The NSW Government’s Dine & Discover initiative will be extended by one month to give people more time to use all of their vouchers eating out or trying new activities.
The latest data shows more than 4.23 million people in NSW have downloaded the vouchers since they were launched in March, spending a combined total of more than $357 million with registered businesses, including the additional amount spent on top of the vouchers.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said the stimulus had proved popular and played a valuable role supporting local businesses as well as reviving consumer confidence.
“This program is win-win for communities – it provides local businesses with much needed stimulus, as well as hip pocket relief for families,” Mr Elliott said.
“The extension of the Dine & Discover program ensures everyone has a chance to use all four of their vouchers.“
“It will also deliver a boost to local businesses and give families more options during the upcoming school holidays.”
Every adult in NSW is eligible for four $25 vouchers worth $100 in total, to spend across 14,000 participating businesses.
Dining out has been particularly popular, with patrons across the State spending on average $41 for every $25 voucher used.
Mr Elliott said the enthusiastic take up of the vouchers showed digital initiatives were the way of the future.
“It’s not too late for businesses to register,” Mr Elliott said.
“Customers are also encouraged to sign up and spend their vouchers before they expire on July 31, 2021.“
“We’re giving people more time to take full advantage of these vouchers, so make sure you sign up and use them before you lose them.”
The Dine & Discover vouchers were previously due to expire on June 30.
The NSW Government’s Dine & Discover vouchers can only be used at eligible businesses that have implemented a COVID Safety Plan and are registered as COVID Safe.
Dine & Discover facts
Most popular use of vouchers overall across NSW?
- Food and beverage services – more than 5 million redemptions
- Movie theatres – more than 1.2 million
- Heritage activities such as museums and art galleries – almost 370,000 redemptions.