Skowhegan Regional Stimulus Program – Covid Bucks
Currently Closed, but accepting donations below
Once Open, the way that it works is that you purchase a gift certificate to any local business in the region, for a given amount up to $200.00. The Chamber then gives you an additional gift certificate for that amount – Doubling the value. For example if you purchase a gift certificate for $25.00 to Island Dairy Treat you get another gift certificate valued at $25.00 to Island Dairy Treat. A check then goes to Island Dairy Treat for $50.00. The Matched gift certificate is from a pool of funds that has been raised during the Covid-19 period for this. Without our donors this program would not be possible.
About Chamber Gift Certificates
The Skowhegan Regional Chamber of Commerce founded the gift certificate program in an attempt to encourage Central Mainers to shop locally. Upon purchase, the buyer receives a list of participating Chamber member businesses. The receiver can then go to any Chamber member on the list to redeem the gift certificate. By providing these versatile gift certificates, gift certificate givers and receivers alike are bound to be delighted
How it Works
Skowhegan Regional Chamber of Commerce Gift Certificates are in the form of a check. Anyone can purchase gift certificates at the Chamber office. When a gift certificate is presented to your business, you honor it as cash, complete with deposit information/stamp on the backside and deposit as usual.
Why it’s so Popular
The gift cerfiticates help to encourage local shopping! The recipient gets to choose where and what they would like to purchase for a gift. From auto repairs to clothing, travel plans to groceries, and much more! No gift is more flexible.