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BID’s Spring Rewards Program Starts April 1

No fooling, the Durango Business Improvement District’s Spring Rewards Program starts April 1. This program rewards you for shopping local. Save some of your tax return money and spend it local this spring.

BID’s Spring Rewards Program is presented by Alpine Bank. Urban Market and Durango Chamber of Commerce are also proud sponsors of the program. Here is how it works:

Starting April 1, shop local at businesses that are in the BID, or are members of the Durango Chamber of Commerce, and are in one of these industries: accommodations, attractions, personal services, restaurants, retail and other select businesses.

A full list of every eligible business will be posted soon at DowntownDurango.org/spring-rewards.

Once you have spent $350, you can submit your receipts on BID’s website. Each receipt must be dated no earlier than April 1 and be at least $25. You can submit up to 10 receipts to reach the $350 spending level.

When you submit your receipts, you will claim one of 250 rewards BID is offering. Rewards are $50 gift cards to local businesses, and you pick the business from a list of 16 amazing local shops.

BID’s Spring Rewards Program will be the seventh program offered since BID started these during the holidays in 2020. In the previous six, BID has rewarded more than 1,400 shoppers with a gift card in return for shopping local. A total of $689,000 has been spent in local stores. BID believes that by the end of this year, the total spent at local stores due to these programs will be very close to $1 million.

There are rules and restrictions, such as only one reward per household. Also, there are a limited number of rewards, so when they are gone they are gone. A total of 250 rewards are available. Last spring, the program ended after 30 days, so don’t wait too long to turn in your receipts. Please visit DowntownDurango.org/spring-rewards to learn more about how the program works.

BID will offer a second rewards program late in the year around the holiday shopping season.

Why does BID offer these programs? BID exists to support businesses in the heart of Durango – downtown and the North Main district. There are multiple ways that BID helps businesses, but the Rewards Programs are one of the only ways that allow BID to quantify how people are spending in local stores. Plus, we love rewarding you for shopping local.

BID loves offering these programs and hopes you do too. Thank you again to Alpine Bank, Urban Market and the Durango Chamber of Commerce. Save your tax return money and spend it at local stores. Save your receipts starting April 1 to earn your $50 reward gift card. DowntownDurango.org/spring-rewards has all the details.