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Gift of Chelmsford
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The GIFT of Chelmsford Program is a “Buy Local” initiative.  The program is a partnership between the Economic Development Commission, the Chelmsford Business Association and the DECA club from the Chelmsford High School.

Program Overview 
  • Promotes local purchases through a tangible gift certificate
  • Gift certificates are available  in $10 and $25 denominations
  • Managed by the Town’s Community Development Department
  • There are no fees and / or surcharges for participating.
  • This is NOT a high school project, but rather an official Town program

How the Program Works 

  • Gift certificates can be purchased in person at the Town Offices, the Senior Center, the High School Main Offices and at various community events. 
  • Gift Certificate can be used at any business that is registered in the program.  A registered business will have a window cling on display. (see reverse for current Business Listing) 
  • Gift certificates must be used for no less than half of the Gift Certificate value.
  • Upon the completion of the retail / services transaction, if value remains on the certificate, the customer receives the cash value and the business keeps the certificate.
  • The business will take the gift certificate to any bank and will be able to cash and or deposit it as an ordinary check
  • Gift certificates may not be replaced if lost or stolen
  • Gift certificates are valid for seven years from date of issue.

Benefits of the Program

For the Community 
  • Keeps the money circulating within Chelmsford and promotes locally-owned business
  • Increases revenue of small businesses
  • Encourages people to shop Chelmsford
For the Businesses
  • No registration fee
  • Free advertising
  • Increased customer traffic

For questions please email or contact at 978-244-3341