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Jubilee Spending Spree will give away £28,000 to lucky Preston customers

Posted on - 10th May, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
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Preston City Centre businesses will say thank you to loyal local customers across the forthcoming Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend with a ‘Jubilee Spending Spree’. 

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Preston’s Business Improvement District (BID) will distribute £28,000 via the businesses for customers to grab their share when they support city centre traders.

Starting from Thursday 2 June until the evening of Sunday 5 June, there will be ‘special agents’ in and out of businesses, which accept the Preston Gift Card, paying for customers’ shopping, food, drinks, beauty services and more, to the value of £70.

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John Boydell, Chair of Preston BID, said: “Over the last two years, businesses have continually worked hard, under challenging circumstances, to ensure that the city centre is a safe place to visit and enjoy.

“We wanted to do something during this special weekend that not only rewards the loyalty of local people, but gives business a little boost too. 

“The Jubilee Spending Spree is a great way to encourage visitors – it helps keep spend local, and puts a little back in the tills of hard-working businesses.

“The Jubilee weekend is not only a huge celebration nationally but even more personal to Preston as it marks a two-decade anniversary of Preston being granted city status by Her Majesty The Queen”.

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The special agents will be out and about in shops, bars, beauty businesses and restaurants. They will be armed with a stack of Gift Cards ready to present at the till and pay for the purchase of customers, at random.

Mark Whittle, Director of Membership and BID Manager, said: “We wanted to support city centre businesses in saying ‘thank you’ to their customers, who have loyally supported them throughout the past two years.

“Preston is very much open for business, and performing well; we want to see as many people as possible celebrating here across the Jubilee weekend, and the ‘Spending Spree’ offers another great reason to come here enjoy the city during this special weekend.” 

For details of which businesses the special agents will visit, and where the Preston Gift card is accepted, visit the Preston Gift Card website.


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