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RACE IS ON: $20 Uber Eats vouchers for first LGA to hit 80%

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Uber Eats has dangled $20 dessert vouchers to Aussies who reside in the first NSW LGA of concern to hit the 80 per cent target. (Source: Getty)

NSW residents, book your vaccine appointments if you haven’t already; Uber Eats will knock $20 off the bill of Aussies who live in the very first LGA hotspot that reaches the 80 per cent double vaccination target.

The food delivery platform has launched a campaign to ‘get vaxxed for snacks’, noting that dessert orders among Sydney residents had nearly doubled between May and August.

“It’s been a tough few months of lockdown for New South Wales, especially for those of you in Sydney’s LGAs of concern,” Uber Eats said in an email blast on Tuesday.

“Eaters who live in the first LGA of concern to reach the 80 per cent double vaxxed target will be able to get up to $20 off an order (excluding fees) from their favourite dessert store via Uber Eats.”

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The offer is only offered to people in NSW LGA hotspots, which are Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield, and “some suburbs” in Penrith.

As a state, 85.7 per cent of residents have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with 60.4 per cent who have had both doses.

Uber Eats’ email blast comes a day after the NSW Government unveiled updated roadmap plans.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian also confirmed that it expects the first stage of reopening to be earlier than expected, on 11 October instead of 18 October.

WATCH BELOW: NSW's updated roadmap to freedom revealed

COVID-19 cases in Australia’s most populous state have been dropping rapidly in recent days.

Which LGA is winning so far?

According to the latest NSW data, vaccination rates in Western Sydney are racing ahead, with Blacktown currently in the lead at 67.2 per cent of residents jabbed twice.

In second place is neighbouring Parramatta, at 65.3 per cent, and then Campbelltown very closely behind at 64.6 per cent.

Unlikely to win the race is Bayside (57.2 per cent) or Cumberland (57.8 per cent).

Here’s a list of NSW’s LGAs of concern and the proportion of residents have had both vaccine doses:

  • Bayside 57.2%

  • Blacktown 67.2%

  • Burwood 58.5%

  • Campbelltown 64.6%

  • Canterbury-Bankstown 60.3%

  • Cumberland 57.8%

  • Fairfield 60.7%

  • Georges River 59.4%

  • Liverpool 60.3%

  • Parramatta 65.3%

  • Strathfield 61.8%

  • Penrith 59.6%

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 20: People exercise in Parramatta on September 20, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. COVID-19 restrictions have eased for people who live in Local Government Areas of concern across Sydney from today. Residents in those LGAs no longer have a time limit on outdoor exercise or recreation, and outdoor gatherings of up to five fully vaccinated people are now permitted. Shopping, exercise and recreation are now allowed within 5km of home, or within a person's LGA. (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)2
Parramatta is in the running to be the first NSW LGA of concern to hit the 80 per cent double vaccination rate. (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)

How does this offer work?

Uber Eats said it was “keeping a close eye” on the vaccination tallies.

“Once the first LGA of concern reaches that 80 per cent double vaxxed sweet spot, we’ll activate the promo code on the next Friday after the vaccination target is reached. The offer will also run for the entire weekend that follows,” Uber explained.

Step by step, here’s how it will work:

  1. Open the Uber Eats app and find a participating store under ‘Desserts’

  2. Pick your dessert and add it to your basket

  3. Enter the promo code ‘VAXXED4SNACKS’ (but note that this will only work for people in the relevant LGA)

  4. Pay, and wait for your dessert to arrive.

NSW residents with sweet tooths should note that delivery fees and service fees aren’t included in the $20 offer.

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