Jubilee Spending Spree will give away £28,000 to lucky Preston customers

Sunshine and shadows in Preston city center Photo: Tony Worrall

Businesses in Preston city center will thank loyal local customers throughout the upcoming Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend with a ‘Jubilee Spending Party’.


Preston’s Business Improvement District (BID) will distribute £28,000 through businesses for customers to grab their share when supporting city center traders.

From Thursday 2nd June until the evening of Sunday 5th June there will be ‘Special Agents’ in and out of businesses, who accept the Preston Gift Card, paying for purchases, food, drink, hospitality services beauty and more from clients, valued at £70.

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John Boydell, Chairman of Preston BID, said: “Over the past two years, businesses have continuously worked hard, in difficult circumstances, to ensure that the city center is a safe place to visit and enjoy.

“We wanted to do something during this special weekend that not only rewards local loyalty, but also gives a little boost to business.

“The Jubilee Spending Spree is a great way to encourage visitors – it helps to keep spending local and put some money back into the coffers of hard-working businesses.”

“The Jubilee weekend is not just a big nationwide celebration, but even more personal for Preston as it marks an anniversary two decades after Preston was granted city status by Her Majesty The Queen” .

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The special agents will go to shops, bars, beauty businesses and restaurants. They will be armed with a stack of gift cards ready to be presented at the checkout and pay for the customers purchase, randomly.

Mark Whittle, Director of Memberships and Director of BID, said, “We wanted to help downtown businesses thank their customers, who have loyally supported them over the past two years.

“Preston is very open for business and does well; we want to see as many people as possible celebrate here throughout the Jubilee weekend, and the ‘Spending Party’ provides another great reason to come here and enjoy the city during this special weekend.

For full details of the businesses the Special Constables will visit and where the Preston Gift Card is accepted, visit Preston Gift Card website.

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