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New mobile gift card program sponsored by Experience Mount Vernon and Downtown Mount Vernon merchants

MOUNT VERNON, OHIO  – Experience Mount Vernon and the Downtown Mount Vernon merchants are proud to announce the new Experience Mount Vernon Downtown E-Gift Card, a community-based digital gift card powered by, that makes it fun and easy to keep local spending local. Purchase an Experience Mount Vernon Downtown Gift Card here to use at any of the participating shops in Downtown Mount Vernon. With this card, you can write a personal message and send it to family, friends, and colleagues via email, text, or by printing a physical copy. Recipients can choose to spend it at one of sixteen (and growing!) participating merchants in Downtown Mount Vernon—or mix it up and spend flexibly at multiple locations. All-digital and always available on your phone, the Experience Mount Vernon Downtown Gift Card is great for birthdays, holidays, teacher appreciation, coach gifts, or just to show your appreciation to a friend. Now you can give back to the community while you celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations coming up soon.

Why supporting local businesses is so important

Participating in this program means supporting the heart of what makes our community unique. Studies have shown that local independent retailers recirculate 47% of their revenue back into the community, while only 14% of national chains’ revenue stays in the community. More dramatically, restaurants recirculate 73% of their revenue back into the community, versus only 30% for national chains. 

By supporting local businesses, more money continues circulating through the local community—this is achieved through a combination of profits paid to local business owners, wages paid to local workers, goods and services procured locally for internal use or resale, and charitable giving within the community. If you’re looking for a way to do some good or want to know how you can help the community you love, send a Experience Mount Vernon Downtown Gift Card today! To participate as a merchant in the program, please fill out the Merchant Interest Form or contact Experience Mount Vernon at (740) 393-1481 or Please note that all participating merchants must be within the Experience Mount Vernon Service Area.

Volume Discount Program

Volume discounts available for one time or ongoing purchases of $1,000 or more paid in advance by check or ACH. Support your local community with bulk purchases, employee rewards, customer appreciation, holiday gifts, welcome gifts, incentives, etc. Click Here for more information. 

About Experience Mount Vernon

Experience Mount Vernon is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement, beautification, and economic development of Downtown Mount Vernon. Our mission is to energize and strengthen an authentic and uniquely local downtown experience. We do this through our flagship community-wide events such as, First Fridays, Johnny Appleseed Apple Festival, and Winter in Downtown, small business support and development, on-going beautification projects, and strong community partnerships. Experience Mount Vernon is an organization that operates on investorships and the generosity of our community and corporate sponsors.

About Yiftee

Yiftee ( is the award winning, no hassle eGift card and promotions solution for local businesses and communities. With no special technology or POS integration, no revenue-share and no special accounting, it’s easy for merchants to offer eGift Cards on their website and Facebook pages. Merchants gain additional sales, foot traffic, and an eGifting capability like big retailers. Consumers, corporations, and merchants use the Yiftee mobile and online website to send thoughtful, unexpected gifts via email, text or print. Recipients pick up their Yiftee gifts using their smartphone at their favorite local restaurants and shops, driving profitable business to those merchants. For more info visit or email

Experience Mount Vernon does not earn revenue on the sales of the Experience Mount Vernon Downtown Gift Card.

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