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Giving back to Bristol’s shoppers and diners; All the businesses participating in January’s ‘Explore Bristol On Us’

33 businesses are offering customers and guests the chance to win a contribution towards their bill courtesy of Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID)


BID Lead

Shoppers are being encouraged to beat the January blues and head into their favourite places in Bristol for the chance to win money off their purchases. Between Monday 15 and Friday 19 January, more than 30 businesses in the centre of Bristol are offering customers the opportunity to win a contribution toward their purchase with a Love Bristol Gift Card. 

Venues participating in the event have been announced, including go-to city hotspots such as: Bambalan, Harbour House, Bristol Aquarium, Bristol Hippodrome, Flamingo’s Vintage, Pizzarova, Radisson Blu, and many more.

Each business has been provided with £200 to give out as prizes to lucky shoppers and diners, with participating venues including bars, restaurants, clothing shops and even hotels and hostels. 

Businesses taking part will be choosing their own system for selecting their winner, with some choosing regular customers, some choosing to reward the first person to spend a specific value in the business, or some even opting for a scavenger hunt to find the gift card hidden within the venue. Businesses will be revealing their individual giveaway rules on their social media channels.

Vicky Lee, Head of Bristol City Centre BID, said:

“Explore Bristol on Us is a chance to beat the January blues and support, both businesses and their loyal customers, at a time when we’re all feeling the pinch after Christmas.. We hope that the chance to win a Love Bristol Gift Card encourages people to visit their familiar haunts in Bristol and discover some new favourites, supporting the high street, but also adding a bit of excitement to a traditionally quieter month.”

Anna Blightman, Marketing & Events Manager at No 1 Harbourside said:

“We are really looking forward to taking part in Explore Bristol On Us - it's great to give something back to our customers, and initiatives that support Bristol businesses always get our thumbs up. We hope to see lots of regulars and new faces over the week. Remember, the more times you visit the more chances you have of winning!"

All participating venues:

Explore Bristol On Us, created in partnership between Bristol City Centre BID and Town & City Gift Cards, will run between 15th-19th January. To find out how you can win with a specific venue, head to the venue’s social media channels for more information.



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