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Get rewarded for shopping local! Starting June 1st, you’ll be rewarded with $20 gift cards to local businesses if you submit receipts equaling $100 or more from participating organizations. Just another great reason to shop local!

Businesses, for more information on participating click here. 

How To Start Earning Gift Cards


  • Starting June 1st, spend $100 or more at participating local retailers, restaurants, or other food & beverage businesses.
  • Save your receipts from your purchases. Receipts must be readable and itemized. They also must include the date, name of the business, and the full total.
  • Receipts may be cumulative but can only be redeemed during the month of the purchase.
  • Taxes, delivery fees, and shipping are not eligible for the purchase total.
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Participating Businesses


More businesses coming soon!

If your business would like to participate please fill out an application here. 

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FAQs


How many times can I qualify for the promotion?

A receipt can only be used toward one redemption and may only be redeemed once.

Receipts are cumulative from the month that the purchases were made (only receipts for purchases made after 5/15/2021 will be considered for the month of May). Shipping/delivery fees and taxes do not contribute toward the $100 minimum total.

Upload your receipts online → Upload Receipts Here or drop them off in-person at the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, which is open 9 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Friday. Atascadero Chamber of Commerce Address: 6907 El Camino real, Ste. A.

Receipts can be submitted to be considered to qualify for the promotion if the purchase is for a good that is made at a retail and/or restaurant from the qualifying list of participating businesses. The list of qualifying businesses can be found by scrolling down on the following form → List of Available Gift Cards. Purchases for services do not qualify – examples of those include corporations, convenience/drug stores; grocery stores; lodging; gas stations; and business chains that are not locally owned.

Other details include:

  • Businesses must have a physical location or storefront.
  • The following business types do not meet the requirements for receipt qualification: corporations, convenience/drug stores; grocery stores; lodging; gas stations; and business chains that are not locally owned.
  • Shipping/delivery fees, gratuity, and taxes do not contribute toward $100 minimum total.

Receipts for online purchases qualify only if they are associated with one of the approved businesses and otherwise meets purchase qualifications.

Once qualified, you will receive a confirmation email and your gift card will be available for you to pick-up from the Chamber of Commerce or mailed to you (mail may take 5-10 business days).

The business must meet the following requirements.

  • Be Atascadero Chamber members.
  • Are a local retail, restaurant, fitness, or personal service business.
  • Have a physical storefront.
  •  Has the ability to sell/redeem gift cards.

    *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.

Businesses must fill out the Shop Local Bonus Business Participation form completely and meet the requirements outlined in the application to be accepted into the program for participation. The application can be found here → Participation Form .

The Chamber will contact you upon participation approval, initial gift card/certificate buy-in will be for a quantity of 5 gift cards/certificates, each with a $20 value loaded unto them ($100 total). This means that the Chamber will help your business generate a minimum of $600 in sales! You will need to invoice the Atascadero Chamber for the purchase of those gift cards/certificates and you will need to deliver them (virtually, in-person, or by mail) to the Atascadero Chamber.

Businesses may be eligible for additional buy-ins based on the availability of funds and gift card/certificate demand. If another round of gift card buy-in is needed from your business, then the Chamber will contact you.

If you do not offer gift cards, paper gift certificates or electronic gift certificates may be offered instead.

If your business was not confirmed then your business did not meet the outlined criteria.

To qualify, the business must:

  • Be a local retail, restaurant, fitness or personal service business that is also an Atascadero Chamber member.
  • Have a physical location or storefront.
  • Have the ability to sell and redeem gift cards/certificates.

*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.

Once we receive your Business Participation Form we will verify the information submitted and will follow up with you within 48hrs.