Q + A with The Local Gift Card

Meet Sarah, the owner and founder of The Local Gift Card! I had the chance to sit down with her a month ago and learn all about her business. I wanted to share with you – check out our interview below!

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Q: What is the Local Gift Card?

A: A single card that can be used at a number of businesses in Kelowna that are locally owned.  It’s like purchasing an Orchard Park gift card.

Q: How many businesses are there to choose from?

A: There are over 50 with new ones being added all the time! There is a full list on The Local Gift Card website.

Q: What kinds of businesses are participating?

A: Wineries, restaurants, boutique, clothing, gift shops, activities and more!

Q: Do you have to spend the money in all one place?

A: Absolutely not! One can spend as much as they want at each of the businesses. The gift cards never expire!

Q: How did you start the Local Gift Card?

A: I had my own business in Downtown Kelowna, a retail store. I found myself wishing that there weren’t only gift cards that people could buy from my business, but ALL local businesses. Thus, I came up with the idea! I support community over competition.

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So WHY buy from The Local Gift Card? We are connecting locals to local businesses! Right now, The Local Gift Card has a campaign with Valley First where every $10 purchased from the Local Gift Card, Valley First will donate three meals to the food bank. By buying a gift card, you’re giving meals to people in need today!

Thank you Sarah for explaining your wonderful business!


Jenna here. So two takeaways from this blog!

  1. If you’re looking to purchase a gift card, you can do it right now. You can purchase online OR in person – it’s the perfect gift. The gift of local!
  2. If you’re a business looking to join The Local Gift Directory, you can apply right here!

 

-Jenna xoxo

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