Make dad’s day with an Our Bury St Edmunds gift card

Dads and Grandads in Bury St Edmunds could be given the chance to choose from one or more of 60 different outlets for their Father’s Day gift this year – if they receive an Our Bury St Edmunds Gift Card on Sunday June 20.

And they’ll be helping to support local businesses after the pandemic brought some of the most challenging times seen on the high street.

It means no more agonising over whether to buy socks or a shirt, books or beer as traditional gifts hit the shelves – because the Our Bury St Edmunds Gift Card can be spent in multiple local businesses including pubs, restaurants and entertainment venues as well as local independent and national retailers.

The card, which is promoted by the Business Improvement District (BID) organisation works in the same way as buying a gift card for any individual retailer.

It can be purchased online and sent in the post or picked up at a number of shops in the town centre and loaded with an amount of the giver’s choice. The money is then locked into the local economy rather than one national brand.

Mark Cordell, chief executive officer at Our Bury St Edmunds, said: “The Our Bury St Edmunds Gift Card can be spent in so many different places, there’s no better way to allow the recipient to choose the gift they really want to receive. Dads can indulge in their favourite hobby which could be art materials from Denny Brothers, music from Balaams, cookware from ProCook or bike gadgets from Mick’s Cycles to name just a few.

“Purchasing and giving the card could not be easier, especially now that we have a number of venues in the town centre who stock it including Lorfords, Vinyl Hunter and Buy The Light – or of course buy online via www.ourburystedmunds.com”

Colin Munro is the managing director of Miconex, the company which provides the technology for the Town and City Cards programmes and said the Our Bury St Edmunds Gift Card is the gift of choice for dads:  “Socks are always useful but after a long year of lockdown, we think dads might like something a little different for Father’s Day this year. The Our Bury St Edmunds Gift Card can be spent on a meal with the family, a trip to the pub, or even some new socks if that’s what dad really wants. Best of all though, buying an Our Bury St Edmunds Gift Card shows your support for where you live, helping local businesses to survive and thrive following the latest lockdown.”

The full amount on the Our Bury St Edmunds Card does not need to be spent all at once, and it’s simple to check online how much balance is left, where it’s previously been spent and where it’s accepted, with the number of businesses signing up growing all the time.

For more information or to buy the card online visit www.ourburystedmunds.com

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