The NSW state government has announced that it will be giving four $25 vouchers to every adult in the state in an effort to boost the economy following the coronavirus pandemic.
As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, each of the state’s 6 million adults will receive the vouchers as part of a larger, $500 million ‘Out and About’ scheme.
There are some conditions, though. Two of the $25 vouchers can be used for dining in restaurants, cafés, clubs and the like, while the other two can be used at various other forms of entertainment and activities, like museums, amusement parks and so on.
Only one voucher is valid for a purchase at any one time, so you’re unable to combine two for a $50 purchase. In addition, if you spend the voucher on something that totals less than $25, the remaining amount will expire.
The vouchers aren’t available for a little while. A trial will be undertaken in Sydney’s CBD in December, with the full program launching early next year.
“We want to encourage people to open up their wallets and contribute to the stimulus effect,” Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said.
“The dining and entertainment industries were among the hardest hit by the pandemic and I would encourage people to utilise this scheme once it is up and running and to make sure they spend a bit extra on the way through too.”