How does a collective gift card work?
West Denver Marketplaces showcases a wide variety of dining, shopping, service, and entertainment offerings. Thanks for supporting local, independently owned and operated businesses!
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You will be directed to mydowntowngiftcards.com where you can purchase the West Denver Marketplaces Gift Card and have it delivered to your door.
West Denver Marketplaces Gift Card is issued by Pathward, N.A., Member FDIC. Funds do not expire, Non-reloadable and no cash access. For Cardholder Agreement or Customer Service: www.getmybalance.com or 1-833-558-1088.
* Standard postage and shipping rates apply, and will be added to the total of your Gift Card purchase
Frequently Asked Questions
Gift Cards can be purchased online and will be shipped to you within a few business days. A $3.00 shipping fee is applied at your time of purchase regardless of the amount or quantities of Gift Cards purchased.
Alternately, pre-loaded gift cards can be found at pop-up markets and events in the area. Stay tuned on our Events page for opportunities to meet us and buy a Gift Card in person!
The West Denver Marketplaces Gift Card is valid for in-person purchases at currently participating businesses. Click here to see a list of currently participating businesses. The list is always growing, so be sure to check back often.
When you are ready to pay for your bill at a participating business, present your Gift Card to the cashier and it will be processed just like a regular credit or debit card payment.
To check your balance, go to www.getmybalance.com. Enter the 16-digit card number on the back of the Gift Card and enter your 6-digit Security Code, then click Check Balance. You can also check the balance, by phoning the toll-free number on the back of the card.
Yes! Ask the participating business to split the purchase. First, let them know your available balance and ask them to only authorize the available balance. Then, ask them to cover the balance of your purchase with another method of payment.
No. The funds on the Gift Card do not expire. However, there is a “valid thru” date on the Gift Card so that it can be replaced after 2029. Funds are still available after the “valid thru” date has expired. In order to keep making purchases after the date has passed, please email us for a replacement after the card has expired. Note: we are not responsible for lost or stolen cards.
No, there are no fees charged to Gift Card holders or participating West Denver Marketplaces businesses.
Please proceed with bulk orders of the Gift Card on the website here. When placing your order, indicate the quantity next to the denomination.
No, the Gift Card can only be used for in-person purchases.
The West Denver Marketplaces Gift Card program is designed for consumer-facing businesses that are open to the public and provide products & services that would generally be considered as gifts. Eligible participating businesses include restaurants, bars, arts & cultural venues, cafes, retail, spas & personal care services (non-medical), and health & fitness centers (non-medical). If your business is located within the west Denver borders, please register your business on the “Add Business” tab of the West Denver Marketplaces website found here.
Guamex Auto Repair
Food & Drink
El Consome de Morelos
Raices Brewing Company
Heath & Beauty
Estetica del Sol
Extravagant Nails Spa
Morena’s Beauty Salon
Little Saigon Supermarket
Blooming Ideas Florist
Plus bakeries, ice cream shops, western-wear boutiques, jewelers, taco eateries, pho restaurants, boba tea shops, and more!
A collective Gift Card is a gift card that is applicable toward multiple retailers, often to promote them as a unified business district, commercial area, or “Main Street”.
The West Denver Marketplaces Gift Card is a collaborative effort to promote the range of multicultural small businesses and their communities across West Denver. From West Colfax to Florida Avenue and Sheridan to Santa Fe Drive, a diverse range of locally owned and operated businesses make up these vibrant communities.
The Gift Card can be used on-site at any of the participating storefront businesses ranging from restaurants and gift stores to auto shops and beauty salons.
West Denver is an area with a high concentration of culturally rich small businesses that represent the equally diverse communities that surround them. 83% of west Denver is at risk of gentrification, making the preservation of these cultural businesses critical to maintaining west Denver’s sense of place, preserving community resources, and preventing involuntary displacement.
The connection between community members and local businesses is strong. Purchasing a Gift Card fosters social cohesion and promotes economic opportunities for residents by helping them to stay in their original neighborhoods. A Gift Card also unlocks a new way for its lucky recipient to experience this part of town and all it has to offer. Win-win.
The West Denver Marketplaces Gift Card initiative is funded by a Neighborhood Activation grant from Denver Economic Opportunity and Development (DEDO). The Denver Housing Authority (DHA), in partnership with BuCu West and West Denver Renaissance Collaborative (WDRC), initiated the grant as a responsive solution to community needs in West Denver. District 3 Councilwoman Jaime Torres and Sun Valley Kitchen are also supportive stakeholders in the initiative.
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