How to Spend your Downtown Frederick Gift Card
You got a Downtown Frederick Gift Card over the holidays, and now you’re wondering how to use it! With more than 190 businesses that accept the card, your options are basically limitless — but here are a few of our favorite suggestions to get you going.
Our biggest tip? Spend it now!!
Help our downtown businesses make it through these winter months by spending your gift card in January, February or March. Winter months typically are slower for any small business, and after the year we’ve all had… you could use an excuse to “treat yourself,” and the businesses could use a little extra cash in their registers. It’s a win-win situation all around!
Using your gift card now also makes it last longer! While the funds on your card never expire, you do need to use your card at least once every 12 months in order to avoid a $2.50 monthly inactivity fee. Every time you use your gift card, that 12-month countdown restarts — so as long as you use your card at least once a year you can avoid these fees entirely!
Not ready to leave the house just yet? You can use your Downtown Frederick Gift Card when shopping online, ordering curbside pickup or to-go. You simply need to call the 800 number on the back of your gift card and request the 16-digit credit card number associated with your card. Learn more about the Downtown Frederick Gift Card program at downtownfrederick.org/giftcard.
Have a Staycation
Get a night at a local Bed & Breakfast, buy your favorite adult beverage from your local bottle shop and order every meal to-go for a weekend getaway without ever having to leave town.
Gift cards always mean one thing — you’ve got the freedom to buy yourself something you’ve been eyeing, without having to stress about the guilt of “well do I need it… or do I really just want it?” So go ahead and spend that Downtown Frederick Gift Card on a new outfit, a new pair of shoes, maybe that hiking pack you’ve been eyeing for months, or something new for your house! That corner over by the window could really use a new houseplant or piece of art, couldn’t it?
New Year, New Look!
Everyone needs a fresh look for the new year! Use your Downtown Frederick Gift Card to treat yourself to a massage, spa treatment, a trendy haircut or even a new tattoo. Bonus idea? Maybe you go a step beyond the “usual” and ask your stylist for a makeup or hairstyling tutorial to take your new look to the next level.
Date Night Done Right
One thing that this pandemic has brought us, is the ability to get just about everything “to-go.” Take the time to celebrate the one you love with a very special date night at home! Get cocktails to-go from your favorite restaurant or distillery, maybe even a full take-home meal kit from a downtown restaurant… and don’t forget the flowers (yes, you can get them delivered)!
Put it Toward a Big Purchase
Maybe you’ve been saving up for something big, and your Downtown Frederick Gift Card can help you reach that goal! Put your gift card (or gift cards, if you got more than one) toward a large purchase and it’ll be just as good as getting it on sale. Gift cards can help you buy a new piece of furniture, maybe some jewelry, or even a wedding dress!
Help Out with the “Everyday”
If budgets are tight these days, you can also use your Downtown Frederick Gift Card to help out with some of those everyday expenses — from buying groceries or your daily cup of coffee, to picking up an order at the pharmacy.
Try Something New
While we’re all still in shock from trying to adjust to the “new normal” every single day, don’t forget that it’s still possible to try new things just for the fun of it! Check out a downtown escape room, get a psychic reading, take a music or art lesson, book a photography session or try out a yoga class… there is seriously no end to the amount of fun you can have with a Downtown Frederick Gift Card in your pocket!