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SPAR Austria helps shoppers go cashless with voucher cards

March 31, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: COVID-19

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, many neighbours are shopping for each other, especially to support the elderly and people with health issues. To further reduce direct contact and to simplify shopping for risk groups, SPAR Austria recommends paying with voucher cards. These cards can be purchased and redeemed at INTERSPAR, EUROSPAR, and SPAR stores.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) advises shoppers to pay cashless if possible. But groceries for the elderly and people with health issues are often still paid in cash. Risk groups depending on the delivery of food often give relatives and volunteers money for the purchase in advance or hand over cash when the groceries are delivered at their front door. In these cases, the voucher cards offer a safe and convenient alternative method of payment.

SPAR vouchers are available at SPAR, EUROSPAR, and INTERSPAR stores nationwide and can be topped up several times with an amount of up to €200. The value of the card is shown on the receipt after each purchase. The voucher cards can be disinfected easily.

To protect instore health and safety, SPAR asks customers to keep the minimum distance of 1-2m from other people in the store and to pay cashless if possible. Payment by bank card, credit or voucher card leads to shorter waiting times and helps to reduce contacts.

Source: SPAR Austria


About SPAR Austria

The origins of SPAR in Austria date back to 1954, but the current SPAR AG was created in 1970 when the original founding families joined with other regional wholesalers to form SPAR Austria AG – a 100% privately owned Austrian company.

With licences granted by SPAR International, ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG) has developed SPAR in Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, and Northern Italy.