The Midweek Melbourne Money discount program is back, offering 25% off to diners across the City of Melbourne from Monday to Thursday.
Time to take the V line for a midweek night out, dining in the city has become 25% cheaper thanks to the return of the Midweek Melbourne Money scheme – a Victorian Government initiative which allowed diners to claim a certain percentage on their meal bills simply by uploading a receipt from cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars.
Announced last month as part of the Victorian Government’s new $201million stimulus package to support struggling businesses across the state, Midweek Melbourne Money is back to offer residents and visitors to the city an incentive additional dining at restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars in Melbourne’s CBD, with $10 million pledged for the relaunch of the project.
- Midweek Melbourne Money is back, offering residents and visitors up to $125 off their bill
- The program offers 25% off restaurant dining throughout the CBD Monday through Thursday.
- The program will be open to anyone who dines during the week with no cap on the number of claims
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Starting Monday, March 7, this year’s discount is slightly higher, and those eating in the CBD Monday through Thursday can claim 25% off their dining bill if they spend between $40 and $500 ( GST included).
The offer applies to food and drink purchases wherever meals are sold in the city, such as restaurants, cafes and pubs, as well as bars, clubs, breweries and distilleries. Fast food and take-out establishments, juice bars and kiosks are also eligible. Alcohol is included, provided it is combined with restaurant food purchases.
Non-eligible locations include mobile food trucks, vans, canteens, trailers and pop-up restaurants; catering, reception and reception centres; private river cruises; convenience stores, milk bars, supermarkets, greengrocers, grocery and gas stations and confectionery and packaged food stores, playing on the fact that the discounts are meant to encourage people to dine out.
There’s $10 million available in total and it’s on a first-in, first-served basis, with the program running until funds run out. So, if you want to cash out, we recommend that you leave from the start of the program and submit your refund request immediately after.
It’s worth noting though that you’ll need to pay your entire bill when ordering, and then you’ll get the funds back afterwards. You will need to get an itemized receipt when paying, then take a photo of it and upload it to the Melbourne Money website. Within five working days, you will then receive your refund by transfer to your bank account once the request has been approved.
Soon regional Victorians will be able to take advantage of this offer, with the arrival of a $30 million regional subsidiary of Melbourne Money, meaning you can get the same 25% discount at restaurants, bars and cafes in whole state – not just downtown. So in the Victoria area, when the twig arrives, we will also be able to get up to $125 back on our bills when we spend a minimum of $40 and a maximum of $500 at a Victorian venue Monday through Thursday. This program is scheduled to open on March 29, 2022.
Along with these beloved programs, $30 million in entertainment vouchers will be made available, offering a 25% discount on visits to cinemas, theaters, museums, galleries, concert halls and other events across the state. , along with 150,000 travel vouchers made available, Victorians who spend at least $400 on paid accommodation, experiences, tours or attractions in the state can claim $200 back.
The Midweek Melbourne Money program kicked off this week and will run until funds run out. For more information go here or visit the City of Melbourne and Government of Victoria websites.
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