Spend at any independent business that accepts Mastercard in Santa Cruz, CA 🛍️
Independent Santa Cruz 👩🏻🎨
The Santa Cruz Card can be spent at all independent businesses that accept Mastercard in Santa Cruz but not at the big chains. We do this to enhance the businesses who are the backbone of our community and make Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz for any occasion!
Give a meaningful reward!
Keep Dollars Local 🌠
Buying a Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz Local Gift Card helps small businesses thrive in Santa Cruz.
Frequently Asked Questions❓
How do I check my balance?Enter you card ID in to this form to see the balance available.
Where can I use my card?You can spend your card at any independent business that accepts Mastercard in Santa Cruz.
Can I use my card for food delivery apps?Unfortunately, no. Food delivery apps like Doordash and Uber Eats are large technology companies based in California. 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?Purchased funds never expire. Rewarded funds expire after 90 days.
What if I lose my card?Oh no! If you have your card ID we can issue you a new card to access your funds, but without the card ID the funds from a lost card can not be recovered.
What do you mean by chains?Our current parameters for a chain store are if a business has 10 or more locations in the U.S. 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 Santa Cruz Local Economy 🙌
Join the many shop local supporters making a difference in our city. Purchase a Santa Cruz Local Gift Card today!
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