The town of Danville is offering a new twist on giving gift cards. More secure than traditional cards, these can be sent to recipients via text, email or a tweet, and redeemed via a mobile device.
Gift-givers go to Yiftee.com/Danville to purchase a Danville Gift Card, or choose a specific Danville shop from a list of over a 110 local merchants, select a gift ranging from $5 to $250, enter a personal message, a delivery date, the recipient's contact information and pay with a credit card.
Recipients of a mobile Danville Gift Card receive the gift via email, text or Twitter and can redeem it by presenting the voucher, either via a mobile device or printed version, to the designated shop, restaurant, or service provider.
The program is a partnership between the town and Yiftee, a national online and mobile gift card service.
"Purchasing this gift card is not only secure and easy, it reinforces a sense of community," said Marty Breen, who owns Forward Motion Sports, a participating business.
"The Danville Gift Pass is a great way for people to send a thoughtful gift quickly and easily, and will also allow residents to support our wonderful local merchants," said town economic development manager Jill Bergman, noting that approximately $23 is reinvested in the town's business activity when $50 is spent locally.
Purchasers who send a mobile Danville Gift Card before Dec. 25 will be automatically eligible to receive a mobile Danville Gift Card valued up to $50. Also, Yiftee is offering a $10 gift card for any $20 purchase with a MasterCard.