Buy Now, Shop Later!

2020 continues to be a difficult time for our small business community. We know that when our community comes together to support each other, great things can happen. Elmira Downtown Development, Inc. is pleased to relaunch the Elmira's Buy Here, Shop There program. This initiative will promote gift certificate sales on behalf of downtown/Elmira businesses and offer an alternative way for customers to support local during this time. We are excited to relaunch the program as a continued way to support our business community and are hopeful that people purchasing gift certificates now to spend later, will help keep cash flowing at this critical time. From online shopping to purchasing gift cards, your support during the days and weeks ahead means the world to our small business community. Many businesses still offer curbside pickup and limited-capacity outside seating, in addition to delivery! Let's continue to help our small business community! With the holidays right around the corner, this is a perfect time to scratch some people off your list while supporting small... Flowers, Coffee Shop, Favorite Lunch Spot, Dinner spot, Dance Lessons, Office supplies (not for your sweetheart though) - Buy a gift certificate for your next haircut, massage, tattoo, jewelry store, dance studio, printing business, office supply store, or buy someone a trial membership at the gym. Everything helps our small businesses.

Customers will be able to purchase gift certificates to participating downtown business through the Elmira Downtown Development, Inc. link - ranging from $10 - $100 - with the ability to use their gift certificate NOW or a later date. A $1.00, $2.00 or $3.00 service fee is included, depending on the gift certificate amount (service fees).

After the purchase is made, the customer will receive an email with their gift certificate information that can be presented to the business at point of sale.

Elmira Downtown Development, Inc. will send a check to the business for the gift certificates within two weeks.


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