Spend $25 on a gift card to your favorite downtown business, and receive a bonus $15 card to another business.
Within six hours of opening the Gift Card Bonus Buy website to the public last week, the Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP) sold out of gift cards and infused $40,000 into downtown small businesses. After receiving generous contributions from supporters, and with a lead gift from Charles Simms Development to re-launch the program, the DDP will open up the Gift Card Bonus Buy website at noon on Thursday, May 28, and keep it open until the bonus card funds once again sell out.
The Gift Card Bonus Buy program offers customers an incentive to support the small businesses community in downtown Dayton. For every $25 gift card purchased through the program, the DDP will include an additional $15 bonus gift card to spend at another downtown business. The bonus cards are limited to a maximum of 4 bonus cards per household, per round. This program is part of relief efforts to help downtown businesses navigate new operational constraints.
“We were blown away by the desire of our community to support our downtown small businesses, and to see everyone come together show that enthusiasm by purchasing gift cards,” said DDP President Sandra K. Gudorf. “We thank Charles Simms Development and others for the support to make a second round of the Gift Card Bonus Buy come to life.”
In addition to funding from the Downtown Dayton Partnership, round two of the Gift Card Bonus Buy is made possible by a very generous contribution from Charles Simms Development, as well as additional donations from Dayton’s own The Rubi Girls and many members of the community who donated funds during the first round of the program.
“Charles Simms Development is very happy to have this opportunity to support all the downtown businesses that make downtown Dayton a great place to live and work,” said Charles H. Simms, president of Charles Simms Development.
The gift card purchase bonus campaign is a way to leverage the public's support of their favorite participating downtown businesses while helping support and promote additional downtown businesses. The DDP has set up an online ordering system where customers select which participating business they’d like to purchase a $25 gift card from. With each gift card selection, the DDP will offer a bonus $15 gift card to a surprise downtown business, up to a maximum of 4 bonus gift cards per household, per round. All gift cards will be mailed to customers within 30 days of purchase.
More than 60 downtown businesses, including restaurants, coffee shops, salons, retailers, bars, and arts and entertainment venues are participating in the program. Gift cards can be purchased at www.DowntownDayton.org/BonusBuy starting at noon on Thursday, May 28. Just as in the first round, the number of available bonus buy gift cards is limited, and the program will continue until the fund is exhausted. Once the number of bonus cards is sold out, the DDP will disable sales on the website.
Those who wish to make bulk (more than four) purchases, or companies that would like to donate to support the gift card bonus buy program can contact Laura Woeste at email@example.com or 937-224-1518 ext. 229.