Virtual Gift Cards Still Going Strong!
In November of 2021, the City of San Leandro launched the virtual gift card program: Keeping it Local San Leandro. This program encourages local spending at participating San Leandro businesses and offers free bonus gift cards to purchasers.
With Small Business Week (April 30 – May 6) fast approaching, now is a great time to support local businesses by taking advantage of the program’s many benefits! And if you are a business – visit the site to learn how to sign up!
Since the program began it has generated over $20,000 in gift cards issued and over $14,000 in gift redemptions – money going straight into the local economy! This means that, at the time of this publication, over $6,000 in gift cards are out there, waiting to be spent at participating retailers!
The bonus gift card offer is too good to pass up! 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 purchaser).
Purchase a Keeping it Local San Leandro gift card to use at one of the over 20 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.
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.
A good variety of businesses (including some new ones) have signed up to participate in the program, but we are still hoping to enlist more of your favorite local spots to the list. If you are a business, please consider signing up on the Keeping It Local San Leandro website. Remember, right now over $6,000 in issued gift cards remain unredeemed, so there are many gift cards waiting to be spent in participating businesses!
Current participating businesses are:
As Kneaded Bakery
Be Well Juice
CrossFit San Leandro
Doral’s Auto Repair
Emil Villa’s Hickory BBQ
Estudillo Produce & Deli
Fifth Wheel Cafe
Hanoi Chicken Noodle
It’s a Grind Coffee House
Nikita’s Beauty Bar
Pallen’s Martial Arts
Le Soleil Vietnamese Noodles & Grill
Sons of Liberty Alehouse
Square One Yoga
Tio’s Mediterranean Grill