OBSERVER Newsroom

There are only four weeks left to take advantage of the Shop 916 gift card promotional offer: Buy a gift card and get a bonus gift card for free.

The City in December launched Shop 916, a citywide electronic gift card program that supports local storefront retailers negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shop 916 kicked off with a promotional bonus gift card offer that runs through Feb. 15:

• Buy a $25 gift card and get a $10 bonus gift card for free

• Buy a $50 gift card and get a $25 bonus gift card for free

• Buy a $100 gift card and get a $50 bonus gift card for free

“We encourage all Sacramentans to grab a gift card to help support local businesses,” said Shop 916 Program Manager Valerie Mamone-Werder. “There are 76 local businesses participating in the program, and more are signing up every day. Eligible businesses still have time to sign up to participate.”

The gift cards can be used at participating retailers, restaurants and other establishments where people eat, drink, play and shop.

Want to participate? The program is open to all businesses within the city of Sacramento that have 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, with the exception of home-based businesses, franchises, liquor-only stores and cannabis businesses. Businesses can sign up to participate at shop916local.com

Bonus gift cards expire Feb. 27. Bonus cards are limited to five per purchaser. Regular consumer-purchased gift cards do not expire. Gift cards can be used at any participating city of Sacramento business.