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Shopping local and supporting small businesses is why we love Grand Forks. The Support Small-Love Local program is an enduring effort to uplift and celebrate the homegrown businesses in Grand Forks. We must work together with our neighbors and friends to keep our economy grand.The survival of local businesses is our responsibility.  


We are excited to introduce The Support Small-Love Local program an innovative way to grow our small businesses, spark some recovery from the pandemic, and build community. The program and e-gift card are designed to support the local Grand Forks business community and can only be used at participating retailers. 


Consumers can purchase the Support Small-Love Local e-gift cards as gifts or for personal use and companies can use it for employee rewards, anniversary gifts, customer appreciation, survey incentives, contests and  or simply to be an extension of the shop local theme. The dollars stay local and benefit our retailers, restaurants, co-ops and attractions in Grand Forks county.

Consumers will purchase the Support Small-Love Local e-gift cards online then:

  • Email
  • Text or
  • Print them for use

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Since the eGift Card is like a MasterCard, can it be redeemed anywhere?

A. No. They can only be redeemed at our participating locations. Visit the map of Grand Forks for a list of those businesses. The program is intended to support our local, independent businesses throughout Grand Forks, ND.

Q: Can the eGift Card be used more than once?

A: Yes. They are multi-use, multi-location, and the current balance is always reflected on the digital voucher. They do not expire and Yiftee will send monthly reminders for the first year and quarterly thereafter. If there is no use for 12 months, $3 fee will be deducted monthly from the balance. They cannot be reloaded.

Q: Is there a fee to purchase our eGift Cards? 

A: The gift sender pays $1.00 plus 5% of the gift value. The gift recipient gets 100% of the gift value.

Q: Does the eGift card function as a ‘pre-paid’ credit card regarding automatic tipping hold-backs?

A: No. The eGift Card can be redeemed for the full value when entering it into the payment system. 

Q: Applied, but business location not showing on the page?

A: Check your spam email for a Yiftee Activation Code. This must be run first to be able to accept these digital gift cards.


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