Danville gift cards go virtual

Easy, secure and local: Gifts can be sent via text, email or Twitter

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 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.

For more information or to see participating businesses, visit or

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Posted by Danville Mom
a resident of Monte Vista High School
on Dec 17, 2015 at 7:08 am

Love, love this idea! What a great way to support our wonderful community. Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays !!!

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