Gastro Card Giveaway… Countdown to Christmas!

17th November 2014

front of new Gastro card

We love Christmas at Gastro Card and wanted to share our love for the festive season, 

with an early Christmas Gift!

If you would like a chance to win a 12 month Gastro Card, worth £30 and enjoy savings at over 190+ restaurants, then via Twitter, simply retweet the competition and follow @thegastrocard or enter by email to including Gastro Card Giveaway in the subject heading.

Terms & Conditions:

One entry will be chosen at random every Wednesday at 4pm from 26th November through to 24th December. Gastro Card will announce the winners name weekly via the Gastro Card website and via Twitter.

If you don’t want to leave it to chance… Enjoy our very special Christmas Offer

Buy a 12 month Gastro Card for £24.99 for a friend and receive a 4 month Gastro Card for yourself. This offer is only available while stocks last. Purchase this offer here and use coupon code christmas at checkout or simply buy a 12 month Gastro Card  for yourself or a friend for £20 using coupon code GCChristmas – offer only available until 19th December.

About Gastro Card:

The Gastro Card was established in 2009 by two retired professionals who had a love of food, a passion for Birmingham and a desire to support local, independent restaurants. At the height of the recession, Trevor Land, previously Group Exhibitions Director at the NEC decided that it was going to be tough for the restaurants in the city. Determined to help them stay in business he launched the Gastro Card.

A simple phenomenon; the Gastro Card would ask the restaurants to provide an exclusive offer and in return the Gastro Card would market that offer and pass it on to individuals and businesses who would purchase a Gastro card. No cost involved for the restaurants – just `bums on seats’ at a time when things were getting tough. In addition to the restaurants own marketing and PR, they would receive proactive marketing to a wider audience through the Gastro Card website and social media.

Based in the heart of Birmingham, the Gastro Card has subsequently built up a team of like minded professionals, all passionate about food, but keen to support the Midland’s restaurant business. The Gastro Card Team is Trevor Land,  Sally Bowen, Jilly Cosgrove and Bryan Manley-Green. It’s a labour of love, but a blossoming romance with the restaurants and their customers.

We can provide personalised Gastro Cards; keeping your brand in someone’s wallet for the next 12 months and have a large number of city clients who use our cards as a `thank you’ to staff and clients and also to support corporate entertaining budgets.

If you eat out once a week you can save over £500+ in a year with your Gastro Card. We also work with large, local membership organisations.

We launched our bite-size, 4 month Gastro Card in March 2014, which in partnership with Visit Birmingham supports our on-going work with Flybe’s In-flight magazine, promoting our restaurants and hotels to Flybe’s 32 new routes into Birmingham.

In addition, we work with partners who compliment and support the restaurant scene such as Midlands Gourmet Girl.

We strive to ensure that as a local or visitor, we offer the ultimate `foodie’ experience for our Gastro Card members.

And like all socially responsible businesses we embrace fundraising activities for local charities; this year our chosen charities are Acorns Hospice, Birmingham Settlement and Help Harry Help Others, which we support through our Gastro Events, that take place in our partner restaurants, alongside assisting them with their fundraising events.

We also work closely with partners such as Kitchen School  and National School Meals Week to support schools and colleges on food projects, to develop children’s awareness of cooking as both a health matter and career choice.

We are proud to be one of Visit Birmingham’s Food Heroes and if you would like to start supporting your local restaurants, whilst saving money, then visit and benefit from the fantastic offers at a cost that you will recover with one or two visits to your favourite restaurants.