Why Leave Town now has three community gift card programs active in Moira Shire. Current programs are operating in Cobram Barooga, Numurkah and Yarrawonga Mulwala. The gift cards can be used in a range of local participating businesses.
Why Leave Town’s (WLT) Gift Card program is an EFTPOS based system aimed at keeping money within communities by encouraging people to shop locally. The WLT business was established in 2007 by school mates Ashley Watt and Justin Smith, with the intent of showing Narrabri (NSW) locals just how great their small community was.
The first gift card program launched in Narrabri in September 2010. It has since expanded across Australia and now reaches more than 65 different communities across 160 postcodes. Over the last ten years, Why Leave Town has loaded up more than 100,000 local gift cards with more than $8 million dollars. The best part? Every cent is spent in local small businesses.
When a customer purchases a gift card, they decide the amount to load on to the card. This money is then used by the card holder to purchase goods in any participating store within the market where the card was purchased. The card cannot be used outside of the participating stores. This means that every time one of these cards is purchased, the money stays local!
While the local gift cards remain the primary focus, WLT offers far more than just plastic gift cards. They have a close relationship with hundreds of local councils, chambers, organisations and businesses, all of whom appreciate and respect their authenticity and decade-long dedication to encourage Australians to ‘shop local’.
While WLT provides this service to many councils and organisations across Australia, they’re committed to promoting all of their partners, with giveaways, competitions and unique content published daily across social media.
To see full list of programs and participating stores in each area, head to whyleavetown.com
To purchase local gift cards and see the participating stores click the following links:
– Cobram Barooga – https://www.whyleavetown.com/cobram-barooga
– Numurkah – https://www.whyleavetown.com/numurkah
– Yarrawonga Mulwala – https://www.whyleavetown.com/yarrawonga-mulwala