City relaunches Shop 916 gift card promotion for holiday shopping and gift giving

Get extra spending money and shop local with the City of Sacramento’s Shop 916 gift card promotion of buy a gift card, get a bonus gift card.

“With over 100 participating Sacramento businesses, the gift card is the perfect gift to give or keep for yourself,” said Valerie Mamone-Werder, the City’s project development manager responsible for the program. “This is a great way to give gifts and impact the local economy. And there is still time for businesses to sign up for this free program.”

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 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 Nov. 15 through Feb. 15, 2024, and the bonus gift cards must be used by March 31, 2024.

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 $535,000 in Shop 916 gift and bonus cards have been spent in the city of Sacramento to date. Over 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.

Shop 916 also offers a volume discount program for one time or ongoing purchases of $1,000 or more which eliminates fees associated with the card. The bulk purchases can be used for employee rewards, customer appreciation, holiday gifts, welcome gifts, incentives, etc. (current promotion does not apply).

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

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