Spread some local love thanks to Destination Gold Coast’s Play Money Rewards
We know we said this last year, but hear us out – it has been a year. It’s been the kind of rollercoaster that makes you want to escape your responsibilities for a while, let your hair down and chill out. Well, frazzled friends, we have just the excuse you need to unwind, and it’s kind of like a ‘choose your own adventure’ scenario – with an irresistible discount to boot. The good people at Destination Gold Coast are once again running their immensely popular Play Money Rewards scheme, and this time it’s providing targeted support for our small business friends on the southern Gold Coast. Read on for a few of our favourite offers …
From cult eateries to seaside staycays, there’s something for pretty much anyone that’s keen to take advantage of the Play Money Rewards scheme. If you’re a Gold Coast local, you can sign up for up to five codes per person, which offers $50 off retail, dining, services and experiences, or $100 off accommodation. All of the participating businesses are located in the Southern Gold Coast border region that has been affected by ongoing closures throughout the year, so we can use this to spread a little bit of local love!
For the animal lovers, grab a voucher for Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary so that you can spend a day feeding the rainbow lorikeets, fawning over the capybaras and cuddling with koalas. Our hot tip? Head to the Sanctuary on a Friday afternoon and take advantage of the bustling Sanctuary Markets afterwards so you don’t even have to worry about cooking dinner. If you fancy something more adventurous and learning to surf has always been that thing you’ve been meaning to try – now is your time! You’ll be riding the waves of Greenmount Beach in the safe hands of Walkin’ on Water Surf School before you can say “hang ten”.
Take a break without leaving the Gold Coast at one of its dreamy beachside destinations, no matter your choice of abode. For vintage lovers, La Costa Motel is the ideal retro haven that is the perfect launchpad for a salty long weekend – complete with vintage bicycles to borrow so that you can ride right on down to the beachfront. There are also a bunch of beachside apartments that you can choose from if you’re longing for ocean breezes and watching the sunrise from your balcony.
Whether you want to use your voucher to treat the family to a delicious spread or you’re a keen caffeine aficionado that’s all about savouring the best brews, there’s a Play Money Rewards location for you. Currumbin-based arts hub Dust Temple is getting in on the action, as is purveyor of excellent breakfast bowls Barefoot Currumbin and local mainstay Griffith Street Larder.
This one should be called ‘treat yo’ self’, because it’s not just shopping that’s covered in the Play Money Rewards retail offering. Those in need of a little TLC can choose an Endota Spa voucher, keen surfers can choose a Coolangatta Board Store voucher to put towards a new sled, or the kidlets can go for a Sandy Crab Toy Store shopping spree (Christmas present idea, anybody?). The hardest part is going to be choosing which way you play!
To join in the local love, head to the Destination Gold Coast Play Money Rewards website from 9:00 am Wednesday November 3. Hurry – there are a limited number of offers available until sold out!
This article was created in partnership with our friends at Destination Gold Coast.