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Posted on: May 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Gift Certificate Program goes County-wide

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The “Invest in Safford” gift certificate program has gone county-wide and added Town of Thatcher and the Town of Pima to the list of partners. The City of Safford, the 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.


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 7,500 certificates will be sold (certificates are available in lots of 50, with a maximum of 300 per business).

Step 1: Business must submit an application. Business must be located within Graham County. Apply via the link below.

Step 2: Applications will be reviewed by our Certificate Stimulus Program Team and businesses will be notified if they were approved, and receive their pre-printed gift certificates.

Step 3: Approved businesses receive "Invest in Gila Valley 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 each Monday until the end of the program. The first reimbursement check for the additional $3 per gift certificate will be issued to the business the following Tuesday’s until of the end of the program.


Participating Businesses

For a list of businesses participating in the program, click here.


Apply today: https://lf.saffordaz.gov/Forms/giftcertificateapp


*If business participated in the “Invest in Safford” certificate program, they will need to wait until Monday, May 11 to reapply to the “Invest in the Gila Valley” certificate program.

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