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Win your dream Christmas!

The Newport Now Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a new festive competition as part of a drive to encourage local shopping this Christmas.

Newport Now’s ‘Win Your Dream Christmas’ competition offers a chance to win a £1,000 local gift card.

The Newport Now gift card launched in 2017. Both national brands and independents accept the gift card, which can only be spent in Newport city centre.

Newport Now’s gift card is part of the award-winning Town & City Gift Card concept from fintech Miconex, active in over 150 places across the world.

Newport Now manager Kevin Ward said that the ‘Win Your Dream Christmas’ competition is a fun campaign with a serious message: “Almost half of the UK population will give Christmas gifts this year, and almost half are feeling the effects of the cost of living crisis.

“With a £1,000 Newport Now gift card in their pocket, the winner could buy their Christmas dinner with all the trimmings or treat their friends and family to a festive night out. They could buy new Christmas outfits for the family or pamper themselves.

“In reality, with a £1,000 Newport Now gift card, they could do all of these things and more, all accessing local businesses in our city centre.

“Our gift card was introduced to make it easy for people to shop local and spend local, and that message is as important as ever for Christmas 2022.

“Gift cards are consistently one of the most popular Christmas gifts because of the choice they offer, but the Newport Now gift card goes one better because it offers unbeatable local choice for our area. And there’s the added feel-good factor or knowing that money has to be spent here in Newport city centre, keeping businesses open and our economy thriving.”

Launching today and ending on November 28, the Win Your Dream Christmas competition is offering one winner a £1,000 discount code to use on the Town & City Gift Cards website.

The winner can select local gift cards from one or more of the 80 plus Town & City Gift Cards in the UK and Ireland, physical or digital, up to the value of £1,000.

Kevin added: “It would be fantastic to see a resident of Newport winning the Win Your Dream Christmas competition and picking the Newport Now gift card as their prize. It really would give them the Christmas of their dreams.”

Colin Munro is the managing director of Miconex and said: “We know from the GCVA that support for local is still a key priority for people – 31% of people purchasing gift cards for someone else in August 2022 did so to support local businesses.

“In Town & City Gift Card research from August 2022, over 90% of people said they’re keen to support local businesses this Christmas.

“The Newport Now gift card is a way to make that happen. Best of luck to all those entering the Win Your Dream Christmas from Newport.”

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