Downtown Dollars program promotes local spending

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May 28—ALBANY — Albany Downtown Manager Lequrica Gaskins has announce a new Downtown Dollars program, a community-based digital gift card that makes shopping fun, easy and helps keep spending local.

Residents can now purchase a Downtown Dollars eGift Card at This digital gift card can be used at any of the participating businesses in the Downtown Albany area.

Those who purchase the Downtown Dollars eGift Card can include a personal message that can be shared through email, text or a printed version. Downtown Dollars are completely digital and always available on individual cellphones. The Downtown Dollars eGift Card is great for birthdays, holidays, graduation gifts, or just to show your appreciation, Gaskins said in a news release.

This program is a great way to support local businesses while also giving a gift. By supporting our local businesses, we support our local economy, the downtown manager added.

For more information on the Downtown Dollars program or how to participate as a merchant, contact Gaskins at (229) 483 -7665.