The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce is offering small, local businesses and shoppers the opportunity to participate in a Shop Local Bonus program. This was developed as part of the Chamber’s economic recovery response for the business community, and made possible by donations and support from residents. The Chamber will purchase up to five $20 gift cards from various Chamber members who qualify for the program. These gift cards will be then handed out to shoppers who submit $100 worth of receipts from participating businesses.
Since this program is intended to support small, local businesses that were directly impacted by COVID-19, the following business types do not meet the requirements for the program: corporations, convenience/drug stores; grocery stores; lodging; gas stations; and business chains that are not locally owned.
How The Program Works For Businesses
If you are a local retail, restaurant, fitness, or personal service business, the Chamber will purchase up to five $20 gift cards from you, which will be then distributed to qualified shoppers for the duration of the initiative.
To qualify, the business must:
- Be a member of the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce (or join the Chamber at a special rate – call our team for more information!)
- Be a local retail, restaurant, fitness, or personal service business.
- Have a physical location or storefront.
- Have the ability to sell and redeem gift cards/certificates.
If your business qualifies, you will be contacted by the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce with a confirmation to participate and asked to deliver your gift cards with an invoice for payment. From there, we request that participating businesses help the Chamber spread the word about the program.