Sheffield Gift Card
31st July 2018
A city centre gift card scheme has been launched by Sheffield’s Business Improvement District (BID).
The Sheffield Gift Card can be used at participating businesses in Sheffield city centre. The card works in the same way to a store gift card but can be redeemed at a wide range of retailers, restaurants, leisure and entertainment venues here in Sheffield city centre.
Whilst own-brand gift cards are common place in retailers and shopping centres across the UK, a place gift card is the first of its kind for a major city centre in England. More than 80 city centre businesses have already signed up to accept the card including high street department stores, independent retailers, food and drink venues, salons, visitor attractions, cinemas and theatres.
The Sheffield Gift Card can be purchased easily and quickly online via a dedicated website (www.sheffieldgiftcard.co.uk) and can be loaded with anything from £5 to £200.
Sheffield BID believes the new city centre gift card will help encourage a higher level of city centre spending and increase footfall post-Christmas and in the long term.
The flexibility of the card makes it not only the perfect present for weddings, birthdays and Christmas, but also an ideal corporate incentive to reward hard working staff. We have seen an increase in enquiries and sales from Sheffield based businesses, who have been using these for Christmas and birthday gifts for their teams, as a local alternative to the usual bottle of wine or food hamper.