What is CampSaver?

Initiated by the NZMCA for the first time in 2019, CampSaver is a proactive FREE program designed to increase occupancy in your campground.

It's a win/win for both campground operators and members. By offering an affordable rate to NZMCA members, campgrounds can receive necessary income from sites that usually sit unused during months outside the peak season.

There are two seperate seasons of CampSaver - Winter & Summer - slightly different, but both with the same great benefits for campgrounds. 

CampSaver Winter (the off-season program) has run for two successful seasons - 2019 and 2020. In late 2020 CampSaver Summer (the shoulder season program) was introuduced and ran for one season.

The 2021 Off-season

To be part of the program, in return for FREE marketing to our 100,000+ members, simply offer the CampSaver rate to NZMCA members, for the CampSaver period.

The Rate: $22 for 2 ($15 for 1) in a vehicle per night on a powered site. Extra adults $11, children $5.

The Off-season: From April 1st – October 31st, 2021.

Exclusions: all public holidays/long weekends (incl. Easter, Anzac, Queen's Birthday, Labour Day, all area anniversaries) and other peak periods at select campgrounds (i.e. high occupancy periods such as during local events)

Additional information about the Winter rate

You may already have your own definition of what you consider a ‘child’ & possibly choose to offer specific ages free of charge. Charge the price you would for children in a vehicle at $5 (only applies to children rates).
You may have facilities included in the cost of a powered site, as well as facilities that have a small additional fee. Charge the additional fees for use of facilities not included in site cost as you currently do, during CampSaver. The CampSaver rate does not apply to additional costs for facilities.
You can join even if your campground will be closed for a period of time, during the CampSaver period (depending on duration), provided the approximate dates/months are given at the start of the program (e.g. campground closed for maintenance, bad weather conditions, travel).
Although all public holidays/long weekends have been excluded from the program you can choose to offer the CampSaver rate at any dates during this period should you wish to increase occupancy. If you have any other specific dates which you experience high occupancy, advise via email - [email protected]
You can choose the max length of nights a member can stay at your campground on the Campsaver rate if you do not wish to offer the rate for long term stays. Once a member has stayed the max. number of nights on the rate, they must move along, pay full price, or negotiate for a longer stay. Once a member has redeemed CampSaver at your camp if they return, it is up to your discretion whether they can redeem the CampSaver rate.

Conditions for NZMCA members to redeem the rate:

  1. CampSaver is only for active, financial NZMCA members. Memberships are non-transferrable and should not be lent to non-members for them to redeem the rate. Campgrounds are entitled to request secondary proof of identification, to verify this.
  2. A membership card (or silver financial card) should be presented at campgrounds & the CampSaver rate requested to be used. Failure to mention or ask to use the rate may result in the campground charging their normal rate.
  3. For a non-member travelling with an NZMCA member, to have the rate extended to them they must be travelling in the same vehicle as the card holder. If they are travelling in a separate vehicle they are not entitled to the discount.
  4. Select participating campgrounds have a limited number of powered sites. It is a first come, first serve basis, and if powered sites are not available, a non-powered site will be offered at the CampSaver rate.

The Marketing Benefits of CampSaver

CampSaver allows members to easily find campgrounds in amongst 400+ throughout New Zealand.

By being listed in the NZMCA Travel Directory your campground can be found by members. But with CampSaver, participating campgrounds will be the first choice for members when choosing where to camp as members receive the CampSaver guarantee that these campgrounds offer the best rates.

An official CampSaver webpage

At www.nzmca.org.nz/campsaver members can find out all about CampSaver

Exclusive CampSaver Competition - NEW

Each month there will be great giveaways for members as an incentive to encourage them to make the most of CampSaver campgrounds.

Promotion in The Motor Caravanner

CampSaver pages in each bi-monthly issue of the members-only magazine.

CampSaver Signage

Signage to identify campgrounds affiliated with the NZMCA as part of CampSaver is available for display at campgrounds, including indoor window stickers and outdoor weatherproof stickers. A digital copy of the CampSaver logo is gifted to participating campgrounds for own marketing purposes.

Prominent category in the NZMCA App

In the members-only app where members can search for all sites listed in our Travel Directory there is a CampSaver category listing all current participating sites.

Facebook & Instagram

Recurring posts about CampSaver (through the members only FB page, public FB page and Instagram) during the CampSaver period. Ability for NZMCA to share relevant content from participating campgrounds FB posts, and liaise with campgrounds for collaborative content.

Your campground featured in the ONLINE Motor Caravanner

Each campground will receive a 50-70 word piece about their campground alongside a photo of the camp. This will be featured in an article within the duration of the CampSaver period & always accessible from the CampSaver webpage.

CampSaver Winter Application Form

Please fill out the form to join CampSaver. You will be contacted in approximately 1-7 days about your application. Once this has been verbally confirmed, you will be processed as a 'CampSaver Campground' and visible to members as such. 

Terms & Conditions of CampSaver: 

By submitting this form you formally agree with the below. Once this application is approved, this form will serve as official documentation stating that you will honour these conditions in full:

  1. You are an official registered campground and have a license/certificate to operate as one
  2. You will offer the $22 CampSaver rate for 2 people in a vehicle, for a powered site (charge for extra adults $11, children $5)
  3. You will offer the $15 max One Person rate for a powered site
  4. If a powered site is not avaliable, a non-powered site will be offered at the same rate (or lesser rate, at your discretion)
  5. You will offer the rate for the entire CampSaver period, from April 1 to October 31 for the year 2021 (involvement confirmed annually)
  6. The rate will be given when members request it, upon showing a valid membership card

Must be the owner or manager

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