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How the Downtown Albany Gift Card Makes It Easy to Support Your Favorite Local Businesses

Content sponsored by the Downtown Albany BID

From barber shops and clothing stores to restaurants and pubs, locally owned and operated businesses are the lifeblood of downtown Albany. To make supporting them easier than ever, the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) launched the Downtown Albany Gift Card. This fully digital gift card is redeemable at over 40 participating locations in downtown Albany, which gives the recipient plenty of options to eat, drink, and shop locally.

Discover a Convenient New Way to Shop Local

As the heart of New York's capital city, downtown Albany is home to so many wonderful small businesses that are the backbone of the community. It is with the support of visitors and Downtown residents and employees that this urban hub thrives.

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, it created a lot of uncertainty for the area's businesses. However, not only did people band together and support the community through takeout and online ordering, but the Downtown Albany BID kicked off its new e-gift card program that allows you to "give the gift of Downtown" to friends, family, coworkers, and everyone in between.

Yes, Your Money Spent on Small Businesses Stays in the Area!

The Downtown Albany Gift Card encourages local spending, and because the card is digital, it's easy to send it to someone for a holiday, birthday, anniversary, celebration, or any other special occasion.

Every time you use the gift card at participating restaurants, stores, and more, you're stimulating the local economy and helping small businesses who may employ people you know. In fact, according to a 2018 American Express study, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., an average of $0.67 stays in the local community.

While your Downtown Albany Gift Card recipient enjoys choosing where to spend it, you can feel good knowing that the funds will benefit the area in more ways than one.

Craving Pub Grub? Need a Haircut? Here's Where You Can Use the Gift Card

Downtown Albany is a vibrant neighborhood and entertainment destination where there is truly something for everyone. Whether you want to try axe throwing, need a quick haircut, or are ready to grab a bite to eat with some friends, you'll find plenty of places where you can use the Downtown Albany Gift Card.

Although the list of participants continues to grow, the e-gift card is currently redeemable at over 40 locations throughout the local community. The choice is yours, as you can do the following and more:

  • Upgrade your wardrobe
  • Sip some fresh roasted coffee
  • Find the best clothing deals
  • Enjoy surf and turf or classic pub fare
  • Get a haircut or a brand new look
  • Treat yourself to a unique gift
  • Experience downtown Albany's nightlife scene

Get more info and view participating locations »

Purchase the Digital Card & Give the Gift of Downtown

You can buy your Downtown Albany Gift Card today through, an e-gift card business. All you have to do is select a denomination and enter the recipient's email address or cell phone number. After you've finished paying, the e-gift card will be delivered via email or text, and it will be immediately redeemable. It's that simple!

Downtown Albany Gift Card funds do not expire, are non-reloadable, and you can check your balance online. Give the gift of shopping local today!

Ready to get started? Buy a Downtown Albany Gift Card »

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