A Prepaid Mastercard that works at any independent business in Essex, CT πŸ›οΈ

A Few Awesome Suggestions:

345 Stone Masonry
46 Plains Rd, Ste 9
Aldrich Hank Yacht Sales
37 Pratt St
Black Seal Seafood Grill
15 Main St, Ste C
Bombaci Construction
Plains Rd
Calamari Recycling
20 Town Dump Rd
Celebrity Greens
Cliff's Quality Meats
88 Plains Rd
Connecticut River Museum
67 Main St
DePaula Jewelers
23 Main St
Divers Cove
7 Essex Plz
Dockside Seafood & Grill
37 Pratt St
Dreamscapes Design Group
11 Main St
Emmy's on Main
45 Main street
Engineered Septic & Sewer
147 Dennison Rd
Essex Chocolates
124 Westbrook Rd, Ste 101
Essex Coffee & Tea Company
51 Main St
Essex Corinthian Yacht Club
19 Novelty Ln
Essex Detailing & Tire
40 Plains Rd
Essex Duck
51 Main St
Essex Indoor Golf Center
23 Saybrook Rd, Ste 5
Essex Mail Mart
12 Plains Rd
Essex Plaza Laundry
1 Essex Plz
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave
Essex Taxi
Essex Veterans Memorial
3 Westbrook Rd
Essex Veterinary Clinic
114 Westbrook Rd
Essex Wine & Spirits
125 Westbrook Rd
Essex Winnelson Company
186 Westbrook Rd
Euro Cleaners
125 Westbrook Rd, Ste 8
Finkeldey Septic
37 Plains Rd
Flow Pilates, Movement, and Balance
2 Nott Ln
Goal Sporting Goods
37 Industrial Park
21 Main St
Hong Kong Chinese Take Out Restaurant
125 Westbrook Rd
Hyacinth Nails & Spa
149 Westbrook Rd
Ideal Cleaners
17 Main St
Ivoryton Store
88 Plains Rd
J Alden Clothiers
17 Main St
Leather Man & Eliza B.
59 Plains Rd
Mahoney Sabol & Co Llp
80 Plains Rd
New England Mobile Auto
34 Withrop Hill Rd
Noah’s 63 main
63 Main St
Olive Oyl's Carry Out Cuisine
6 Main Street
One N. Main
1 N Main St
Painting Plus
15 Sunset Ter, Ste 11
Paraco Gas
23 Saybrook Rd
Pedal Power
4 Essex Plz
Pilates For Life
26A Saybrook Rd
Porky Pete's BBQ
90 Plains Rd
Portillo Landscaping
36 Main St
Privateers Pizza
55 Main St, Ste 3/4
Profext Pest Control
12 Plains Rd, Unit C
R.E. Godwin & Sons Plumbing & Heating
Riggio's Garden Center/Essex Flower Shoppe
136 Westbrook Rd
Riverline Pool Service
23 Saybrook Rd, Ste 12
67 Main Street Essex Village, Connecticut River Musuem, Rte 82
Safe Harbor Essex Island
11 Ferry St
Scotch Plains Tavern
124 Westbrook Rd
Scott's Farm & Greenhouse
85 Plains Rd
Service Master Of Old Saybrook, Middletown, & Guilford
36D Plains Rd
Siren Kitchen and Bar
11 Ferry St
Society's Scissors
51 Main St
Sullivan Paving
50 Plains Rd
Surfridge Brewing
6 Main St, Bldg 3
Sweet P's
51 Main St
The Essex Flower Shoppe
136 Westbrook Rd
The Griswold Inn
36 Main St
The Griswold Inn Store
47 Main St
The Note Nest-Professional Stationer
11 N Main St
The Red Balloon
77 Main St
Toys Ahoy
43 Main St
Truffle Shots
47 Main St
Valley Farm Antiques
134 Saybrook Rd
Weekend Kitchen
16 Main St
Welch Electric
10 Nutmeg Ln
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Buy the β€œEssex Prepaid Gift Card” πŸ›οΈ

A Prepaid Mastercard that works at any independent business in Essex, CT


Save Time

Figuring out the best local businesses to buy from is a time suck. The Essex Gift Card solves this!


Unbeatable Options

You don't have to know what your recipient likes. Give them the freedom to spend at lots of independent businesses.


Easy to Redeem

Approved for charges at any independent business in Essex.



Keeps dollars local and supports Essex small businesses.


No Stress

Stop worrying about finding that perfect local gift. You've just found it!


Perfect Gift

For any occasion! Birthdays, holidays, employee rewards, and more.


Experience the Best Independent Businesses in Essex, CT

Whether your recipient is interested in restaurants, retail, or service businesses they can choose to spend their card at the best Essex has to offer.

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e-Gift Card ⚑

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e-Gift cards are electronic gift cards, or think of them as virtual gift certificates.

  • Perfect for last-minute gift shopping
  • Emailed instantly after purchase
  • Send e-Gift to self to print out the card voucher

Plastic Gift Card πŸ’³

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Physical plastic gift cards are great gifts if you want the gravitas of handing a card to your gift recipient.

  • Beautiful mag-stripe card
  • Physical gift is a classic choice
  • Easy to redeem

Explore Essex through a Gift Card

Part of the fun of the Essex Gift Card is you can have a family member or friend get to know Essex like never before. Whether they live here, work here, or are in for a visit, it's time to add more spice to their life by giving them a chance to use their funds to get to know the area through its small businesses!

The card provides your gift recipient an incredible amount of spending options to enjoy that are totally up to them. Whether it is going out for dinner, discovering a new hole-in-the-wall location, being inspired to try the new menu at a local restaurant, hitting up a bar for cocktails, or just sticking to an old favorite, there is charming unpredictability to the possibilities.

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Independent Essex πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨

The Essex Card can be spent at any independent business in Essex. We do this to enhance the businesses who are the backbone of our community and make Essex a unique place.

Local Gifting Made Easy πŸ₯§

We all want to support small businesses but shopping for someone locally can be inconvenient and confusing. Not anymore. With the Essex 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!

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Give family or friends the gift of Essex for any occasion!

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Reward πŸ†

Give a meaningful reward!

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🏬Business Loyalty
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Keep Dollars Local 🌠

Buying a Essex Local Gift Card guarantees money stays local. When you spend $100 at a big box store only $43 stays local πŸ’Έ versus $68 or more when spent at local businesses (58% more). The Essex Local Gift Card helps multiply this impact.

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Every dollar is an investment in the local economy

Better Wages

  • More Jobs
  • Local Wealth
  • Donations

More Tax Revenue

  • School
  • Fire/Police
  • City Services

Stronger Suppliers

  • Farms
  • Materials
  • Signage

Stronger Services

  • Food Service
  • Accounting
  • Printing

The Card that Helps Small Businesses πŸ‘

Our local businesses face a difficult battle competing against corporate chains and online giants, plus the global pandemic. Purchasing a Essex Local Gift Card helps small businesses thrive in Essex.

Frequently Asked Questions πŸ™‹

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 in Essex.
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 Essex 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.

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Support the Essex Local Economy πŸ™Œ

Join the many shop local supporters making a difference in our city. Purchase a Essex Local Gift Card today!

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