Shopping voucher sell-out in Benidorm on the Costa Blanca

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Shopping voucher sell-out in Benidorm on the Costa Blanca
SHOPPING VOUCHERS: Beneficial impact on Benidorm’s local economy Photo credit: Benidorm town hall

MORE than 32,000 Benidorm residents had downloaded 161,063 shopping vouchers by December 22.

The €10 vouchers give shoppers a €20 discount in shops participating in the scheme that the town hall – which later reimburses the difference to business-owners – introduced to boost the local economy.

The campaign, due to end on December 31, is open to all over-18s registered on the Benidorm Padron by December 1, 2021.

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Local shops and businesses reported increased sales with clients spending even more than their vouchers allowed, reported Raul Parra, president of Benidorm’s shopkeepers’ association, Aico.

“It’s a success,” Parra said.  “We didn’t think that it would have such an impact,” he admitted.


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