NSW Residents Are Getting $50 Off Hotel Stays, But Only If They Apply for It

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If being able to move freely after months of lockdown wasn’t enough to make us take advantage of travel now, NSW residents are now also getting $50 vouchers they can use towards accommodation.

From Monday, February 21, the vouchers, called Stay NSW, will be rolled out in different areas of the state, with NSW residents aged 18 and over eligible for one each.

The vouchers can be put towards stays on any day of the week, including public holidays, at participating accommodation providers in NSW. Unlike the Dine and Discover vouchers, however, they won’t automatically appear in your Service NSW app, you’ll have to add it to your account.

To access it, open your Service NSW app on your mobile. Click ‘Vouchers’, under ‘COVID Safe Check-in’. There, in the ‘My vouchers’ section, you’ll see any Dine and Discover vouchers you may still have available. Click ‘Browse’ next to it, and ‘Find out more’ underneath the Stay NSW block.

Scroll down until you see ‘Check your address’. Once you’re confirmed as being eligible (again, the vouchers are being rolled out by area), you’ll need to verify yourself and accept the T&Cs, and the voucher will immediately appear in your app with a QR code the accommodation business can scan to take $50 off your stay.

Note that Stay NSW vouchers can only be used for the room — not for any other accommodation business’ services. Also, they must be redeemed by Sunday, October 9. You can check the list of eligible Stay NSW businesses here.

NSW Parents, meanwhile, also get five additional $50 vouchers they can use towards Stay NSW or Discover NSW participating businesses (in addition to $500 vouchers per primary-aged kids they can use for childcare). So, if they were to use them all for accommodation, along with the extra Stay NSW voucher, they’d get a whopping $300 off a hotel stay. Or, if you use both parents’ at once, $600 off.

Splash out on an OTT suite for just one night, or take a long weekend and stay somewhere a little less nice (but still lovely) — the choice is yours.

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