Gift cards to boost local shopping across the Gwydir Shire

June 6, 2020

More than twenty local businesses and organisations have signed up to participate in the Why Leave Town gift card program.

The Why Leave Town program is a gift card program that encourages people to shop locally. Cards are purchased and loaded locally, with funds spent at businesses participating in the local area.

Many residents are receiving their first Why Leave Town gift card, as the Gwydir Shire Council reimburses pool season-ticket holders for free heat day concessions.

So how does it work?
If your card already has a preloaded amount on it (such as those which have been provided to pool season-ticket holders) you can use your gift card at any of the following businesses, and you present the card just like you would an eftpos card. You can use part of the amount, or the full amount in a transaction. You can also purchase and load new cards at both the Council offices in Bingara and Warialda.

Participating retailers include: Bingara IGA & Hardware, Bingara Newsagency, Bingara Returned Serviceman’s Club, Dewberry Lane, Gwydir Shire Council (Bingara), Gwydir Shire Council (Warialda), North West Petroleum, Roger Moore Pty Ltd, Sapphire Salt Cave, Warialda Newsagency, Warialda Pharmacy, Warialda Veterinary Clinic, Bingara Bakehouse, Gwydir Meats, Meat on Maitland, McGregor Gourlay Bingara, Rachel Sherman Photography, Ray White Bingara and Warialda, Roxstar Creations and Lush Hair and Beauty Haven.