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NSW Parents vouchers expire this week: Here’s how to use and extend them

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NSW Parents vouchers will finally run out this week just as the school holidays roll to an end.

Millions of dollars worth of the vouchers – which offer parents five $50 coupons worth $250 – still remain unspent, and there are plenty of ways families can cash them in before the COVID stimulus scheme finishes up on October 9.

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Parents can cash them in at participating businesses offering arts, tourism and recreational activities, and at Stay NSW businesses for accommodation, including hotels, motels, resorts, caravan parks and camping grounds.

You can also use all of your remaining vouchers individually or combined.

With the Spring school holidays wrapping up this week, it’s still the perfect time to make the most of the unspent vouchers.

Taronga Zoo is just one of the many places you can book a voucher for to extend the shelf life of your soon-to-expire NSW Parents voucher. Credit: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello said last week that $63 million worth of Parents NSW vouchers were still pending redemption.

Stay NSW and First Lap vouchers are also nearing their expiry date, prompting NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet to encourage all families across the state to get involved with the program.

“Whether you want to book a weekend away to the coast or a rural area or take the kids to a movie or wildlife park, the school holidays are an opportune time for people to spend their vouchers. Don’t miss out,” he said.

Extend the shelf-life

If the next week is already booked up, there is one way to extend your voucher’s shelf-life – spend it on another voucher.

Purchasing a voucher from RedBalloon will give you another five years, so you can cash in on an unforgettable experience whenever it is convenient.

RedBalloon Brand Manager Timothy Harrison said: “With the large number of Parent NSW Vouchers going unused, we want to make sure people are spending their vouchers to create new memories with their families while supporting small businesses in the process.”

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Source: 7News