Shop local with Downtown Dollars

Support local businesses and share the love of downtown Kalamazoo with Downtown Dollars. They work like a gift card at participating downtown restaurants, shops, and businesses. Use Downtown Dollars right on your phone or print them off for a simple shopping experience.

Purchase Downtown Dollars

You can purchase Downtown Dollars in $5, $10, and $20 increments. To purchase online, use the order form below. After purchase, you’ll receive an email with your certificates.

Downtown Dollars are valid for 5 years from the date of purchase.

Promotional Dollars

Any promotional dollars that apply will arrive automatically with your purchase in a separate email. “BOGO still available” will appear in the purchasing portal if promotional dollars will apply to your order. BOGO will only apply if the order is within promotional limits. For example; if the promotional limit is $100, orders placed must be $100 or lower to receive bonus dollars. If the order amount is higher than the promotional limit no bonus dollars will be received. BOGOs are limited to one purchase per user.

Please check your spam folder if purchased or promotional dollars do not appear. Promotional deals may have earlier expiration dates.

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Downtown Dollars are an easy way for schools and organizations to support the community. By buying Downtown Dollars in bulk for employee rewards or school fundraisers, you keep more money local and help our community grow. Some bulk purchases may be eligible for a discounted rate. For more information, email our team at

Become a participating business

As a business, accepting Downtown Dollars is easy. When a customer pays with Downtown Dollars, you simply validate the code online—you don’t need any additional equipment or software. You also get your own online portal where you can request reimbursement and access reports.

Becoming a participating business is simple. Just complete the below form and we will be in touch!


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