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Giving the gift of Downtown has never been easier, as the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) announces the launch of the Downtown Albany Gift Card. Completely digital and delivered via text or email, the e-gift card can be used at over 30 participating locations and through April 15, 2021 or while supplies last, those who purchase a Downtown Albany Gift Card will receive bonus Downtown Dollars of up to $50. 

Redeemable at a growing list of participating businesses within the Downtown Albany BID, the Downtown Albany Gift Card provides the opportunity for all of us to play an important role in supporting the local economy and strengthening the Downtown community, while offering flexibility of allowing the recipient to choose which locations they’ll patronize. 

Through April 15, 2021 or until funds are expended, the Downtown Albany BID is offering up to an additional $50 in bonus Downtown Dollars with the purchase of a Downtown Albany Gift Card. A $25-$49 Downtown Albany Gift Card purchase will receive $25 in bonus Downtown Dollars, and purchases of $50 or more receive $50 in bonus Downtown Dollars. Bonus Downtown Dollars are limited to two per purchaser, and will expire on April 30, 2021 to encourage early utilization of the funds to assist in the longevity of Downtown businesses; purchased gift card funds do not expire. 

Marking the first digital gift card valid at businesses throughout downtown Albany, the program is administered by Yiftee with redemption through MasterCard. The Downtown Albany Gift Card can only be redeemed at participating locations, and makes the perfect gift for yourself, or for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, in celebration of teachers or first responders, or just because. Bulk purchases are available, making the e-gift card easily delivered to employees with the opportunity for each team member to decide where to redeem, all while keeping local dollars at local businesses. Those interested in bulk purchases should contact the Downtown Albany BID. 

How it works:  

  • Click here to purchase the Downtown Albany Gift Card
  • Select a denomination
  • If buying for yourself, enter your own email or cell phone number; if buying for someone else, enter the recipients email or cell phone number; a personalized message can also be included; if making multiple purchases, simply add multiple recipients when ordering 
  • The purchaser receives the bonus Downtown Dollars and can keep them or forward them to the gift card recipient or another individual; please note the bonus Downtown Dollars will be emailed from (name will appear as The Downtown Albany BID). Check your spam folder if you do not see the bonus Downtown Dollars in your inbox
  • The Downtown Albany Gift Card and bonus Downtown Dollars are immediately delivered and redeemable at one or multiple participating locations  

Participating locations include:  

  • Albany Center Gallery
  • Albany Modern Body Art
  • Angie’s Pineapples and Tings
  • BeAti Acupuncture Wellness
  • Bombshell Hair & Beauty Studio
  • Café Capriccio
  • Cider Belly Doughnuts
  • The Cobblestone Lunch Shoppe
  • Dawn’s Victory Café
  • dp an american brasserie
  • Downtown Nutrition Albany
  • Emmanuel Thai Restaurant
  • The Enchanted Florist of Albany
  • The Excelsior Pub
  • Fort Orange General Store
  • Fresh & Fly Clothing
  • Hill Street Café
  • The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
  • Jack’s Oyster House
  • Loch & Quay
  • McGreevy ProLab & ProPress
  • Michael DeNardis Salon
  • Mugshots
  • Parish Public House
  • Patsy’s Barber Shop
  • Pearl Street Diner
  • Ria’s Bistro & Bakery
  • River Garden Studio
  • Root3d
  • Stagecoach Coffee
  • Truman Jewelers 
  • Wellington’s 
  • The Yard Hatchet House & Bar
  • Yono’s Restaurant 

For more information, and to purchase gift cards, visit   

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