Keeping it Local San Leandro Virtual Gift Card Program
Shop Local this holiday season! Ahead of Small Business Saturday, the City of San Leandro is launching the Keeping it Local San Leandro Virtual Gift Card program on November 18, 2021. The Keeping it Local San Leandro Gift Card can be used at any participating business in San Leandro. And, for a limited time, get a bonus gift card!
Purchase a Keeping it Local San Leandro gift card to use at any of the participating shops in the neighborhood. All digital and always available on your phone, the Keeping it Local San Leandro gift card is great for birthdays, holidays, teacher appreciation, coach gifts, or just to show your appreciation to a friend. Now you can give back to the community while you celebrate the holidays coming up.
As an added bonus, for a limited time, when you purchase a $25 (or more) gift card you will receive a $10 bonus gift card. If you purchase a $50 (or more) gift card, you will receive a $20 bonus gift card. If you purchase a $100 (or more) gift card you will receive a $40 bonus gift card. (Limit 2 per customer, while supplies last or until December 30, 2021).
The program is a part of San Leandro’s recovery efforts to support businesses and foster community. Support for the bonus gifts is being provided by American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal recovery funds.
So far, a good variety of businesses have signed up to participate in the program, including:
As Kneaded Bakery
Square One Yoga
Estudillo Produce & Deli
It’s a Grind Coffee House
Sons of Liberty Alehouse
Fifth Wheel Cafe
Doral’s Auto Repair
Le Soleil Vietnamese Noodles & Grill
Pallen’s Martial Arts
Hanoi Chicken Noodle
CrossFit San Leandro
Nobody’s Perfekt Dog Rescue
Emil Villa’s Hickory BBQ
Businesses can sign up anytime by reaching out to the City.
Why supporting local businesses is so important
Participating in this program means supporting the heart of what makes our community unique. The purchase of a Keeping it Local San Leandro gift card creates a pool of cash that local businesses in San Leandro can rely on. Studies have shown that local independent retailers recirculate 47% of their revenue back into the community, while only 14% of national chains’ revenue stays in the community. More dramatically, restaurants recirculate 73% of their revenue back into the community, versus only 30% for national chains.
By supporting local businesses, more money continues circulating through the local community—this is achieved through a combination of profits paid to local business owners, wages paid to local workers, goods and services procured locally for internal use or resale, and charitable giving within the community. If you’re looking for a way to do some good or want to know how you can help the community you love, send a Keeping it Local San Leandro gift card today! For more information or to participate as a merchant in the program, please contact the City of San Leandro.