Well, the Lifeline E-gift Card Program has been started by the Downtown Barrie Business Association this month in order to provide an adequate amount of support for the Downtown Barrie Businesses. Now, this E-gift card program is getting an additional layer of support. Yes, the Lifeline Program has made an announcement that they are going to introduce a safe as well as responsible for the whole Barrie Community. The foremost objective behind it is to provide support to local merchants.
The Downtown Barrie Lifeline E-Gift Card Program
This particular program is for the shoppers. It allows them to purchase a gift card of their favorite Downtown retail shops, restaurants, beauty salons, cafes, and many more through online payment. Keeping in mind the current scenario and social distancing, this program has introduced a new feature where it allows the buyers to send these gift cards to their teammates, friends, family members and staff online.
How It Works
It is an online process. The shoppers need to visit downtownbarrie first and there, they will get to see the option, ‘Purchase E-Gift Card here’. After clicking there, the shoppers will see the names of businesses in a dropdown menu. The gift cards are available in various denominations such as $25, $100, $250 and $500. After purchasing the gift cards, the owners will get an email confirmation. Moreover, they will be honored for supporting the Downtown Business.
The best part of this program is that it is a no-cost program. Yes, the buyers will get 100% of the funds from their purchases.
The Downtown Barrie Business Association said, “Please help us spread the word on this opportunity to #SupportLocal in a safe and responsible way. You will be helping keep our vibrant Downtown alive during these unprecedented times”.
The Association gave credits to the Meridian Credit Union for helping them in this program, “This initiative could not have been possible without our amazing partners at Meridian Credit Union. We would like to thank them for their continued support. To help encourage everyone to #SupportLocal, please make use of our social media kit”.
The Downtown Barrie BIA along with Meridian Credit Union organized a virtual cheque presentation last week. Michelle Huggins from the Lazy Tulip Café and Tracey Baker from ZuZu Fashion were with this virtual presentation.
The retailers got their first cheques from this Lifeline E-gift Card program. A video regarding this is also available at downtownbarrie.