Principal retailers associations CONFCOMMERCIO, CONFCOOPERATIVE-FEDERCONSUMO, CONFESERCENTI, FEDERDISTRIBUZIONE and LEGA COOPERATIVE have signed up to an agreement proposed by the Ministry of the Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Employment, Health and Social Policy whereby holders of the Carta Acquisti - a 'shopping card', also known as the Social Card - will receive a 5 per cent discount on purchases made with the card.
The discount, which can be used alongside other promotions or discounts in the shops, will be reflected directly in the final bill or recognised by way of vouchers that can be used on future purchases.
Shops participating in the scheme will display the Carta Acquisti logo in the window.
Shops interested in joining the scheme should contact the relevant retailers associations.
Any other associations interested in joining up to the scheme should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the scheme (which is applicable to all associations) can be found at www.mef.gov.it/carta_acquisti.