The Card Network has partnered with The Restaurant and Catering Association, The Australian Hotels Association and the Hair and Beauty Industry of Australia to launch a range of Gift Cards exclusively available at Woolworths to encourage support for Aussie industries hit hardest in recent months.
The Restaurant Gift Card, The Pub and Bar Gift Card, The Pamper Gift Card and The Cinema Gift Card can be redeemed at any cinema, restaurant, pub and bar or hair and beauty salon that accept eftpos – at no cost to the venue or business.
Chef and restaurateur, Matt Moran of Sydney’s Aria, Chiswick, and North Bondi Fish says “The Restaurant Gift Card is a win for the hospitality industry at a time when they need support most and a win for diners, who can use the card at any of their favourite restaurants or bars around the country”.
Unlike any other gift card syndicate on the market with a small number of participating venues, each gift card in the range can be used Australia wide, with the value redeemed across as many businesses in the industry as the recipient chooses. This allows the gift giver to make personalised decisions about the gift they want to give, while the recipient is free to choose exactly where they want to go.
The range is also the first gift card syndicate of its kind valid in areas outside the inner-city, attracting support from key industry bodies.
“As eftpos is the only requirement for redemption, it allows members to benefit from increased trade, both in the current restricted climate and in the post-COVID return to on-premise patronage. This will provide a much needed boost of foot traffic to both our Country Pubs and Metro Pubs alike,” says AHA (VIC) General Manager, Mike Barouche.
TCN hopes to inspire fellow Australians to get behind the hospitality and beauty industries by treating friends, family and loved ones to some much needed indulgence.
“Gift giving doesn’t have to be limited to birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions; there are plenty of reasons to be generous all year around, and this is a really good way to treat the ones you love while investing back into some of Australia’s hardest hit industries, says The Card Network co-founder, Nick Sims.
“By partnering with Woolworths, we’re able to make it convenient for Aussies to get behind their favourite restaurants, pubs, bars and salons at a time when many businesses are trying to get back on their feet. This is more than a short-term initiative; this is about providing long term value,” he says.
The range is available in denominations of $50 or $100 at Woolworths nationally or via TCN’s online store. A digital card can be purchased online and added to a mobile wallet to ‘tap & pay’ with Apple Pay or Android Pay.
The cards have a three-year expiry from date of purchase.
This is TCN’s second collection of Gift Cards following the release of Him, Her, Active, Kids, Home and Baby released in Woolworths late last year.