It’s that time of the year again; The Shop Local Bonus program is back for the third year! Supporting our community and economy by shopping locally makes a big difference, which is why we created this program to reward shoppers, like you, for shopping locally. For every $100 you spend at Atascadero restaurants, retailers, personal service shops, and more, you can earn a $20 gift card. It’s a great way to show some love to our community and give back while also being rewarded!

Here’s how it all works. First, you’ll want to start saving your receipts from local Atascadero businesses. (This excludes grocery stores, hardware stores, fast food stops, big box stores, and gas stations.) The receipts must be readable, itemized, dated, and have the business name on them. Once you collect local receipts that show you’ve spent a total of $100 (not including taxes or fees), redeem them online before March 31 at After you’ve submitted them, you can pick an available local gift card for $20! Gift cards to participating businesses may run out, so you’ll want to start shopping soon to claim your gift cards. You can earn up to two free gift cards per household.

Last year, the Shop Local Bonus Program infused about $30,000 into our local economy. This year we hope to exceed that amount! We have a fantastic business community that has been incredibly supportive of the Chamber and the folks in our community! Local businesses hire local workers, support local families, donate to local youth programs, and support local nonprofits. Now’s our chance to give back and support them. As the Chamber, our goal is to lead the way in creating initiatives and programs that support local businesses and entrepreneurs. We hope you’ll join us in supporting and shopping locally!

For more information, visit our website at or contact us at 805.466.2044. Let’s show some local love and make this year’s Shop Local Bonus Program a success!

– Josh Cross, Atascadero Chamber CEO

Josh Cross

President & CEO of the Atascadero Chamber | Josh Cross

Josh Cross is a longtime Central Coast local, having grown up right here in Atascadero. He has a strong knowledge of governmental and community issues, in addition to economic development. Previously he worked as the Director of Economic Development for the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce, and has always been passionate about the incredible work Chambers can do for their community.