We spoke about this idea a couple of weeks ago on CapeTalk - so are very excited to see that Stella Artois South Africa have initiated a campaign where you can help save your local bar / restaurant through the purchasing of a voucher which is redeemable after the lockdown ends.

To add a bit more flava to the mix, Stella Artois are sweetening the deal by throwing in an extra 50% value on top of the voucher value you buy.

'Consumers who buy vouchers will be able to redeem them at their favourite local spot after the lockdown, and enjoy 150% of the value they paid for them. The business itself benefits from the support of their patrons (and the added donation from Stella Artois) whilst still being closed for business – providing immediate financial relief to pay wages and keep their business afloat whilst their doors remain shut. Both outlet and consumer win. Not to mention the Stella Artois brand, who by magnanimously offering this incentive to any restaurant, coffee shop, bar or deli with a valid liquor license (no matter whether they currently stock its brand or not) will surely win hearts and consumer’s loyalty for years to come.'

How can you buy a voucher?

Visit www.rallyforyourbarandrestaurant.com. Search for your favourite bar or restaurant, then select the value of the voucher you’d like to buy (choose from R100, R250 or R500 options). Facilitated by PayFast, your online purchase will be followed by a confirmation email and an electronic voucher thereafter. If your favourite local spot is not already on the list, you can nominate it and Stella Artois will get hold of them directly to try and get them listed ASAP.

How can restaurants and bars sign up?

For restaurants and bars to register, they can use this link:

https://rallyforyourbarandrestaurant.com/pages/add-your-bar-or-restaurant

After your outlet is officially listed on the website, you will also be free to rally your patrons to buy vouchers through whatever means you choose.