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Dundy County Gift Card Match Campaign to Help Local Businesses

Dundy County shoppers can double their support of local businesses by purchasing gift cards and certificates through the first week of June.
The purpose of the Dundy County Gift Card Match Campaign is to stimulate retail sales for Dundy County businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic and retain local businesses.
Megan Spargo, the director of the Benkelman Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA) is coordinating the initiative.
The Benkelman CRA fund will match dollar for dollar the value of any gift card or certificate purchased from a Dundy County retail establishment. (Example: $50 gift card purchase generates a $50 match to the business directly from the Gift Card Program Fund).
Gift cards must be purchased from and redeemable at Dundy County businesses only.
Retail establishments include: retail goods stores, restaurants/bars, beauty salons, and truck and auto service.
Payments made to businesses:
• Payments will be made to businesses after approval by the Benkelman CRA on the following dates: May 13th and June 12th
• All required information needs to be submitted to the Dundy County Chamber of Commerce and Development located at the Benkelman Post in a timely manner in order to be considered for fund disbursement (see calendar for required submission dates)
• Items required to be submitted include:
– Program specific gift card sales tracker
– Proof of purchase for ALL gift cards included in the tracker
– Signed application (CRA will provide this to businesses)
Match payments made to businesses will continue until the funds are exhausted
• Limit of $500 payable from the Gift Card Fund per business Total of $10,000 allocated to this project from TIF funds and contribution from the Dundy County Community Foundation, the Haigler Community Foundation, and the Dundy County Visitor’s Bureau.
All in-store gift card purchases would require a signature on the tracker sheet provided. Gift cards purchased by immediate family members of participating businesses are not eligible for the match program.
The funds go directly to the business, not the customer purchasing the gift card.
The program is being done through a partnership by: Benkelman CRA /Envision Benkelman, Dundy County Community Foundation, Haigler Community Foundation, Dundy County Chamber of Commerce and Development, and the Dundy County Visitor’s Bureau.
The program applies to all qualifying businesses in Dundy County. Have questions – please contact the CRA Coordinator, Megan at 308-760-3949.
Participating businesses as: The Weight Buffett, The Benkelman Post, Skyline Grill, Beth’s Bar and Grill, The Benkelman Pharmacy, Seize the Daisy, Uniquely Designed, Coleen Golden Comb, Val’s Beauty Corner, and The Lamp Post.

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