Date 2nd - 5th June

Location City Centre

Timings NA

Cost NA



Businesses in Preston City Centre will say ‘thank you’ to loyal local customers across the forthcoming Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend with a ‘Jubilee Spending Spree’.

Via Preston’s Business Improvement District (BID), businesses will be giving customers the opportunity to grab their share of £28,000 when they support city centre traders during the special weekend, by paying for their shopping, food, drinks, beauty services, and more!

Special agents’ will be in and out of businesses, which accept the Preston Gift Card, right across the Bank Holiday weekend. If you’re in any of those businesses at any point when they visit, you could have your products or services paid for, to the value of £70.

John Boydell, Chair of Preston BID said: “Over the last two years, businesses have continually worked hard, under challenging circumstances, to ensure that the city centre is a safe place to visit and enjoy. We wanted to do something during this special weekend that not only rewards the loyalty of local people, but gives business a little boost too.

“The Jubilee Spending Spree is a great way to encourage visitors – it helps keep spend local, and puts a little back in the tills of hard-working businesses. The Jubilee weekend is not only a huge celebration nationally but even more personal to Preston as it marks a two-decade anniversary of Preston being granted city status by Her Majesty The Queen”.

The ‘secret agents’ will be out and about from the evening of Thursday 2nd June until the evening of Sunday 5th June, in shops, bars, beauty businesses and restaurants, and will be armed with a stack of Gift Cards ready to present at the till and pay for the purchases of customers, at random.

Mark Whittle from the BID said: “We wanted to support city centre businesses in saying ‘thank you’ to their customers, who have loyally supported them throughout the past two years. Preston is very much open for business, and performing well; we want to see as many people as possible celebrating here across the Jubilee weekend, and the ‘Spending Spree’ offers another great reason to come here enjoy the city during this special weekend”.

Although the ‘agents’ won’t publish exactly where they’ll be at what times, every one of the participating businesses on the Preston Gift Card platform will be visited and their customers will be in with a chance of getting their haul for free.

There’s nothing required from the customer, other than to be in Preston, and in participating businesses at the right time.

For details of which businesses the ‘Special Agents’ will visit, and where the Preston Gift Card is accepted, please click HERE.






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What is Preston BID?

Who Is benefitting?

  • Stimulates wellbeing and economic growth
  • Gives competitive regional advantage
  • Develops partnership between private & public sector
  • Encourages corporate social responsibility
  • Provides sustainable investment for on-going capital projects/services
  • Creates a positive sense of place and enhanced community pride
  • Destination events in the city centre
  • Profiling of their home/city
  • Opportunity for businesses to have “a voice”
  • Increased footfall
  • Fairer to smaller businesses
  • Fair system, those that invest, benefit