How can I use local gift certificates?

Whether you’re a chamber, school, or non-profit, local currency is an excellent way to add a little fun to your next event. Local bucks come in a variety of denominations making them an ideal extra. Plus, you’re supporting your local community at your event.

 

5 Ways to Use Local Currency at Events

Awards

If your event is honoring anyone, local currency makes an ideal award. It can be used at a variety of locations so there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re honoring an elementary school student or your oldest citizen, local currency suits everyone’s tastes and needs.

Lucky Chair Prizes

You can place a sticker under one lucky chair at each table to win a local gift certificate. It’s a nice surprise for your guests.

Raffle or Drawing

Whether you sell raffle tickets for a big dollar gift certificate or simply enter all of your attendees into a drawing, local gift certificates are much appreciated. Plus, the anticipation of winning is a lot of fun.

Employee Recognition

Not all events are fun and frivolous. Some of them bring us together to recognize people who have exceeded our expectations. When you’re recognizing your employees, don’t forget local currency. Local gift certificates make great awards for employees because of the many options in denominations and where they can be spent.

Honoring Winners

If your event involves a competition like a chili cook-off or a bake-off, why not provide the winners with different denominations of local gift certificates? Spending options are a lot greater than just a generic gift certificate and with local currency, your community wins too.

The shop local movement has taken off in the past few years as people recognize the importance of supporting local businesses. These ideas for using local currency at events build buzz at your event in two ways–they get people excited about winning or being awarded something and allow people to feel good about their gift because when they spend it, they’re giving back to the small business community.