Did you receive a local gift card in December? Check expiry

The Why Leave Town Forbes gift card program has just recorded its most successful month, with 442 cards to the value of $50,062 loaded.

"These figures are excellent news for Forbes," Why Leave Town's operations and innovations manager Ashley Watt said.

Unfortunately, there's been a glitch in the expiry dates and recipients of the cards are urged to go online and check them.

Why Leave Town has been made aware of an issue with one batch of cards that have expired within the month, rather than their normal three years.

These cards were loaded in December.

To check if you have an affected card, please log onto www.whyleavetown.com/check-card-balance and enter your card number.

If your card is affected it will show that it expired on December 31. These cards will decline if you try to use them in store.

If you have one of these cards, please visit Undercover Sleepwear and Lingerie.

They have a list of affected cards and will be able to replace your card with a new one that has the full three-year expiry.

Why Leave Town would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the expiry date issue and thank the businesses and wider community for their support of the program.

Why Leave Town was introduced in Forbes in 2013 and involves almost 50 local businesses.

Since the program's inception, almost half a million dollars has been loaded onto cards to be spent locally.

"The last three calendar years have generated around $90,000 per year in loaded Forbes gift cards," Ms Watt said.