The Lockyer Valley Gift Card uses Why leave Town program which is an EFTPOS based Gift Card aimed at keeping money within communities. The purpose of the Lockyer Valley Gift Card is to encourage people to shop local. It assists in promoting local businesses to a wider network.  The Gift Cards can be used to purchase at any participating stores within the Lockyer Valley Region, a sign on the shop window will be displayed by those business who will accept the card.

The Gift Cards can be loaded once for values from $10 to $1,000.00 and are valid for 3 years from November 2019.

The whole concept is that the cards can only be spent in the participating stores in our region and is an effective tool in encouraging people to shop locally. The benefits of shopping local in regional towns are well recognised, every time money is spent in a town some of the money goes back into staff wages and other business costs, the wages are re-spent in town and around and around the money goes. This gift card is a way to stop money leaking from the Lockyer Valley by spending it at participating stores.

If anyone would like more information, about the program, become a load up store or participating store contact Mark Newton via email secretary@lockyerchamber.com.au or ph 0413 382 817.