The Why Leave Town (WLT) Murgon Gift Card program:
In January 2022 the Murgon Business & Development Assoc. Inc. launched the WLT Shop Local Program which is an EFTPOS based system aimed at keeping money within the community by encouraging people to shop locally.
How does it work?
When a customer purchases a Why Leave Town Murgon Gift Card, the holder can buy goods in any participating store that's part of the program. The cards cannot be used outside of the participating shops. This means that every time a card is purchased, the money stays local. The gift cards can be used across multiple stores in our town and are the perfect gift for those ‘hard to buy for’ friends and family members, or perhaps as gifts for staff members or as prizes/raffles for clubs.
As little as $10 to as much as $1000 can be loaded onto a single gift card. The gift card amount can be spent a little at a time or all at once. The cards are single-load only which means that additional amounts cannot be loaded onto the card after the initial purchase. All transactions work through Eftpos terminals which means that redeeming goods and services with the WLT Gift Card is the same as making an Eftpos purchase with your bank card.
All funds that are loaded onto the cards are stored within a separate trust account. No funds are held by Why Leave Town Promotions, the MBDA or the participating businesses. This is vital in protecting the value of the funds for the card holder. The trust account sits with Cuscal, the largest independent provider of payments solutions for the Australian financial services sector. The cards expire after 3 years from purchase, in line with government legislation requirements.
How can I purchase Gift Cards?
*If your businesses has a Postcode of 4605 and you would like to include your business in this program, contact the MBDA at firstname.lastname@example.org