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Gunny Money helps the economy go round

27 November 2019

It’s time to support Gunnedah Shire’s businesses this festive season – and it has just got easier.

The Why Leave Town Gunnedah Gift Card, renamed “Gunny Money”, is now available to purchase in store or online, with almost 100 Gunnedah businesses on board.

Gunnedah Shire Council Manager Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle said Gunny Money was an amazing way to spread the love this Christmas.

“There is no purchase price or transaction fee when you buy a Gunny Money gift card within the Shire,” Ms Hoddle said.

“You just need to go to one of the participating purchase points, buy your gift card and have it loaded with the appropriate amount. It is valid for three years from the purchase date.

“It can then be redeemed at a huge variety of businesses, from cafes, motels and hotels, to gift stores, vets, hairdressers, and many, many other outlets.

“It means you can give a gift that will suit anybody, and the money will stay within our community. That is particularly critical during tough economic times.”

Staying local for your Christmas shopping has an added incentive for the month of December. Those who shop locally will have the chance to win one of five $100 Gunny Money gift cards.

To join the Shop Gunnedah campaign, post pics of your locally purchased Christmas gifts and tag #shopgunnedah and the name of the business where you made your purchase. Keep an eye out for more competition details on Council’s Facebook page.

“Gunny Money and Shop Gunnedah are both fun and very practical ideas to keep our economy humming,” Ms Hoddle said.

“Gunnedah has some amazing businesses offering wonderful products and services. This Christmas, if we can give gifts from our own Shire, we are giving much more than just the present.

“Get online and show off just what is available in Gunnedah Shire.”

Gunny Money Gift Cards can be purchased at: Gunnedah Shire Council, Enchanted on Conadilly, Goodness & Gracious, Gunnedah Locksmiths, Gunnedah Newsagency, Gunnedah Visitors Information Centre, Karen Carter Chemist and The Verdict Café. Cards can be purchased online at
Gunny Money Gift Cards can be redeemed at a huge range of businesses. Visit for the full list.

Photo caption: Merry Christmas! Shopping locally is now easier for Christmas with many businesses on board the Gunny Money Gift Card. Gunnedah Shire Council staff members Jocelyn Porter and Sophie Priestley show off the new cards.


Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.