The Milngavie Gift Card scheme is set to deliver a Christmas Eve jackpot of up to £1000 to one lucky winner.
Between Sunday November 1 and Thursday December 24, anyone who buys a Milngavie Gift Card of at least £10 in value will gain one entry into a prize draw.
For every multiple of £10 gift cards purchased, an extra entry is gained; so that a £20 gift card will give two entries to the draw; while a £100 gift card gains 10 entries.
The more gift cards that are purchased, the bigger the prize will be, up to a top pot of £1,000.
The winner will be given the prize as a Milngavie gift card, which they can spend in their choice of more than 50 local and national businesses.
The Milngavie Gift Card was launched by Milngavie BID in November 2019. The aim is to lock money in the village for the benefit of local retailers and businesses.
The gift cards are a pre-paid MasterCard that can be accepted and processed like any other type of debit or credit card.
It’s hoped the Christmas Eve prize draw will encourage more people to buy gift cards during the festive period.
Graeme Ross, chair of Milngavie BID, said: “As we come to the close of a difficult year for many people and businesses due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is good to be able to spread a bit of festive cheer with the Christmas Eve prize draw.
“We hope as many people as possible will buy Milngavie Gift card, whether for themselves or as presents to friends, relatives, carers and more.
“The prize draw is a win-win for everyone, including shoppers, retailers and businesses.”
Colin Munro, managing director of card operator Micronex, said: “This is a fantastic initiative by Milngavie BID designed to lock in money for Milngavie businesses and encourage people to think local. Rather than purchasing a gift from Amazon, if you give someone a Milngavie Gift Card then the recipient can choose to spend it across a fantastic range of shops, cafes, restaurants and salons importantly the money stays local.”
See Milngavie Gift Card for more information about the Gift Card.
The person who pays for the gift card is the entrant to the prize draw.
One prize draw entry per £10 of value added to the gift card.
No limit on the number of cards that can be purchased.
The minimum gift card value to enter the draw is £10.
When a gift card is bought for £20, the person who pays for the gift card is entered twice.
If a gift card is bought for £50, the person who pays for the gift card is entered five times.
If a gift card is bought for £100, the person who pays for the gift card is entered ten times…and so on.
For the maximum prize of £1,000 to be won, the total value of Gift Card sales from 1 Nov to 24 Dec needs to reach £10,000. Total card sales will be independently verified.
If gift card sales are less than £10,000 the amount won is reflected as 10% of total gift card sales. For example, if gift card sales are £5,000 the total prize that will be won will be £500.
The minimum prize amount to be won irrespective of total Gift Card sales will be £200.
Prize draw result will be announced on 24/12/20 at 12 noon.
Gift Card prize value is valid for 1 year from the date of the draw to 24/12/21.