Canada’s Food Island Gift Cards restocked at locations Island-wide

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Charlottetown (P.E.I.) - Canada's Food Island Gift Cards are being restocked at all Mel's Convenience and Murphy Pharmacy locations across Prince Edward Island and Co-op stores in Tignish, O'Leary and Souris on Thursday, October 29, 2020. The gift cards will continue to be sold at a 20 per cent discount while supplies last or until November 15, 2020. Canada’s Food Island gift cards will be sold at full price after November 15, 2020. 

The Canada's Food Island gift card program was launched on September 28, 2020. The first release of gift cards sold out within a week, so this restock is expected to sell out fast.  There are currently over 175 merchants who accept the gift card Island-wide and the merchant directory continues to grow daily.

"We are overwhelmed with the support from Islanders by supporting the Canada’s Food Island Gift Card Program. This program was developed to support businesses across PEI through a difficult time and to encourage Islanders to continue to spend locally.” Mitch Cobb, Chair of Food Island Partnership

Over the last month, consumers have been using Canada's Food Island Gift Cards. As of Tuesday, October 27, there have been over 1,400 gift card transactions across Prince Edward Island.  

“Islanders now is the time rediscover what Canada’s Food Island has to offer! It’s time to celebrate and redeem at your favourite restaurant, market, accommodation, or local shop.”  Mitch Cobb, Chair of Food Island Partnership

Accommodations across P.E.I. participated in the gift card program's Stay & Savour promotion which offered packages to entice Islanders and short-haul travellers to stay longer and save through gift cards. The Stay & Savour promotion will continue to be offered by Accommodation partners until March 2021.

For more information on the program and to view the merchant directory, visit https://giftcard.canadasfoodisland.ca. To stay up to date on the restock and availability follow Canada's Food Island on Facebook and Instagram. 

 

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Media Contact 

Kent Thompson

Director of Finance and Food Tourism

Food Island Partnership

(902) 367-4409

kent@foodislandpei.ca

 

About the Canada’s Food Island gift card 

The gift card program is a two-year initiative that allows Islanders and visitors to purchase gift cards that they can use at local accommodations, restaurants, and businesses. The program, which was created by the Food Island Partnership (FIP) to support the Island’s food industry in lieu of the annual Fall Flavours Festival, has been expanded to showcase a broader range of local establishments and merchants. 

To view the list of participating merchants and where you can use the gift card visit - https://giftcard.canadasfoodisland.ca/merchant-directory/