Safford announces Safford Business Gift Certificate program

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SAFFORD – 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 by Friday, April 10 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 16, you may be able to receive more). 

Step 1: A business must submit an application by April 10. The business must be located within the city limits of Safford. Apply by clicking here.  

Step 2: Applications will be reviewed by our Certificate Stimulus Program Team and businesses will be notified on Monday, April 13 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
▪ Businesses 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: Businesses will report the number of certificates sold by providing the ticket stubs to the city of Safford on Monday, April 20, and each following Monday 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 each following Tuesday until the end of the program. 

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