MidCoast residents win cash-loaded gift cards

Published on 20 October 2020


The #ShopMidCoast gift cards are well and truly in circulation after an exciting launch month and 11 lucky winners sharing a prize pool of $2000 in cash-loaded cards.

“Our first month has seen over 200 gift cards being activated with more than $10,000 loaded onto them, which will now all be spent through local businesses,” said MidCoast Council’s Coordinator of Economic Growth, Robyn Brennan.

“We’re also very excited to see over 170 businesses, right across the MidCoast region, become participants – offering so much choice when it comes to spending your #ShopMidCoast gift card.”

The #ShopMidCoast card has the benefit of no other gift card – it can be used at multiple venues multiple times until the money runs out and has a three year expiry. This makes it a great way to share the money amongst local businesses who have been affected by the drought, bush fires and COVID19. 

“Businesses across the MidCoast are embracing new ways to do business, and it’s great to see so many have already jumped on board the Why Leave Town program.”

Every card purchased and registered during the launch month of September was entered into the draw to win one of 10 #ShopMidCoast gift cards worth $100 each, plus a major draw for a $1000 card that can be used across the region. 

Mayor David West conducted the draw at Council’s chambers, selecting the winners who shared in a prize pool of $2,000.

For the names of the winners, click here.

The #ShopMidCoast gift cards can be purchased at 20 local stores throughout the MidCoast region. Go to our Gift Card page for a full list of stores where you can buy and use the card or to purchase gift cards online. Cards purchased online can be posted direct to you or the recipient if they’re a gift, ready to #ShopMidCoast.

The #ShopMidCoast gift card program is completely free for MidCoast businesses to join and participate, with social media support and advice also provided. If you are a small business wanting to get involved please visit the link above or contact Council’s Economic Development team.

Online, just search the hashtags #ShopMidCoast #whyleavetown and #barringtoncoast to find supporting businesses in the area who are on board.

This initiative is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with MidCoast Council, and encourages locals to shop locally, boosting local businesses and keeping jobs here on the MidCoast.