AS GOOD AS CASH
Downtown Gift Certificates are available for purchase and are redeemable at all Kamloops Downtown merchants and service providers.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are Downtown Gift Certificates that are available to the public for purchase and are redeemable at Kamloops Downtown merchants and service providers. They are as good as cash and accepted as payment by Downtown Kamloops merchants including service providers.
- Are available in $10, $20, and $50 denominations
- Encourage growth – You are keeping the dollars in your community and promoting local business
- Can be used to purchase anything from any downtown business
- Are the perfect gift for employees, business associates, or customers who already spend the majority of their time downtown
- Are the perfect gift for hard-to-buy-for people – they can pick out their own robe, haircut, meal, etc.
You can spend Downtown Gift Certificates almost anywhere in the Downtown core.
Purchase and pick them up at our office #202 – 246 2nd Avenue, Kamloops or call us with a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) and we’ll mail them out to you.
How do these work?
Treat gift certificates the same as cash and accept them as payment for any good or service they provide. Change can be given. Merchants can deposit gift certificates with their bank deposits and funds will be credited directly into their bank account. GC’s will become stale-dated 6 months from the issue date. In this event, customers can get a replacement GC by bringing stale-dated ones to the KCBIA office for replacement. For more information or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to Contact Us!
Gift Certificate FAQ:
I HAVE MY OWN GIFT CERTIFICATES
This Downtown promotion is not designed or intended to replace your own personalized gift certificates or gift cards, only enhance it. We as a collective of Downtown merchants are competing with the mall and big box stores and as such we need to think like one. These Gift Certificates were designed to promote shopping in the Downtown core and benefit all of our area merchants. By promoting and accepting Downtown Gift Certificates you are helping to retain and attract shoppers into your neighbourhood. Mall gift certificates have long been the go-to gift for teenagers and hard to buy for friends, family and business contacts. They provide multiple options and allow the user to spend them where ever they want. Downtown Gift Certificates now also give this option. With one gift certificate, you have over 500 different merchants and service providers to choose from. You can use one gift certificate for purchasing everything from a new pair of shoes to paying for that visit to the dentist.
WILL THEY WILL COST ME MONEY?
No! Downtown Gift Certificates cost you the merchant absolutely ZERO Dollars. There is no cost associated with accepting Downtown Gift Certificates. If the face value says $10, you receive $10.
ARE THEY A HASSLE?
No! Downtown Gift Certificates have been designed with you, the busy merchant in mind. When you receive them, simply treat them like you would cash or cheque.
CAN ANYONE ACCEPT THEM?
YES! If you are a merchant or service provider within the KCBIA area (1st Ave to 10th Ave & Columbia St. to Lorne St.) you CAN and SHOULD accept Downtown Gift Certificates.
HOW DO I REDEEM THEM?
Simply deposit them into your bank account as you would a cheque.
WHY DO I WANT TO?
Downtown Gift Certificates are available to the public for purchase and are redeemable at all Kamloops Downtown merchants and service providers. Downtown merchants are competing with the mall and big box stores and as such, we need to encourage our City to support local.
HOW CAN I LET PEOPLE KNOW I ACCEPT THEM?
We have counter cards and 3 posters types for merchants to put on their window, door, and counters - to let everyone know that you accept Downtown gift certificates. If you have not received one, email or call and we will have them delivered to you ASAP.
WHO SELLS THEM?
We do! At our office at #202-246 2nd Avenue. We accept cash, e-transfer or credit/debit cards. Call ahead to ensure we're in the office.
If you need more information about the Gift Certificates or would like posters and counter cards you can contact us and we will be happy to help. We are also available to come and talk to your staff and teach them all about the program.