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Designed to deliver new business to Association members, the gift voucher and gift card programmes, can be used in establishments throughout New Zealand.
With thousands of restaurants, cafes, bars and takeaways around the country signed up to accept the vouchers and cards, the Restaurant Association’s network is the largest in the country and one of ‘gift-station’s’ top-selling gift cards in New Zealand.
Vouchers and gift cards can only be used in our members’ establishments throughout New Zealand, with participating businesses promoted on www.dinefind.co.nz.
- The two long-term programmes run alongside each other.
- The Association’s gift voucher programme was successfully launched in July 2004, with eVouchers launched in May 2022.
- The gift card programme, in partnership with epay gift station launched in December 2010.
- Annual sales for the two programmes are now in excess of $2,000,000.
Restaurant Association gift vouchers are sold directly by the Association, through our network of corporate customers and from our dining search website www.dinefind.co.nz.
The establishment receives the full proceeds (for example if a voucher is for $100, they will receive $100). There is no commission or processing charge. It is not intended to replace an establishment’s own vouchers and is another way to get customers in through the doors. RA Gift Vouchers can only be redeemed at member establishments – that could be yours!
RA Restaurant Gift Voucher “TAKE ME OUT” come in $20, $50 and $100 denominations.
RA Restaurant eVoucher “TAKE ME OUT” come in various denominations from $20 – $1000.
Enrollment into the gift voucher programme is automatic for all members of the Association, no set-up is required, you simply need to start accepting them via our redemption portal www.dinefind.co.nz/redemption. You can find out more information on redeeming here.
Restaurant Gift Cards
Gift cards are an initiative in partnership with the Gift Station brand – sold through more than 3,000 retail outlets around the country. They are sold in different denominations and can be recharged.
Set up to redeem through the business’ EFTPOS terminal, the establishment receives the full proceeds of the sale; there is no commission or processing charge.
Available from over 3000 retail outlets around the country including supermarkets, petrol stations and more…
Like credit or EFTPOS cards, the Restaurant Gift Card has a magstripe on its reverse. Just above the magstripe is the card number and to the right of this, there is an added security feature in the form of a PIN, under a scratch panel. The customer then uses this PIN number on the payment terminal to pay just like using a credit card – it’s that easy!
If you have any queries about Restaurant Association gift vouchers and restaurant gift cards at any time phone 0800 737 827.
Dinefind – a member exclusive marketing platform
Dinefind.co.nz is the exclusive dining directory of the Restaurant Association of New Zealand. Our members are proudly listed here to give them another avenue for attracting customers. As a large resource of dining venues, dinefind is found easily in Google search results and is linked to by many major websites.
RA Gift Vouchers and eVouchers can also be purchased directly from the dinefind website.
- Members have the ability to edit their listing at any time, update information, opening times and more (just click on Sign in on the dinefind website, or go to your member dashboard on the restaurantnz.co.nz website)
- Listings show which establishments are set up to take Restaurant Gift Cards and RA Vouchers
- Dinefind’s search feature categorises those venues that are set up to redeem
- Curated feature lists
- Customers have the ability to filter by cuisine type, region and price point
If you need any more information about the Restaurant Association gift vouchers and restaurant gift cards or are interested in joining up, call us on 0800 737 827.
New World, PAK‘nSAVE, Countdown, Paper Plus, Life Pharmacy, Civic Video, The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Zed petrol stations and Take Note stores nationwide, as well as in selected 4 Squares and online at www.giftstation.co.nz
We register the terminal ID with Paymark or ENZ to be able to process gift cards. All you need to do is log on.
Yes, the cards can be recharged at any outlet that sells them. The minimum and maximum available top up amounts are printed on the card backing.
Yes, the card expires 12 months after purchase or last recharge. The period of validity is listed on the back of each card. Once the balance on the card has expired, the card itself can still be recharged, making the new balance available for a further 12 months.
The user can check their balance at www.giftstation.co.nz. Some terminals also support balance enquiry function and the current balance is printed on the receipt with every purchase transaction.
Process the transaction; the remaining balance on the card will be printed on the receipt. Do not give change as the card remembers the remaining balance, which is available for future use.
The receipt from your terminal will read DECLINED and will display the card balance. The typical solution is to accept payment by split tender (ensuring you accept the balance via the alternate payment method before representing the gift card).