Scotland Loves Local Aberdeenshire Gift Card
Our Aberdeenshire Gift Card is one of 32 such schemes, unique to each region of Scotland, and can only be spent in businesses located in Aberdeenshire. The Gift Card is a proven way of increasing footfall and spend for participating businesses across retail, leisure, hospitality and entertainment sectors.
You can select the amount you want to load onto the card, provide the delivery, billing and payment details and the card is then posted out to you. There is a standard cost of £2.49 for postage.
The gift card can be used in any of the participating stores across Aberdeenshire. The card can also be used online at participating retailers, as long as that retailer has a physical presence in Aberdeenshire. View a list of participating businesses in Aberdeenshire, which will regularly update as more businesses sign up.
There is no limit to the number of transactions or shops the card can be used in, as long there are funds in the card. The instructions on how to check the balance on the gift card are written on the reverse of the card. However, you can't top up the card with additional funds.
There is no restriction on the type of goods that can be bought using the card other than the standard age restricted products that apply to any purchases.
If you lose or damage the card the funds can be transferred to a new card, if you have the gift card number.
The gift card program utilises existing payments infrastructure using the MasterCard Network. Funds are secured in a ring-fenced FCA compliant wallet. It works the same as any other gift card and there are no additional costs for customers.
Visit Scotland Loves Local Gift Card to find out more.
Register your business to participate
Businesses can find out more and sign up to take part in the scheme via the Scotland Loves Local website. You don't need to install any software or additional hardware to accept the Gift Card.
We propose to use funding through the Local Authority Covid Economic Recovery Fund (LACER) to collaborate with the Aberdeenshire Gift Card initiative to invest £1.3mllion in pre-loaded gift cards to support direct spending in our local economies.
A free webinar to promote the Aberdeenshire Loves Local Gift Card, specifically to the business community, took place one 3rd November 2022. During the webinar, an explanation of how the gift card scheme works and details of the sign-up process were provided.