Hospitality gift cards launch nationwide
The Restaurant Gift Card and The Pub and Bar Gift Card have launched exclusively in Woolworths at a time when the hospitality industry needs them the most.
The Card Network, in partnership with The Restaurant and Catering Association, The Australian Hotels Association and Woolworths, has launched a collection of gift cards that can be redeemed at any restaurant, pub or bar across Australia that accepts eftpos – that’s more than 20,000 hospitality venues Australia wide.
Unlike any other gift card syndicate on the market that has a limited number of participating venues, The Restaurant Gift Card and The Pub and Bar Gift Card allow Aussies to choose everything from fine dining at their favourite top-class restaurant in the city to takeaway from their local country pizza shop. The cards are also commission free for vendors – making it a win for the venue and a win for the hospitality industry.
“By partnering with Woolworths, Australia’s largest gift card sales channel, we’re able to make it convenient for Australians to get behind their favourite restaurants and bars at a time when many hospitality businesses are trying to get back on their feet,” says The Card Network co-founder, Nick Sims. “This is more than a short-term initiative; this is about providing long term value.”
Restaurant & Catering CEO Wes Lambert says, “With no fee to the purchaser and no cost to our restaurant partners, these cards are an amazing new initiative – particularly when restaurant owners need all the support they can get right now”.
The Restaurant Gift Card and The Pub and Bar Gift Card are available in denominations of $50 or $100 at Woolworths nationally or via TCN’s online store. A digital card can also be purchased online and added to a mobile wallet to “tap & pay” with Apple Pay or Android Pay. Both gift cards have a three-year expiry from date of purchase.