Vouchers break redemption records over Easter

The people of NSW have embraced the NSW Government’s voucher programs over the Easter long weekend with more than $25 million injected into businesses across the State during the four-day break.

Premier Dominic Perrottet said it was tremendous to see the crowds out and about enjoying the voucher programs, just one of over 70 ways to save offered by the NSW Government.

“It’s heartening to see so many people taking advantage of the long weekend to shake off the shackles of the pandemic and spending their vouchers with those businesses needing it most,” Mr Perrottet said.

“We have saved families around $5.8 billion since 2017 through our Savings Finder, and this is another way the NSW Government is helping you get a boost for your budget.

“With more 266,000 vouchers redeemed over the Easter long weekend, the Dine & Discover NSW program enjoyed its biggest uptake since Christmas providing a $12.3 million boost to the economy and Stay NSW also set a redemption record with people enjoying the sights of this beautiful State to the tune of $10.3 million.

“With the Anzac day long weekend coming up and more than $550 million in vouchers sitting in digital wallets ready to be spent, we want people to get out again and take advantage.”

Around a quarter of the long-weekend’s redemptions were in the City of Sydney followed by Wollongong, the Central Coast, Newcastle and then the regions.

The uptake of Parents NSW vouchers set a new redemption record with 32,558 used on Good Friday alone, making it the single biggest day in the history of the program since launching in February.

Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello said the people of NSW had embraced the nation-leading digital delivery of the vouchers.

“Over the holiday weekend, more than 117,000 Parents NSW Vouchers were spent, totalling $5.8 million in voucher redemptions,” Mr Dominello said.

“This is about getting money to where it’s needed without people or businesses having to wade through red tape and allowing everyone to enjoy a great long weekend.

“With an average customer spend of $96 for every $50 voucher, Parents NSW is providing the perfect stimulus for registered Discover NSW and Stay NSW businesses, injecting more than $10.3 million into the economy over Easter.”

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