Yes, Dine & Discover is back and we're getting a little boost to those handy vouchers too.
At first, NSW's Dine & Discover scheme was a fairly low-key incentive designed to get us all back out after lockdown 1.0. Since the vouchers dropped almost a year ago, the end date has been extended and soon even more vouchers will be added to the Service NSW app.
This week, newbie Premier Dominic Perrottet announced that he would be "doubling down" on Dine & Discover, topping us all up with two extra $25 vouchers to spend at our leisure. “From Byron to Bega and Bellingen to Broken Hill, this is about supporting people to get out and have a meal or spend the day discovering their city while supporting businesses across NSW,” the Premier said in a statement.
While we're yet to see when the extra vouchers will drop, for now, we've got you covered with the how-tos of Dine & Discover.
When Can You Use Your Dine & Discover Vouchers?
Firstly, when can you get out and use this free money? Your Dine & Discover vouchers are available to use now, and will be valid until June 2022.
How Do You Score The Vouchers?
First up, you need to download the Service NSW app. Once you have registered, you should see x4 $25 vouchers in your app, ready to benefit all your favourite businesses which are registered to accept them.
Soon you'll also see the additional x2 vouchers granted by the Perrottet government for summer 2021. So, if you've not used any vouchers yet, you'll have a set of six!
Some vouchers can be used for hospitality venues like restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes and clubs, but only on food. Others can be used for entertainment and recreation, which spans a vast range of businesses from cultural institutions, live music, arts, zoos, botanic gardens, amusement parks, cinemas, museums, and so many more.
How Do The Vouchers Work?
A QR code will appear with each $25 voucher (lucky we’re all well-versed in QR codes nowadays), present it to the staff at your chosen businesses, who will scan it and later be reimbursed by the government. If you spend more than $25 in the transaction, you’ll need to pay whatever you excess, and if you spend less, that money will become forfeit. You can only redeem one voucher for that particular business per day.
If you don’t have a phone, don’t panic because you can still apply on the website for printable vouchers. And if you know someone who doesn’t have access to a mobile phone or a computer, they can call the Service NSW contact centre on 13 77 88 or visit a service centre to receive their vouchers.
Head to the Service NSW website for more information on Dine & Discover.
Need some more inspo on where to spend your vouchers? Here over here.
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