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Downtown Digital Dollars

Give the give of a downtown shopping spree while supporting your favorite retailers, restaurants, services, and entertainment venues.

Support more than 35 downtown businesses with one gift card. Our Downtown Digital Dollars program gives you the chance to purchase a gift card at the amount of your choice, which can be redeemed at any of our participating business.

Downtown Digital Dollars are more than just convenient — they’re the perfect opportunity to encourage others to shop local and explore something new, right here downtown.

How It Works

1. Select the value of your Downtown Digital Dollars gift card.
2. Choose your recipient of the gift card, and it will be sent to them via email or text message.
3. The recipient can use their Downtown Digital Dollars value to make purchases at any of the participating Downtown Lansing merchants. The card is available electronically, or they can print it if they choose.

Buy a Downtown Digital Dollars Gift Card

eDelivery fee of $2.25 will be applied. Per gift, you will be charged a delivery fee of $1 + 5% of gift amount.

Where can I use my gift card?

  • 2 Blondes & A Brush
  • A Novel Concept
  • Bowdie’s Chophouse
  • Brown Dog Creamery
  • Capital Hippie
  • Clover Joy Collective
  • Coco Bella
  • Dear Ollie & Co.
  • Downtown Lansing Inc.
  • Element Massage
  • Firefly Hot Yoga Barre
  • Goodfella’s Bagels
  • Impression 5 Science Center
  • Insty-Prints Downtown
  • Irie Smoke Shack
  • Jalapeno’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Kin Thai
  • Lansing Art Gallery
  • Lansing Brewing Company
  • Lansing Shuffle
  • Linn & Owen Jewelers
  • Market on the SQ2
  • Midtown Brewing Company
  • Nelson Gallery
  • Neva Lee’s
  • New Daily Bagel
  • Nubian Jewelry
  • Ornamaloo
  • Osteria Vegana
  • River Town Adventures
  • Summit Comic Books & Games
  • Sweet Encounter Bakery
  • Sylvia’s Sudsery
  • The Gold Mine
  • The Peanut Shop
  • Veg Head
  • Yeti Kitchen


Yes. As long as there is a remaining balance, the card may be used at any participating location. See list of locations that accept the Downtown Digital Dollars here.

Sometimes we need time to ensure an order is correct and, in some cases, our system may also request a phone number from you. We generally process orders right away, but a delay of an hour or more can happen. If your order hasn’t been processed, please check your email inbox as well as your spam folder to see if we have sent a request.

The card can be used at any location that has signed up for the program, listed above. Additional businesses are being added every day! If you are a business wishing to participate, see how you can get involved above.

Unfortunately, no — Downtown Digital Dollars are intended to be used in-store or over the phone with the listed participating merchants. They will not work with delivery services who cannot specify a participating merchant’s point-of-sale system (like Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats, or Postmates) because enabling those third parties would allow gifts to be redeemed outside your community.

The card is keyed in manually into a business’ point-of-sale or terminal systems as a credit card. It cannot be swiped.

Yes. Just as refunds would be applied to your credit card, they can also be applied to your gift card.

The information is entered into the point-of-sale or terminal system incorrectly. Try re-entering the information. The value on the card is less than what is trying to be redeemed. Have an additional payment form ready in this instance. You are trying to redeem it at a non-participating business.

In the event that your purchase exceeds the amount in your balance, you will need to have a separate form of payment to cover the difference of the purchase amount. Online purchases will be declined if the purchase amount is greater than the current card balance; ecommerce engines don’t take multiple cards.

There are no plastic cards available. The card is available electronically or, if you choose, you can print it on a piece of paper.

The card purchaser pays an eDelivery fee to cover processing costs ($1.00 per card and 5% of the total value of the gift amount), unless this has been paid by a third party. The card recipient and merchant receive the full value for the card, providing maximum benefit to local businesses.

Unfortunately, for security and currency reasons, Downtown Digital Dollars are only sold from within the United States using a credit/debit card from a U.S. financial institution.

The Details

Volume Discount Program

Downtown Digital Dollars make great gifts for employee rewards, company holiday giveaways, customer appreciation, welcome baskets, promotions, incentives, and more. Get access to reduced or waived fees for purchases over $1,000, plus direct assistance and a free Enterprise Account with business reporting. Sponsorship opportunities are also available - contact us at [email protected] to learn more.

Sponsor Downtown Digital Dollars Matching Promotions

Organizations interested in supporting downtown businesses can elect to match the amount of Downtown Digital Dollars sold through special sales and promotions. For example, during the holiday season in the past, sponsor businesses have committed to matching bonus gift cards through BOGO sales, wherein customers can buy one gift card worth $10-$50 and receive a bonus gift of equal value while funds last through the sale. If you’re interested in partnering with us to match Downtown Digital Dollars, contact Cathleen at [email protected].

Become a Participating Business

Are you a downtown business? Downtown Digital Dollars are a great opportunity to support your shop or restaurant. Apply to be part of our local network that accepts Downtown Digital Dollars to expand your customer base and increase visibility to your business. Contact us at [email protected].

Additional Terms

Non-reloadable. No cash access. Purchase, acceptance, or use of the Voucher constitutes acceptance of Terms of Use. While this Voucher does not expire, unless prohibited by law, a $3.00 fee will be deducted monthly from the Voucher balance starting on the 1st day after 12 consecutive months of inactivity starting from the date of issuance or last Activity on the Voucher. Activity means any action resulting in a change in Voucher balance, other than fee imposition, or adjustment due to error or prior transaction reversal.