CONCORD, CA (May 20, 2021) — The Concord Chamber of Commerce and city of Concord are excited to relaunch the Shop Concord program so residents can continue to support local businesses during this challenging time.
The e-gift card program was developed to help local businesses increase sales while keeping dollars local through a time of economic uncertainty.
The city has contributed $10,000 to the program that will provide bonus gift cards while funds last. Customers who purchase the Shop Concord card beginning May 26 will receive a free $25 Shop Concord Card with every $50 purchase, or a free $10 Shop Concord Card with every $20 purchase.
We anticipate the bonus gift cards will go fast, so buy early. After the first launched last fall, the program turned the $10,000 contribution into more than $30,000 spent at Concord businesses.
The e-gift cards are purchased through Yiftee, an online gift card and promotion platform headquartered in the Bay Area, and can be redeemed at any participating Concord businesses.
Joe Fields, owner of Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff at 2980 Treat Blvd., had a great experience with the first launch and looks forward to more opportunities.
“Count me as a big fan of the Shop Concord program,” he said. “The Yiftee gift cards give me a good sales tool while also giving a great value to our FlyCo Faithful that buy the gift cards to use at their favorite Concord shops … like Flying Colors Comics.”
More than 60 businesses participated in the first launch, and more will be participating for the upcoming launch. It is free for Concord businesses to participate, and it’s a great way to advertise and draw customers into the stores. Participating businesses also have an option to share a special promotion for customers.
If you are a business in Concord or want your favorite business to participate, go to concordfirst.com/shop-concord to visit the merchant-facing Shop Concord webpage to learn more or fill out the merchant interest form.
Gift cards will be available to purchase May 26 at https://app.yiftee.com/gift-card/concord.
Contact the chamber in person at 2280 Diamond Blvd. Suite 200, Concord, or call 925-685-1181. Learn more about what the chamber offers businesses, our events and how we can work together at concordchamber.com.