A Prepaid Mastercard that works at any independent business that accepts Mastercard in Ellicott City, MD 🛍️
Independent Ellicott City 👩🏻🎨
The Ellicott City Card can be spent at all independent businesses that accept Mastercard in Ellicott City but not at the big chains. We do this to enhance the businesses who are the backbone of our community and make Ellicott City a unique place.
Local Gifting Made Easy 🥧
We all want to support small businesses but shopping for someone locally can be inconvenient and confusing. Not anymore. With the Ellicott City Local Gift Card we have rolled up the power of many gift cards into one convenient solution. You can now give anyone the ultimate local gift with options they will love!
Give family or friends the gift of Ellicott City for any occasion!
Give a meaningful reward!
Keep Dollars Local 🌠
Buying a Ellicott City Local Gift Card guarantees money stays local. When you spend $100 at a big box store only $43 stays local 💸 versus $68 or more when spent at local businesses (58% more). The Ellicott City Local Gift Card helps multiply this impact.
Every dollar is an investment in the local economy
- More Jobs
- Local Wealth
More Tax Revenue
- City Services
- Food Service
The Card that Helps Small Businesses 👍
Our local businesses face a difficult battle competing against corporate chains and online giants, plus the global pandemic. Purchasing a Ellicott City Local Gift Card helps small businesses thrive in Ellicott City.
Frequently Asked Questions❓
How do I check my balance?For plastic cards, enter your card ID in to this form to see the balance available. For e-Gifts, open the email you received and click the "open gift" button.
Where can I use my card?You can spend your card at any independent business that accepts Mastercard in Ellicott City.
Why is a business not familiar with the card?Sometimes businesses or new cashiers may not be familiar with our program and think they can not accept the card. The Ellicott City Community Gift Card is a prepaid Mastercard and even if they have never heard of the program the business should still be able to accept the card by charging it the same way they would any other Mastercard.
Can I use my card for food delivery apps?Unfortunately, no. Food delivery apps like Doordash and Uber Eats are nationwide technology companies. Whenever you place an order through their service you pass money to them and they keep a large percentage of your order -- sometimes up to 35% or more -- and pay the rest to the local business. This ultimately hurts local businesses which is why we strongly encourage ordering with a local business directly.
How soon does my card work?You can spend your card immediately.
Does the balance expire?Gift funds never expire.
What if I lose my card?Oh no! If you lose your plastic card we can issue you a new card to access your funds for $5. If you lose your e-Gift card we can re-issue you a replacement at no additional charge.
What do you mean by chains?Our current parameters for a chain store are if a business has 10 or more locations. For example, if a store has locations in several states that is usually a good indicator that they are a chain.
Customer Support 📨
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Support the Ellicott City Local Economy 🙌
Join the many shop local supporters making a difference in our city. Purchase a Ellicott City Local Gift Card today!
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