Summer just got better for Oberon residents, with two additional $ 25 Dine and Discover vouchers for eligible customers starting November 26.
The Long Arm Farm Cafe is one of several local businesses accepting vouchers, and owner Kim Arnott has encouraged residents and tourists to use them.
“Small businesses are what we thrive on and now that regional travel has opened up we love to see tourists as well as locals come in and use their vouchers,” she said.
“They are [vouchers] a good way for residents to help put money back into the economy after COVID, ”she said.
Expansion of the NSW government’s $ 250 million program, announced as part of the $ 2.8 billion economic stimulus package, means new applicants will receive three NSW Dine Vouchers and three Discover NSW, while existing customers will receive one of each.
The extra coupons will help NSW businesses grow and prosper this summer, while also encouraging people to support their local cafes and restaurants.
Employee Karen Lansom said the vouchers were a great initiative to get people into local businesses and put money back into the city.
“It’s a win-win, and it also brings customers back after liking what they get here,” she said.
“If you have vouchers, enter them and use them because you get a discount and support your local business all in one.”
She said the Long Arm Farm Cafe has been “extremely busy” since the lockdown came out and approaching Christmas.
“We went all out and people used their vouchers, it was really nice to see our customers again and have fun,” she said.
She also encouraged people to organize their Christmas parties at the cafe.
“We’re pretty busy with Christmas functions and encourage people to have their parties here. We recently had our Christmas lunch at Long Arm Farm and we were all full and it was amazing,” she said. .
Ms Arnott said if anyone needed a helping hand downloading or using their vouchers, the staff were more than happy to help.
Access to the new vouchers is simple. They are automatically available on the NSW Service app.
Dine and Discover NSW vouchers will start appearing in the Service NSW app and will all be delivered in early December. Existing digital customers do not need to reapply to receive the additional vouchers.
Participating registered businesses do not need to re-register, while those who wish to join the program are encouraged to register now, download the Service NSW for Business app, and prepare to trade.
NSW residents aged 18 and over who have not yet applied will be able to do so until the end of the program and will receive all six $ 25 vouchers.
Customers who do not have access to digital vouchers can opt for a new call-and-pickup delivery method. Customers simply call Service NSW on 13 77 88 from December 3, designate their nearest Service Center, and within three business days they can pick up their paper vouchers.