Sign up below to participate in the Buy Local gift card program. Eligible Grover Beach businesses will receive a check for $500 in exchange for 20 gift cards worth $25 each. Participating businesses will be promoted extensively to encourage shopping in several ways: South County Chambers of Commerce's social media, weekly eblast, and monthly newsletter "South County Business News," and spots on local radio station KYXZ 107.9 FM. Businesses will also be promoted in Visit Grover Beach tourism communications.
After a successful Buy Local gift card program in 2021 for local businesses, the City of Grover Beach is relaunching the popular shopping campaign again to further boost the economy and show support for local businesses in the city.
Here is how the Buy Local gift card program works:
During the months of February through April 2022, local residents and visitors can earn free gift cards to participating Grover Beach businesses by shopping, dining, and supporting salon/personal care as well as fitness services in Grover Beach.
Starting February 1, when a shopper spends $100 or more at a Grover Beach small business (in the retail, restaurant, brewery, winery, fitness, and salon/personal services sectors), the shopper can select from a list of participating Grover Beach businesses to receive a free gift card for $25. To claim the gift card, shoppers need to upload their receipt of $100 or more to southcountychambers.com and choose their preferred gift card. The selected gift card can be picked up at the California Welcome Center in Pismo Beach or mailed to the recipient within one to two weeks.
In partnership with South County Chambers of Commerce, the Grover Beach City Council launched the Buy Local program last year as part of the City’s ongoing efforts to stimulate the economy, retain local jobs, and help small businesses recover and thrive. In 2021, there were approximately 2,500 receipts submitted totaling $225,000 in customer spending. The City of Grover Beach purchased $53,000 in gift card purchases at nearly 30 local businesses, which generated a total of $278,000 in funding for local businesses.