Merchant Information: Together for Hayward Community eGift Card Program

With the holiday shopping season just around the corner, the City of Hayward is excited to launch the “Together for Hayward” campaign to support your business during this challenging time.
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Together for Hayward Community eGift Card Program Supports Local Business:

The program, which was developed to help local businesses that have experienced economic uncertainty as a result of the pandemic, allows your business to increase sales while also keeping our dollars local.

How it Works:

To encourage customers to purchase the Together for Hayward Gift Card, the city has made a contribution to supply bonus gift cards with every purchase, while supplies last.  Customers who purchase a $50 gift card will receive a $25 bonus card.  A $75 purchase will receive a $40 bonus card, while a $100+ purchase will receive a $100 bonus card. Bonus cards are valid for 90 days from the date of the original card purchase. The gift cards as well as the bonus cards can be used for purchases at any participating business.

Program Details for Businesses:

The Together for Hayward cards are managed through Yiftee, an online gift card and promotion platform that allows community eGift cards to be purchased on a centralized Yiftee page and redeemed at any participating Hayward business. The Together for Hayward program is designed to keep dollars local while benefiting both local businesses and residents through the promotional deal described above. Participating in the Together for Hayward program is a great way for businesses to gear up for the holiday season and gain exposure to new customers.

The best part is there is no cost for your business to participate in the program, and setup is easy. Customers’ gift cards are managed through Yiftee’s portal, not by individual businesses. Any business that accepts MasterCard can participate, with no changes to your POS and no special devices. You can even highlight your holiday shopping promotions on the Hayward Yiftee page, a one-stop shop for customers to access all Hayward deals. So why should you sign up?

  • It’s FREE for businesses
  • Setup is easy!
  • It can increase sales and traffic to your store
  • It’s a great way to promote holiday deals

How to Become a Participating Business:

Sign up now to experience the full benefits of the platform!

  1. Fill out this interest form ASAP with your business and contact info.
  2. We’ll follow up with instructions on how to set up the Together for Hayward Card for your business.
  3. Once activated, display the one-pager on how to run a Together for Hayward eGift card transaction at your register for your staff's reference. 
We highly encourage you to fill out the interest form to receive more information. If you have specific questions, you can always reach us by email.


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