Electronic gift card program aims to help Sacramento businesses still struggling from pandemic

The city of Sacramento hopes a gift card program will help businesses rebound from the economic strains caused by the pandemic. Currently, there is a limited-time promotion for Shop 916, the electronic gift card program that first launched in December 2021. It supports local storefront retailers hit hard by COVID-19. When it first launched, a combined value of more than $110,000 in gift and bonus gift cards was spent during its two-month promotional campaign. On Wednesday, a similar promotion launched. This time, it involves buying one gift cards and getting a bonus gift card for free.