Donegal Town Business Focus Group launched their Shop Local Voucher Scheme for Donegal Town and surrounds on Friday Night the 9th of October in the Sandhouse Hotel, Rossnowlagh.

These members will have to sign up separately to the scheme but we hope that there will be a good take up among local business for this. Currently our members are a fantastic mix of Businesses including Hotels, GiftShops, Restaurants, Beauty Salons, Clothing shops etc.

Members of the Public are encouraged to buy these vouchers as gifts. They will come in €5, €10 and €20 Denominations so you can buy as many or few as you would like. These vouchers would make ideal Christmas, Birthday, Wedding or Special Occasion presents, all the time promoting Shopping Local.

These vouchers would also make ideal prizes for Raffles, Draws, Golf Classics and Table Quiz’s.

We would also encourage employers who operate performance related payments or bonus’s for their employees. The Revenue Commissioners operate and approved “Small Benefit Exemption” scheme for these types of payments, allowing Employers to award their staff up to €250 as a once off tax free payment. This scheme is very tax efficient for both employers and employees and we feel that these vouchers are ideal for it allowing you your employees to spend these vouchers in a variety of service and retail outlets throughout the town.

The vouchers will be available through All Sports on Quay Street in Donegal Town from Monday the 12th of October. A full list of where the vouchers can be redeemed can be found at www.thisisdonegal.ie/shoplocal. This list will be available from Wednesday the 21st of October and will be updated as new members join. We hope in the future to be able to also facilitate online ordering of these vouchers.  

(picture Matt Britton)

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