Before you rush out and buy a world trip…that reads $50 off not 50%!

  7. James Pole says:


    That’s a great idea though. I suspect this idea came about due to the Newmarket Business Association? Which could be why it hasn’t been done near other stations.

  8. jarbury says:

    Well mall owners such as Westfield could do a similar deal if they wanted to. A very good idea and something I suspect we will see more of.

  9. James Pole says:

    Westfield?! Ha! They’re as anti-rail as it is possible to be…

  10. Jimmy says:

    Wow, those are pretty good deals.
    When I read the title I was expecting things like a free coffee or something.
    Now lets just hope trains are running a bit smoother through Newmarket next month.


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