A new Christmas competition has launched giving Islanders the chance to win a £1500 Wight Gift Card.
The Great Town and City Christmas Quiz is a national competition where places all around the UK and Ireland compete against each other for a chance of being crowned the brainiest Christmas shopping destination of 2020.
The Wight Gift Card is part of the award winning Town and City Gift Cards programme active in over 50 towns and cities around the UK and Ireland.
The Wight Gift Card, sponsored by WightFibre, works like a local currency, with each gift card a pre-paid Mastercard that can be redeemed at registered businesses on the Isle of Wight, for online purchases and in stores, if open.
Shoppers can buy the card as a gift, and know that with a Wight Gift Card their recipient can choose their own selection from many of the Isle of Wight’s best-known brands and producers, on store or online, right across the Island.
The new gift card scheme follows on from recent shop local initiatives on the Island such as Fiver Fest and Let’s Buy Local and is available for customers to buy now for delivery from 24 November: in time for Christmas and the January sales.
To take part in the quiz, compete on behalf of the Isle of Wight and be in with a chance of winning the £1500 Wight Gift Card, brainy Islanders should visit Christmasquiz.townandcitygiftcards.com. The closing date for the competition is Friday 18 December.
Councillor Wayne Whittle, cabinet member for regeneration at the Isle of Wight Council said: “The Great Town and City Quiz is a bit of festive fun for The Isle of Wight but the message behind it is vital - shop local and support your local businesses.
"Businesses are relying on people shopping local for their survival but it benefits the whole community too. Every £1 spent locally is worth £5 for the local economy.
“I think the Isle of Wight has got to be the front runner to be crowned as the brainiest place in the Great Town and City Christmas Quiz.
"The £1500 Wight Gift Card would be a welcome surprise for most of us - you could do all of your Christmas shopping from over 65 participating venues, enjoy meals out for the next year or treat the nearest and dearest!"