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Gloucester Gift Card

The last 3 months have been very positive for businesses that accept the Gloucester Gift Card, with over £2000 being redeemed.

Some of the latest businesses that accept the Gloucester Gift Card are The Common Room, on St Aldate Street and The Cavern in the Cathedral Quarter, Westgate Street.

It’s a simple gift for friends, family, colleagues and is a great prize for giveaways or competitions. It drives additional spend and encourages recipients to try somewhere new. The gift card supports local businesses and acts as a local currency, keeping spend local.

The top independent businesses have been Gloucester Brewery, Greek on the Docks, Cafe Rene, The Fountain Inn, Spago, Hooker & Eight, The Candle Tree, The Comfy Pew, Hi-Light Cafe, Janes Pantry, Yanto’s, The Common Room and The Knobbly Cob.

The top national businesses have been Marks & Spencer (Eastgate), Primark, Poundland, Jamaica Blue, Clarks (Eastgate), H&M, The Entertainer, Boswell’s Cafe, Subway (King’s Walk) and YMCA Charity Shop.

”We’re delighted such a huge variety of high street names and local independent businesses have joined the scheme, showcasing all there is to enjoy in Gloucester city centre.

The scheme doesn’t cost anything for BID Members to participate, and the Mastercard based card is treated as a standard swipe transaction, with the option for consumers to purchase a digital card that operates through Google pay and Apple Pay – https://townandcitygiftcards.com/product/gloucester-gift-card/

If you’re a Gloucester BID Member Business and would like to join the scheme to accept the Gloucester City Centre Gift Card, along with the other 70+ venues already taking part, please get in touch by emailing

Over the last 6 months the number of businesses that accept the Gloucester Gift Card increased to over 75 businesses. Along with the number of businesses increasing, there has been a huge jump in sales of the gift card too, with nearly £6000 worth of Gloucester Gift Cards being loaded.

Some of the latest involved are Egg Free Cake Box, Primark, Young Lives vs Cancer, H Samuel, Ernest Jones and Gloucester Waterways Museum. All of which add to the variety of places you can redeem a gift card.

It’s a simple gift for friends, family, colleagues and is a great prize for giveaways or competitions. It drives additional spend and encourages recipients to try somewhere new. The gift card supports local businesses and acts as a local currency, keeping spend local.

Background Information

The Gloucester Gift Card was launched in November 2019 by Gloucester BID for the Gloucester BID members.

Gloucester BID are covering all the set up and operation costs for the project on behalf of members.

The cards operate on a swipe system so any businesses who accepts swipe card payments can accept it. There are other ways to accept the gift card with payment systems, such as iZettle / SumUp which require you to conduct an online payment. This is a payment link and can be sent to any mobile phone number.

It is simple to register and simple to accept, the programme is one of the award-winning Town and City Gift cards that support the work of Business Improvement Districts.

Where can the gift card be spent & bought?

In May 2022, there were more than 70 BID businesses accepting it, offering a huge choice for the person receiving the gift. This involves national chains, independent stores and everyone in between.

People using the card can choose to treat themselves to a meal out, coffee and cake, shoes, children’s clothes, pet supplies, a new outfit, they can even get a steak from the deli – the choice is truly theirs!

The physical gift cards can be purchased online at www.gloucestergiftcard.co.uk or in person at The Museum of Gloucester. Digital cards can be bought on www.gloucestergiftcard.co.uk – chose the e-card – this will add the gift card to your digital wallet.

I want to accept the Gloucester Gift Card-

what do I do next?

Registration takes moments, the BID team call into the businesses and carry out a test transaction, within 5 working days the business can accept the Gloucester Gift Card.

The transaction appears as a Mastercard transaction on the till roll.

Support guidelines and “Gift Card Accepted Here” sticker is provided.

The aim of the project is to offer a truly meaningful gift that keeps money in the city centre. Gloucester BID carries out regular press and promotional opportunities to promote the gift card.

For more details or to sign up your business please contact Gloucester BID –

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