SHOPPERS can give the gift of home this Christmas thanks to the Kerry Gift Card which can be used in dozens of local businesses and services, allowing customers to support local jobs and local businesses in the run-up to the big day.
The card is now available to buy online and at the county’s larger post offices and it can be redeemed at over 60 different shops, services and businesses across the county.
The card, operated by One4all and supported by the Kerry Chambers Network and Kerry County Council, is part of a wider campaign to encourage people to shop locally and spend locally at this time of enormous challenge for many people in business.
Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Jimmy Moloney, said Kerry Chambers and Kerry County Council have been working closely together in recent months on practical and meaningful ways in which businesses can be supported through the current economic difficulties.
“This is an ideal way for people in the county to support their local shops and businesses. I would urge people to consider the card as a gift for loved ones and to use and spend the cards promptly to ensure businesses are supported now through the current challenges,” he said.
President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, Niall Kelleher said the Kerry Gift card already has hotels, restaurants and shops throughout the county signed up and it is being supported by businesses in every corner of the county.
“With such a wide range of locations to redeem the card, there is huge choice for people this Christmas. We would encourage everyone to buy the card as a gift now, and encourage them to spend it over the coming weeks and months throughout the county,” he added.
President of Tralee Chamber, Nathan McDonnell said it shows what can be achieved when people work together: “This Christmas we can all give the Gift of Kerry and we would in particular encourage any employer that can afford to, to use it to reward their staff with the because it complies with the revenue allowances for tax free gifts,” he stated.