Use Shop Local Gift Vouchers ALL YEAR ROUND and help local trade!

Now with approx. 155 participating outlets Shop Local Gift Vouchers are the ideal bonus/reward for your staff all year round. This is money which is guaranteed to be spent in Dundalk and surrounding areas and will help support local business and jobs. By replacing a cash bonus with Shop Local Gift Vouchers you will be giving your employees more than double their bonus!

The Gift Vouchers come in €10, €20 and €50 denominations and are valid for two years You can spend them in outlets including hair salons, restaurants, toy shops, food and drink, travel agents and much more- all your needs are catered for!

Remember there is no commission on this voucher – €100 is worth €100 and costs €100. By buying these vouchers you are keeping local jobs in Dundalk – jobs where family and friends are employed.

  • The Chamber makes no money on this initiative – so we are sincerely asking you, iff you are planning on giving staff bonuses any time this year or buying presents for your family, then buy local and buy the Shop Local Voucher and help Dundalk Retailers to stay in business, and assist with the revitalising our town.
  • We have sold an amazing €200,000 worth already and plan to sell much more in 2016! Other Chambers have run these voucher for the past number of years with great success.
  • Get behind this initiative, keep the town moving forward into 2016 buy shop local vouchers and support your local Retail!

Employers save yourself 56% on rewarding your staff!

Would you like to reward your staff with a €500 tax free payment? The good news is that you are entitled to give one each and every year.

Under the Small Benefits Exemption Scheme, company directors and employees can receive a non-cash bonus of up to €500 in value on a completely tax free basis each year. As the payment must be in a non-cash form, the most common way to avail of this scheme is by purchasing gift vouchers. Shop Local Gift Vouchers can assist you save money by taking advantage of the Government Small Benefit Exemption Scheme. Employers can save 56% on staff rewards now by giving employees a Shop Local Gift Voucher instead of cash. This was increased from €250 to €500!

What are the rules?

The important conditions to be aware of are:

  • The gift voucher must be purchased from company funds e.g. from the company bank account or company credit card. The director or employee cannot purchase a voucher themselves and seek reimbursement from the company.
  • A voucher can be purchased for each individual only once per year, even if you do not take the full €500. For example, you cannot take a voucher of €150 earlier in the year and take a further €100 later in the year. The scheme allows for one voucher per year up to the value of €500. Therefore to maximise the tax relief available, you should take the full €500 voucher.
  • You can avail of the scheme once each year, so put a reminder in your calendar to make sure you don’t forget to claim next year too!

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The gift voucher is also a fully deductible business expense for your company. You can avail of the Small Benefit Exemption Scheme in 2016 and use Shop Local Gift Vouchers for this.

The “Shop Local Gift Vouchers” are available to purchase online on or directly from the Dundalk Chamber Offices in Unit 4 Partnership Court (Just across the road from Dundalk Lighting). We are open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday right through lunch or you can order them over the phone by calling 042 9336343 or email

At weekends or in the evenings you can also buy them in Grants Newsagents in Dublin St., Cuchulainn Credit Union, Central News Clanbrassil St., McCuskers Newsagents in Earl St., Centra in Blackrock, Finnegan’s in Louth, Sheelan’s Riverstown, McCrystals in Jenkinstown and Valentines XL Carlingford. It is also ideal gift of choice for occasions such as Retirements, Birthdays, Weddings, Communions and Confirmations! You can also buy for Family and Friends!

Together we can achieve more so call us know if you would like to pre order your “Shop Local Gift Vouchers” and we will have them ready for collection for you or we will deliver them to your door!