Skip to content



Keep in Touch

Keep in Touch

Making your Christmas dollars add up

November 3, 2020

It’s less than 60 days until Christmas, which is still plenty of time to make your festive dollars ‘count in your home town.

Gunnedah Shire Council is a supporter of the Gunnedah Spirit of Christmas Shop Local promotion aimed at encouraging local spending in a year when our businesses need it most.

Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey said last year’s campaign to boost local spending and keep the money local through Gunny Money gift cards had been a community success story, and Gunny Money was also a great gift idea for 2020.

“The Gunnedah Spirit of Christmas Shop Local promotion is a wonderful initiative by the Gunnedah and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry supported by Gunnedah Shire Council,” Cr Chaffey said.

“There are fantastic prizes, including a car, and the promotion is an innovative way to bring the community together for a Christmas celebration when we can’t have the Christmas Fair.

“Last year, the relaunch of Gunny Money in time for Christmas proved an overwhelming success. Since the program began, more than $290,000 has been loaded on to the gift cards. About $55,000 has been spent locally through card redemptions in the past year. It has been a fantastic boost to our local retailers.

“The best thing we can do this year to support our local people and businesses is to keep our spending local, and Gunny Money is a great way to do that. A Gunny Money gift card can be redeemed at 100 business and services from care for your pets to the movies and cafes.

“When you are shopping for your friends and loved ones, consider what Gunnedah has to offer first. Keeping the spending in town makes for a Christmas to celebrate for all of us.”


Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.