Chamber highlighting virtues of Mullingar Gift Voucher scheme

Mullingar Chamber urge local people to shop local this year and have highlighted the advantages of the Mullingar Gift Voucher scheme for companies and employees.

The vouchers represent “the gift of choice” said a spokesperson for the chamber.

They can be used in 115 shops in the area to buy anything from clothing and homeware to petrol and electronics.

Chamber analysis shows that every €10 spent locally on Irish products generates more than €40 of benefit to the local community in terms of employment.

The retail sector employs more people than any other in the Irish economy and retailers are currently under significant pressure, so it’s more important than ever to shop local.

The advantage of Mullingar Gift Vouchers for businesses is that, under the Small Benefits Exemption Scheme, company directors and employees can receive non-cash bonuses of up to €1000 on a tax-free basis each year, and with that in mind, Mullingar Chamber encourage all employers to buy this voucher.

Christmas is a particularly popular period for the Mullingar Gift Voucher Scheme as vouchers are ideal gifts for friends and family and employees.

Mullingar Chamber sold €300,000 in vouchers last year and expect that to increase for 2022.

Retailers are charged as little as 1.5% redemption fee, much less than some larger voucher schemes, which can make up to 12% on purchases.

Mullingar Chamber would like to thank the sponsors of the vouchers – Flynn Fuels, North Midlands Credit Union, Millie Walsh’s Maxol, Buckley’s SuperValu and the Westmeath Examiner.

If you want to buy vouchers, you can purchase them online on by phone on 0449344044 or by email at

Vouchers are also available, in small quantities, at Millie Walsh’s Maxol and Buckley’s SuperValu from Monday December 5 and are from North Midlands Credit Union and from Mullingar Chamber Office on Market Square.

To check out the full list of outlets who are redeeming the Mullingar Gift Vouchers see the list here.