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Posted on: April 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Invest in Safford Businesses Gift Certificate Program

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Invest in Safford Businesses Gift Certificate Program Announcement


What It Is?

Attention local business owners!  The Safford Business Gift Certificate Program affords City of Safford businesses the opportunity to sell $10 gift certificates to their customers for $6! 

The City of Safford, United Way of Graham & Greenlee Counties, and the Safford Downtown Association have partnered together and will provide a $3 subsidy for each ticket sold by a local business.  The program will require that each business also contribute $1 to the value of the ticket.  This will allow local business to sell the $10 gift certificates to customers for only $6.  Once tickets have been sold to a customer (no need to wait until they are redeemed), businesses will be able to return ticket stubs and receive a $3 reimbursement per stub.

You can promote the certificates to your customers how you wish.

How It Works?

To receive certificates to sell to customers, businesses must apply via the application link below to be considered.  First come, first served.  A limit of 12,000 certificates will be sold (certificates are available in lots of 50, with a maximum of 300 per business.  If more certificates are available after April 20, you may be able to receive more). 

Step 1: Business must submit an application.  Business must be located within the city limits of Safford.  Apply via the link below. 

Step 2: Applications will be reviewed by our Certificate Stimulus Program Team and businesses will be notified on Monday, April 13 (or thereafter if application is received after the initial April 10 deadline) if they were approved, and receive their pre-printed gift certificates.

Step 3: Approved businesses receive “Invest in Safford Gift Certificates” to sell to their customers. 

  • Gift Certificates valued at $10 will be sold for $6 to the customer
  • Business must place a distinguishable mark or logo on the back of their certificates when they are sold so that purchasers will know where to redeem their certificates.

Step 4: Business reports the number of certificates sold by providing the ticket stubs to the City of Safford on Monday, April 20and the following Monday’s until the end of the program.  The first reimbursement check for the additional $3 per gift certificate will be issued to the business on Tuesday, April 21 and the following Tuesday’s until of the end of the program.

Gift Certificate Program Application
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