Get extra spending money to celebrate moms, dads and grads with the Shop 916 gift card

With Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations right around the corner, the City of Sacramento has relaunched its Shop 916 gift card program with a special promotion of buy a gift card, get a bonus gift card starting May 1, 2023. 

The electronic gift card, launched by the City in December 2021, is a program that supports local storefront retailers negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Shop 916 gift card can be used at any participating business within the city. 

“The Shop 916 gift card is the perfect way to celebrate moms, dads and grads while receiving extra spending money to shop locally,” said Valerie Mamone, the City’s project development manager responsible for the program.  

The promotional offer features: 

  • Buy a $25 gift card and get a $10 bonus gift card for free 
  • Buy a $50 gift card and get a $25 bonus gift card for free 
  • Buy a $100 gift card and get a $50 bonus gift card for free 

This promotional offer is available May 1 – June 30 and the bonus gift cards must be used by July 31, 2023 

Bonus cards are limited to five per purchaser. Regular consumer-purchased gift cards do not expire. Gift cards are purchased through the City’s website at 

A total of $319,000 of Shop 916 gift and bonus cards to date have been spent in the city of Sacramento. More than 100 Sacramento small businesses have signed up to participate in the Shop 916 local gift card program. 

The program is funded from the City Council approved American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding for business recovery efforts. 

All local storefront retailers located in the city can participate. The program is open to all businesses within the city of Sacramento that have 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, with the exception of home-based businesses, franchises, liquor-only stores and cannabis businesses. Businesses can sign up to participate at