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New Causeway Coast and Glens Gift Card scheme offers an exciting opportunity for businesses

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is calling on businesses across the region to sign up to its new gift card scheme.

The ‘Causeway Coast and Glens Gift Card’ aims to encourage more spending in the local area as it is can only be used in registered retail outlets, bars, hotels, cafes, restaurants and tourism experiences located in the Borough.

So far, over 160 businesses are involved and Council now wants to hear from others who are interested in taking part. It’s free to join, and there are no additional charges.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Sean Bateson said: “This is a hugely positive scheme for the business community across the Borough, which actively encourages residents and visitors to ‘shop local’. By choosing this gift card as a present for yourself or others, you are ensuring that your money is spent in the area which is a welcome boost for our traders and town centres. The more participants we have, the more successful this scheme will be and I would encourage all our business people to sign up now and be a part of this innovative project. By working together, we can lock-in additional revenue for the Borough, encourage local spending and increase footfall in our towns.”

The programme uses the existing MasterCard swipe card infrastructure, ensuring that payment is instant via your swipe card machine. There are no additional charges for accepting the gift card as a form of payment. Businesses will simply be charged the same fee as normal for all other MasterCard debit cards transactions.

Anyone can purchase the Causeway Coast and Glens Gift Card as a flexible present for friends and family. Recipients can choose to spend the balance in one transaction, or it can be used for multiple purchases up to the value of the card.

To get involved or to find out more please email catrina.mcneill@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk. You can also phone 028 7034 7299 or 07517988161

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