MOLINE, ILLINOIS (November 25, 2020) — To further incent local spending, the Quad Cities Chamber will offer a bonus $25 virtual Visa® Reward with the purchase of a $100 Keep It QC Visa Gift Card on Small Business Saturday to the first 210 buyers while supplies last. Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 28, which takes place annually the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.

The Keep It QC gift card and rewards program was launched as part of the Chamber’s Keep It QC movement, focused on improving our economy and community through local spending. The program is a way for consumers to buy local or to gift local to others by purchasing cards redeemable at a variety of area merchants.

The Keep It QC initiative is supported by Community Champions GreenState Credit Union, IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union, Quad City Bank and Trust, RIA Federal Credit Union, and Rhythm City Casino Resort.

The gift cards are available for purchase to be used at any Quad Cities merchant that accepts Visa® gift cards retailers, restaurants, salons and spas, boutiques, sports and entertainment, hotels, and more.

How It Works

Consumers can earn the $25 virtual Visa® Reward by purchasing a $100 Keep It QC Visa® Gift Card beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, November 28, via the ordering site. Limit one Virtual Visa® Reward per e-mail. Buy here: https://thecommunitygiftcard.com/keepitqc.

After purchasing on the site, buyers or their gift recipient will receive a physical $100 Keep It QC Visa® Gift Card via mail. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing and 5-10 business days for delivery of the Keep It QC Visa® Gift Card.

A $25 virtual Visa® Reward will be automatically emailed within 24 hours to the purchaser upon completion of order and is ready to be activated for use. Virtual rewards expire four months after issue date and are limited to one per e-mail.

Participating merchants in the Keep It QC gift card and rewards program are highlighted on the site as those who accept the special Keep It QC card and in many cases, offer a perk on the site to incent the card’s use at their particular place of business.

Once activated, gift cards are multi-use and can be used everywhere around the Quad Cities where Visa® debit-cards are accepted except gas pumps, ATMs, cash access, and for recurring payments.

All promotions are subject to be modified/canceled without prior notice. All decisions by management are final.

Additional promotions

Not only do Keep It QC shoppers have the opportunity to earn a virtual reward on Small Business Saturday, the Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), an affiliate of the Chamber, will select shoppers at random to receive physical Keep It QC Visa Gift Cards when making purchases at downtown retailers that day. The promotion is part of its inaugural Pay It Forward Day. DDP staff will roam downtown Davenport throughout the day and surprise shoppers with a total of $500 worth of Keep It QC Visa Gift Cards.

In addition, DDP is hosting a special Cyber Monday event on Nov. 30 wherein shoppers that shop online at participating downtown businesses can get their goodies delivered to their door for free on Wednesday, December 2. The delivery address must be within a 10-mile radius of downtown and only includes dry goods and packaged products at this time. Visit DDP’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/downtowndavenport) for details.

About Keep It QC

The premise behind Keep It QC is to bring awareness to the importance of supporting and buying locally because of the tangible economic benefits for our region. This includes GRP growth, more tax funding to support infrastructure and quality-of-place projects, support, and creation of jobs and increased regional attractiveness for companies looking to expand or re-locate to our area.

About the Chamber

The Quad Cities Chamber facilitates business growth and is dedicated to building a prosperous regional economy where all can thrive.

 

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