Love Bristol gift card – ongoing

The Love Bristol gift card was launched by Broadmead BID, Bristol City Centre BID and Redcliffe & Temple BID in June 2022 to benefit businesses across the city centre.

Since then more than 170 businesses have signed up, and £121,173 worth of gift cards had been sold by the end of June 2024 (including £13,555 in January 2024 alone).

Cards have been redeemed in Antics, Argos, Big Bao, Boots, Cafe Amore, Card Shack, ClothingXChange, Damaged Society, Eat-a-Pitta, Eurochange, Fig 1, Fone Styles, Goldsmiths, HMV, Holland & Barrett, John Wesley’s New Room, LEGO, Lush, Mountain Warehouse, New Look, Piccolino, Primark, Prior, Sainsbury’s, Scribbler, Skechers, Slater, ​Specsavers, Starbucks, Tabletop Espresso, Taste of Napoli, The Television and Movie Store, TK Maxx, Trespass, and Waterstones.

August 2023 was the busiest month for redemptions so far, with an incredible £9,798 spent across a wide range of businesses.

The Love Bristol gift card is aimed at encouraging local spend in Bristol’s city centre to help support business. All sectors of business are eligible to join the free gift card scheme, as long as they are able to accept Mastercard as a form of payment.

To sign up and further information, please contact izzy@bristolcitycentrebid.co.uk

You can buy the Love Bristol gift card, and see a full list of participating businesses at www.lovebristolgiftcard.co.uk

Bristol Shopping Quarter competitions to help promote the card

A competition to celebrate the launch took place in July 2022 when we gave away seven gift cards (1 x £100, 2 x £50 and 4 x £25). It was promoted in the Bristol Shopping Quarter newsletter and on social media, with boosted Facebook and Instagram posts. We received almost 2,400 entries. There were further competitions in September, November, and December 2022, in January, February, June, and September 2023, and in January and June 2024. A Broadmead BID retailer featured in a campaign to promote the card for Mother’s Day.