Merchant Info - Downtown Dollars

Merchant Information

The Downtown Dollars program is FREE for any participating business! Because the certificates are treated as cash there are no associated costs for you.

The certificates make great gifts, promotional items, or prizes and can only be purchased at the DVA office.

Downtown dollars are produced in $5.00, $10.00, and $20.00 denominations. They encourage shopping at home and introduce new customers to downtown. Downtown dollars are the same size as a business card. They will take up less space in your register and are easier to handle. Downtown dollar denominations each have individual color codes making them easily identifiable.

What are the instructions when a customer wishes to pay with downtown dollars?

  1. Check the certificate for the registration number
  2. Check the expiration date
  3. Fill in the ‘redeemed at’ and ‘date’ portion
  4. Treat the certificate as cash providing change if required. A customer may use more than one certificate at a time
  5. Call the DVA office (250.542.5851) to make arrangements to be reimbursed for the full amount of the certificate(s)

Out with the old, in with the new!

The previous version of the Downtown Dollar will continue to be accepted but no longer available to purchase. Denominations of $5.00, $10.00, and $50.00 certificates are still in circulation.