You may have heard that the government have just launched the #eatouttohelpout scheme which awesome news for restaurants, cafes, pubs and farm shops!
But what do we know about it?
It helps these foody places but how?
As a consumer you head to the restaurant or place that has the offer Monday -Wednesday for the whole of August and get 50% off the bill , up to £10 per head , its not valid for booze unfortunately , but you can get mega discount on your food! And bonus if the restaurant also takes My VIP Card you can get your My VIP Card discount on top! Whoop!
There isn’t a limit on how many times you can visit which is amazing! its almost cheaper to eat out!
So what are the pitfalls?
There is always the worry that restaurants are not taking the proper cautions to protect their punters from Covid-19 , however I have been visiting lots of restaurants and they are all taking huge precautions , they are going above and beyond with table service, hand sanitisers , apps to order, Socially distanced tables and clear instructions upon entry to most places!
And the price is crazy! We have eaten out as a family of 4 3 times this week for around £11 a time!
The rule is though that you have to eat it in, Be patient , it may take a little longer to get your food than usual , because restaurants cant afford to increase staff yet, so be polite and don’t complain, remember this is a new experience for them as well as you.
Restaurants ,. cafes and pubs can register for the scheme up until 31st of August and in my opinion its a no brainer for them to do it as it will increase trade for the month of August when typically it isnt a great month for the hospitality industry, what is worrying is once its gone what is left?
How do we keep people visiting?
This is where My VIP Card come in! We are the UK’s fastest growing loyalty scheme, we want to help people to support restaurants in their local towns and cities , but also when they are away visiting friends and family, or on holiday in the UK
Its a permanent scheme and wont be going anywhere anytime soon, and all we ask is that you offer a discount of 10% or over to our card holders.
In return we will share any posts you tag us in on social media, we will give you a profile on our website for free with links to your website and social media, you can add your opening times, links to book and photos , you will also get a location pin on our app so our card holders can find you when they are out and about!
And if you are loving getting discounts through the #eatouttohelpout scheme make sure you subscribe to My VIP Card so you can take advantage of our discounts and cashback offers!
If you are not ready to venture into the world quite yet we have some great cashback offers for Deliveroo , Just Eat and tons of independent cafes, breweries and food providers who can deliver with My VIP Card discount!
We also advertise small businesses of any kind UK wide, so get involved and help the UK to shop local! #ShopSmallToHelpOut