Get up to $ 150 off your bill at restaurants, cafes and bars around town with Midweek Melbourne Money

With reception areas open again and density quotas soon to be abolished, the city of Melbourne is relaunching its Melbourne Money remittance program.

If you need a quick reminder, Melbourne Money was an $ 8.4 million initiative launched by the council in June to get people to dine at restaurants in the city of Melbourne, including the CBD, Carlton, Docklands, North Melbourne, Parkville, Southbank, Kensington and parts of Flemington and South Yarra.

It allowed diners to claim 20% of their meal bill simply by uploading a receipt from cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars. The government refunded the money directly to your designated account.

It comes back as Midweek Melbourne Money, with a higher discount but a smaller offer window. You can now recoup 30% of your meal bill instead of 20, but this is only valid Monday through Thursday in an effort to bring people back to town to eat during the week.

The pool costs just $ 5 million this time around, but will likely last longer with the weekday limit alone. The discount can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks – as before, you must order food to be eligible (meaning you can’t spend it all on drinks). It’s also only available for receipts between $ 50 and $ 500, so you can grab between $ 15 and $ 150.

To claim your money back, take a photo of your receipt (make sure it is detailed and shows the company’s ABN as well as the date of purchase), go to the Melbourne Money website, download your receipt and share your bank details, and you’ll get 30 percent in your account within five business days.

The deal is not available for mobile food trucks, pop-up restaurants, home delivery services (like Uber Eats and Deliveroo), food service, convenience stores, milk bars, and lollipop stores. It only covers take-out if customers order directly from the company (in person, online, or over the phone) and pick up their food in person at the site.

Midweek Melbourne Money begins Monday, November 15 and lasts until the $ 5 million pool is depleted.

Richard Dement

The author Richard Dement