Give friends and family the freedom to choose whatever they wish for this Christmas with an Athlone Gift Voucher, a new initiative of Athlone Chamber.
Available from this week, the Athlone Gift Voucher is a multi-store Gift Voucher that can be spent in over 50 shops, restaurants, hotels, and businesses in Athlone.
The main point of sale for the new gift voucher is Athlone Credit Union, now open six days a week, with Athlone Chamber to handle all corporate sales of vouchers for companies giving vouchers to staff as bonuses, as a tax efficient way to reward staff, particularly at Christmas time.
Vouchers come in denominations of €20, €50, and €100 and are beautifully presented in a card wallet along with a list of stores and businesses where the vouchers can be spent. This list includes boutiques and fashion stores, jewellers, pharmacies, gift shops, pet shops, furniture and interior stores, some of the town’s leading restaurants, and a number of hotels.
Speaking at the launch, Aengus O’ Rourke, Chamber senior vice president and chair of the working group said, “We are delighted to launch this Gift Voucher with so much support from the participating stores and businesses and to have Athlone Credit Union on board as the main point of sale.
“We are also very grateful to our main sponsors Burgess Department Store and Athlone Town Council and also to DB Cycles and Babyland, Glasson Golf Club, The Sheraton and Hodson Bay Hotels and the Radisson SAS Hotel, for their help in bringing this initiative to fruition.
Gift vouchers are always a popular Christmas or occasion gift, because they allow the recipient the choice to buy what they would really like. We hope that the Athlone Gift Voucher will be a popular gift choice this Christmas as we encourage people to spend in Athlone and reduce the spend leakage to shopping locations outside of Athlone.”
The Athlone Gift Voucher comes with no transaction or commission charges levied either on the purchaser of the gift voucher or the business accepting the voucher.
“We have kept the whole process as simple as possible providing choice for people buying vouchers, for companies giving vouchers to staff and for all the participating businesses. The Athlone Gift Voucher really is a very simple solution to buying presents this year and helps to keep business in Athlone, something to benefit all!”
The full list of stores and businesses where the voucher is accepted is available at www.athlonechamber.ie
Shops or businesses interested in participating in the Athlone Gift Voucher Scheme can contact Athlone Chamber on (090 ) 6498838 or email [email protected].