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Love Eastwood


Why do we 'Love Eastwood'? It is because Eastwood is a popular destination to eat, shop and play.

City of Ryde would like to encourage people to shop locally in Eastwood Town Centre and help businesses grow, by running a Love Eastwood Gift Card program.

Love Eastwood Gift Card Program

During the Lunar New Year period (12 February – 26 February 2021), the City of Ryde will be giving away $40,000 in gift cards to be spent by customers in businesses who join the Love Eastwood Gift Card program. 

This program is aimed at keeping money within communities. Gift cards are valid for one year, between March 2021 and March 2022.

How to enter the love eastwood gift card competition

Entries closed at 5pm 26 February 2021.

On 2 March, an automised program will select 400 eligible recipients, until all 400 gift cards have been won. Eligible winners will have their name published below on 5 March and will be sent by registered post a $100 Love Eastwood gift card in the same week. Only 1 entry per household permitted. 

redeeming gift cards

The $100 Love Eastwood gift card can be redeemed at participating Eastwood Town Centre businesses from Wednesday 10 March 2021 until 10 March 2022 (valid for 1 year) at participating businesses. Check back in from 1 March to view the interactive map with all the participating businesses. 

Frequenty asked questions

Q. How can we check the balance of the card?
Log onto www.whyleavetown.com and click on the balance check icon. Enter the card number and pin to see the balance as well as a list of all transactions made on the card.

Q. How much is loaded on the cards?
$100 is pre-loaded onto the cards.

Q. How many times can I use the Gift Card?
The cards have a load once, use many times functionality. This means that the value which is loaded onto the card cannot be added to and the card can be spent all at once, or a little at a time.

Q. What happens if the card is lost or damaged?
If you know the card number then the card can be replaced. It is encouraged that cards are registered by consumers at www.whyleavetown.com.

Q. Do the cards expire?
Yes, they do expire as they are being given away and not sold. The cards have a 1 year expiry from 10 March 2021 to 10 March 2022.

Q. How do I know if a business accepts the gift cards?
You will be able to access an interactive map from the beginning of March listing the businesses involved in the gift card program. Businesses will also display a Love Eastwood sticker on shop windows.  

Last updated on 26 February 2021