Canada’s Food Island Gift Cards Go On Sale September 28th
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – Canada’s Food Island gift cards will be available to purchase beginning Monday September 28th at retail locations Island-wide.
The gift card program was created by Food Island Partnership to support PEI local businesses, fishers, farmers, food producers, restaurateurs and tourism accommodations. The first release of 5,000 gift cards will be available for purchase starting September 28th at Mel’s Convenience, Murphy’s Pharmacy and Co-op locations in Souris, O’Leary and Tignish. Islanders are encouraged to get their gift cards early as quantities are limited.
To celebrate the launch of the gift card program, a 20% off savings on the gift card will be offered for a limited time, while supplies last. For example, a $50 Canada’s Food Island gift card will be sold for $40.
Canada’s Food Island gift cards are accepted at over 150 Island businesses from tip to tip. The merchant directory includes restaurants and take outs, local food markets, local retail shops, golf courses, culinary adventures, tourism accommodations and authentic PEI products.
“The gift cards don’t have an expiry date, so they make a perfect gift for any special occasion,” said Mitch Cobb, Chair of the Food Island Partnership. We hope both Islanders and visitors will take advantage of the opportunity to explore all that PEI has to offer this fall and beyond. It's a win-win scenario, the gift cards provide savings to the consumer, while also supporting local business at the same time,” said Cobb.
“It’s time for us to step up and show our support by purchasing a Canada’s Food Island gift card,” said Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Minister Matthew MacKay. "When Islanders and visitors purchase a gift card, they can feel proud knowing that they're directly supporting our local Island businesses, fishers, farmers, food producers, restaurateurs and tourism operators across the province.”
Atlantic Canadians considering a PEI vacation this fall, as well as Islanders interested in a staycation, will also be able to take advantage of accommodation packages that include free Canada’s Food Island gift cards. Over 30 Island accommodation providers are offering Stay & Savour packages. Depending on the length of stay, guests can receive up to $150 in free gift cards.
For a full list of participating businesses, retail locations and details on the Stay & Savour accommodation packages visit www.canadasfoodisland.ca.
Director of Finance and Food Tourism
Food Island Partnership