Buy Downtown Dollars
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What are Downtown Dollars and how they work
How does a business sign up?
For a one-time, minimal commitment fee, they are then put on the list. This commitment fee ensures that they are willing to accept the dollars and that they will ensure their staff knows what they are as well.
What do they cost?
We sell them dollar for dollar, so what you pay for is what you get.
How do they actually work?
When you take Downtown Dollars to a participating business, they are essentially as good as cash. We discourage the businesses from giving back change, so for example we encourage you to spend $10 Downtown Dollars for a $12 purchase. Our denominations are $5's and $10's, so this also means that you can share the love amongst several businesses, or spent it all in one - the choice is yours.
How do most of the Downtown Dollars get distributed?
We have an annual budget that we use for social media giveaways (which we do often, so follow us @discoverdowntownlangley), and people also purchase them for their own use and as gifts. Every year, about $20,000 gets circulated throughout our small businesses, which is wonderful!
How did the Downtown Dollar Program get started?
Back in 2011 we wanted to come up with a program that would rival big-box gift cards and re-direct this support to the small businesses.
How many different businesses have signed up?
Currently there are just over 100 businesses representing over 35 different categories (there's almost 30 restaurants on the list!). This changes weekly as new businesses sign up, so keep checking the list where they can be redeemed.
Have further questions? Contact us at 604-539-0133 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.