A Prepaid Mastercard that works at any independent business in Iowa City, IA πŸ›οΈ

A Few Awesome Suggestions:

2 Dogs Pub
1705 S 1st Ave
Adamantine Spine Moving
2726 Independence Rd
401 S Linn St
All-American Lock and Key
104 S Linn St
Basta Pizzeria
121 Iowa Ave
Beno’s Flowers
107 E Iowa Av
Big Grove Brewery and Taproom
1225 S Gilbert St
Body Maintenance Waxing & Micro-Spa
321 Kirkwood Ace
Bollywood Grill
201 S Clinton St
Bread Garden Market
225 S Linn St
Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar
209 N Linn St
Burger Haul
112 E College St
Buzz Salon
110 S Dubuque St
2127 Muscatine Ave
Cortado Mediterranean Cafe
26 South Clinton St
CrΓͺpes de Luxe CafΓ©
309 E College St
Dave & Pat Seydel Auto & Truck
917 Maiden Ln
Davis Heating & Air Conditioning
115 Southgate Ave
125 S Dubuque St
Deluxe Cakes and Pasteries
812 S Summit St
Dodge St. Tire & Auto
605 N Dodge St
Dodge Street Coffeehouse
2790 N Dodge St
EXL Auto Detailing
2305 Cae Dr
El Paso
601 Hollywood Blvd
Estela's Fresh Mex
184 East Burlington St
210 S Dubuque St
Geoff's Bike & Ski
816 S Gilbert St, Ste 1
Get Fresh Cafe
109 Iowa Ave
Hands Jewelers
109 E Washington St
Hatchet Jack's
101 Hwy 1 W
Heyn's Ice Cream
811 S 1st Ave
Hilltop Tavern
1100 N Dodge St
Iowa City Farmers' Market - Downtown
400 Block Of Washington St, Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp
Island Vybz Mobile Rasta-rant
Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack - Iowa City
1940 Lower Muscatine Rd
LA Wine Bar & Restaurant
180 E Burlington St
La Regia Taqueria
436 Hwy 1 W
Leash on Life
432 Hwy 1 W
Long Xing
428 Highway 1 W
Maggie's Farm Wood-Fired Pizza
1308 Melrose Ave
Mammitas Coffee
224 S Linn St
Marco’s Grilled Cheese
117 N Linn St, ped mall
Martinez Roofing & Construction
1425 Langenberg Ave
Maxwell Auto
3527 Dolphin Dr, Ste A
Mesa 503
2302 Muscatine Ave
Mexico Lindo Grill & Cantina
1857 Lower Muscatina Rd
600 N Dodge St
Nodo Downtown
5 S Dubuque St
Oasis Falafel
206 N Linn St
Onnuri Korean BBQ
624 S Gilbert St
Orchard Green
521 S Gilbert St
Prairie Lights Books
15 S Dubuque St
Professional Muffler
606 S Riverside Dr
Pullman Bar & Diner
17 S Dubuque St
Ramen Belly
1010 Martin St
Rapid Creek Cidery
4823 Dingleberry Rd NE
Red Ginger
1301 S Gilbert St, Ste 6
Release Body Modification
110 S Linn St
Saigon's Corner
201 South Clinton St
Salon La Di Da
702 S Gilbert St, Ste 107
Sidekick Coffee & Books
1310 1/2 Melrose Ave
Soseki CafΓ©
227 S Dubuque St
Thai Flavors
340 E Burlington St
The Brown Street Inn
430 Brown St
The Dandy Lion
111 S Dubuque St
The Encounter Cafe
376 S Clinton St
The KETO Kitchen
116 E Washington St
The Webster
202 N Linn St
Trumpet Blossom Cafe
310 E Prentiss St
Unimpaired Dry Bar
125 E Burlington St
White Rabbit
112 S Linn St
Wild Culture Kombucha
210 N Linn St
World of Bikes
723 S Gilbert St
Z'Mariks Noodle Cafe
19 S Dubuque St
Did we miss a favorite local business? Let us know!
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Buy the β€œIowa City Prepaid Gift Card” πŸ›οΈ

A Prepaid Mastercard that works at any independent business in Iowa City, IA


Save Time

Figuring out the best local businesses to buy from is a time suck. The Iowa City 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 Iowa City.



Keeps dollars local and supports Iowa City 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 Iowa City, IA

Whether your recipient is interested in restaurants, retail, or service businesses they can choose to spend their card at the best Iowa City 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 Iowa City through a Gift Card

Part of the fun of the Iowa City Gift Card is you can have a family member or friend get to know Iowa City 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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The Iowa City Card can be spent at any independent business in Iowa City. We do this to enhance the businesses who are the backbone of our community and make Iowa City 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 Iowa 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!

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Give family or friends the gift of Iowa City for any occasion!

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Give a meaningful reward!

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Keep Dollars Local 🌠

Buying a Iowa City 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 Iowa City 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 Iowa City Local Gift Card helps small businesses thrive in Iowa City.

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 Iowa 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 Iowa 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.

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Support the Iowa City Local Economy πŸ™Œ

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

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