Business Toolkit: The Little City Gift Card

 Business and Restaurants – Sign Up Now!

The City invites businesses, restaurants, and non-profit organizations to apply to be a part of our exclusive local community network that accepts The Little City Gift Card. The e-gift card works at participating City of Falls Church businesses, boosts your revenue, and allows local customers to discover and support your small business—at no cost to you.

Why Join?

  • Drive more revenue to your store
  • Get discovered by new local customers
  • There is NO FEE for businesses to participate
  • The City handles all the card sales and promotes the program 

Business & Restaurants | HOW IT WORKS

You enter an activation code (Mastercard) into your point-of-sale system/credit card machine. Customers buy The Little City Gift Card online, then spend it at your business as a Mastercard transaction. The cashier enters the customer’s redemption code at check out, and your business receives the funds as a credit card transaction. Gift cards can be printed or presented to the cashier on a phone. Watch a video showing how this works.

Share this video with your staff so they can be ready to redeem gift cards at your business!

Do you have more than one POS system? Are you having issues running your Activation Card? This video has all of the information you need.  

Already Signed Up?

The City of Falls Church invites small businesses, restaurants, and non-profits to utilize these social media graphics to promote your participation in The Little City Gift Card program. You should receive a window decal and sticker in the mail. 

Little City Gift Card Now Available
Little City Gift Card Now Available

About the Program

The Economic Development Office (EDO) and Economic Development Authority (EDA) of the City of Falls Church are sponsoring The Little City Bonus Gift Card Program again this year with $100,000 of approved ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds, a federal stimulus package that provides relief and assistance to communities affected by the pandemic.  

The previous year's program was well-received and successful among residents, retailers, and restaurants, and the use of ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds to support local businesses and organizations was recognized as having a significant impact on the community. 

Questions? Need More Information?

Please email Sarah Swinton at in the Economic Development Office of the City of Falls Church or call O: 703-248-5468 (TTY 711) | C: 571-419-4651.