Edmond Chamber and EEDA Launch Small Business Saturday Gift Card Rebate Program
Just in time for holiday shopping the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the Edmond Economic Development Authority (EEDA), will kick off their first-ever Small Business Saturday Restaurant and Retail Gift Card Rebate Program. Like the rebate program the chamber funded earlier this year, shoppers will be rewarded for shopping local with money back.
For every $100 customers spend at a business within Edmond city limits, they will receive a $10 gift card to spend at the business of their choosing. Shoppers can combine purchases made on Small Business Saturday (November 28) and submit their collected receipts to the chamber, which will provide $10 for every $100 spent up to $1,000, for a maximum of $100 in gift cards per household. Receipts for grocery, medical and pharmacy, professional services and cost of labor are excluded. Receipts from Edmond Chamber of Commerce members will be preferred, but all qualifying purchases from local businesses within Edmond city limits will be eligible for consideration. Once funds are depleted, there is no guarantee of a gift card rebate so receipts should be submitted as soon as possible. The deadline to submit a receipt is Wednesday, December 2.
“We always encourage shopping local but this year it’s critical. The pandemic has seriously impacted our small businesses and if we want them around next year, we all have to support them now,” said Edmond Chamber President and CEO Sherry Jordan.
Purchases that can help support small retailers and restaurants include but are not limited to gift certificates and gift cards, online retail purchases, carry out or delivery meals and movie tickets or other entertainment passes for a future event. The mission of the program is to boost local sales tax revenue and support small businesses.
“We understand that many shoppers will choose to shop online or curbside this year and they can still do so while supporting Edmond businesses,” said EEDA Executive Director Janet Yowell. “Our local restaurants and retailers are prepared to help their customers shop safely.”
For more details on the program, visit www.edmondchamber.com/rebate.