A NEW voucher system has been welcomed as a winner for both charities and local business.
Peel2Save was launched in Bury St Edmunds on Monday by businesswomen Michele Bailey and Miriam Watson and is a credit card-sized booklet of 64 vouchers for more than £300 worth of deals from chains like Strada, Café Rouge, Pizza Hut, Cineworld and Tony N Guy and independents like the LP Bar, Curve Motion, Zen Noodle Bar and Valley Connection.
People buy them for £10, of which half goes to either the charity who sold it or a charity nominated by the fund-raiser or business selling it.
Michele said: “It’s win-win for everyone. It costs nothing for the businesses to advertise in it or for the charity. The cards are sold on a sale or return basis.”
She and Miriam have bought the rights to Peel2Save in Bury, which is one of 400 areas available in the UK.
Miriam added: “We’ve got some great deals from national chains but we’ve also got some great ones from independents who don’t usually do deals.
“What make it different is it’s like a little card you can carry, so you don’t have to download a voucher offer or have an app. We thought it was a great way of raising money for charities and helping local businesses.”
Bid4Bury’s Mark Cordell said: “It’s another chance for businesses to encourage people to come to them. It’s great that we’ve got some independents benefiting. Independents and national brands can work in harmony with benefits to both.”
It is available from the Tourist Information Centre and more than 10 local outlets as well as charities. To ask about using them for fund-raising or for a full list of Bury outlets, call Michele on 07807 982746 or Miriam on 07732 669077.