Launching Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2022
Visit Escondido is proud to announce the new Downtown Escondido Gift Card, a community-based digital gift card that makes it fun and easy to keep local spending local. Purchase a Downtown Escondido Gift Card digital eGift card to use at any of the participating shops in the neighborhood. With this card, you can write a personal message and send it to family, friends, and colleagues via email, text, or physical copy. Recipients can choose to spend it at one of the participating merchants in Downtown Escondido—or mix it up and spend flexibly at multiple locations. All-digital and always available on your phone, the Downtown Escondido Gift Card is great for the holidays, birthdays, teacher appreciation, coach gifts, or just to show your appreciation to a friend. Now you can give back to the community while you celebrate the holidays coming up soon.
The Downtown Escondido Gift Card eGift card is the perfect way to show love for your community and delight a friend!
Why supporting local businesses is so important
Participating in this program means supporting the heart of what makes our community unique. The purchase of a Downtown Escondido Gift Card eGift Card creates a pool of cash that local businesses in Downtown Escondido can rely on. Studies have shown that local independent retailers recirculate 47% of their revenue back into the community, while only 14% of national chains’ revenue stays in the community. More dramatically, restaurants recirculate 73% of their revenue back into the community, versus only 30% for national chains.
By supporting local businesses, more money continues circulating through the local community—this is achieved through a combination of profits paid to local business owners, wages paid to local workers, goods and services procured locally for internal use or resale, and charitable giving within the community. If you’re looking for a way to do some good or want to know how you can help the community you love, send a Downtown Escondido Gift Card eGift today! For more information or to participate as a merchant in the program, please contact Visit Escondido here. Visit Escondido is proud to partner with the Downtown Business Association to provide this community benefit to the downtown business community!
Give the gift of downtown to your family member, a coworker or friend by clicking the image below!