The Chamber sells Jacksonville Gift Certificates as a way for people to “give the gift of Jacksonville”. It functions similarly to a mall gift certificate/gift card, meaning that it has the restriction of having to be used to purchase merchandise or services in town.
The Chamber sells these with no service charge added as a benefit to the Jacksonville business community. Any business can accept these certificates the same way they would accept cash. They do not need to be a Chamber member to be a participating merchant.
- Accept the certificate as a cash transaction, making change as appropriate
- Take the certificate to Jacksonville Visitor Information Center (next to the Post Office) to get a full cash value refund – just as the stamp on the reverse of the image below.
The gift certificates are sold in $25.00 values in order to restrict the amount of cash change any one merchant would need to provide and to encourage usage of the gift certificates as intended.
We do have $50.00 certificates which we only use as awards our own prize. These $50.00 certificates are to be handled in the same manner as the $25.00 certificates.