East Ayrshire Council has launched its Win Your Dream Christmas competition, with a £1,000 East Ayrshire Gift Card as a prize.
The East Ayrshire Gift Card, part of the Town & City Gift Card concept, launched in August 2020 and can be spent with more than 240 local businesses, including shops, restaurants, attractions.
Research from Town & City Gift Cards reveals people’s favourite thing about Christmas is festive events and activities (33%), presents (15%), and the food and drink (12%).
However, the research reveals there is also worry about how to pay for Christmas, with 72% of people saying the cost-of-living crisis is a concern for them.
Councillor Drew Filson, Cabinet Member for Localities and Community Wealth Building at East Ayrshire Council, said: “Whether it’s big nights out or cosy nights at home, the Win Your Dream Christmas competition is a chance for someone to have a really magical Christmas without worrying about the cost, courtesy of a £1,000 East Ayrshire Gift Card.
“There is so much happening in East Ayrshire this Christmas and the competition is a great reminder of the fantastic businesses we’re lucky enough to call our own.”
Colin Munro, Managing Director of Miconex – founders of the Town & City Gift Card concept, added: “Over 98% of people in our 2023 survey said they’re keen to support local businesses this Christmas, 87% said they support local businesses to help keep them open, and 89% plan to buy at least one gift card this Christmas.”
The Win Your Dream Christmas, which runs until 8 December, can be entered for free here.