The Downtown Dollars program is a simple gift certificate program that unifies and promotes the Downtown Santa Cruz business community, and continues to be a success! People are purchasing them, and spending them at participating businesses.
Downtown Dollars each have a $10 value and are accepted around Downtown Santa Cruz in exchange for $10 worth of goods and services.
Here’s how your business can participate:
– Accept Downtown Dollars at your business. All Downtown Dollars used at your business will be redeemable through the Downtown Association of Santa Cruz at 100% of face value. By signing up as a participating business you will be included in the promotional materials surrounding the program, and customers will be encouraged to spend at your business. Each participating business will be given a small display sign indicating their participation. You will be reimbursed for the full value of all Downtown Dollars you receive, just email: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a check.
– Buy Downtown Dollars. Purchase them yourself, use them as bonuses for your employees, thank you gifts for your faithful customers, or however you choose to take advantage of the program. Downtown Dollars can be purchased at Bookshop Santa Cruz, Pacific Cookie Company, and at the Downtown Information Kiosk.
– Be creative. Think of special promotions in conjunction with Downtown Dollars and we’ll help promote it.
*We have extended the expiration date of those Downtown Dollars that have an expiration date. If your business accepts any of these, we will still reimburse your business the full face value of these Downtown Dollars.
Questions? Email: email@example.com or call 831-332-7422 x3
List of Downtown Santa Cruz businesses that currently accept Downtown Dollars:
515 Kitchen and Cocktails
99 Bottles of Beer
Andy’s Auto Supply
BHODY (Sustainable Living)
Bookshop Santa Cruz
Bunny’s Home And Garden
Buttercup Cakes & Farmhouse Frosting
Dell Williams Jewelers
Del Mar Theater
Hat Company of Santa Cruz
Hula’s Island Grill and Tiki Room
Kianti’s Pizza and Pasta Bar
L’Atelier Salon and Spa
Level Up Video Games
Logos Books & Records
Lúpulo Craft Beer House
Melinda Lundgren, Healing Arts Practioner
Mission Hill Creamery
New Leaf Community Market
Old School Shoes
O’Neill Surf Shop
Pacific Cookie Company
Pacific Trading Company
Palace Art & Office Supply
Plaza Lane Optometry
Pono Hawaiian Grill
Red Restaurant & Bar
The Redroom Cocktail Lounge
Rosie McCann’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
Santa Cruz Optometric Center/Spex
Sesame Korean Grill
Sockshop & Shoe Company
Soif Wine Bar & Merchant
Toque Blanche (formerly known as Chefworks)
Walnut Avenue Cafe
Keep checking here for additional businesses!
Downtown Dollars are valid and redeemable for goods and services at participating businesses for stated value. Merchant participation and product availability subject to change at any time. Downtown Dollars cannot be redeemed for cash or used to purchase other gift certificates. Downtown Dollars cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Downtown Dollars cannot be used or redeemed towards previous purchases. Merchant may give store credit or cash for remainder of any purchase less than the value of the Downtown Dollars being used. All sales subject to terms of participating merchant.
Downtown Dollars is administered by the Downtown Association of Santa Cruz.
INSTAGIFT (Digital Downtown Dollars)
Here is the Instagift information and sign-up form for your business:
Gift recipients would hold up the gift card on their smart-phone, and you (the business) would redeem it directly from their device (similar to how Groupon works). They’ve created several resources to explain this program in detail:
1. Program Overview One Page – http://insta.gf/santa-cruz-
2. Two-minute Redemption training Video – http://insta.gf/santa-cruz-
3. The current Instagift site is up. You can view it here: https://
Please review these resources, and make sure to ADD your business to the Instagift List HERE to participate:
INSTAGIFT SIGN-UP FORM
You can also email Instagift directly with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let us know if you have any other questions: email@example.com