Lovettsville is proud to announce the new Lovettsville BUY LOCAL E-Card, a community-based digital gift card that makes it fun and easy to keep local spending local. Purchase a new Lovettsville BUY LOCAL E-Card here to use at any of the participating merchants. With this card, you can write a personal message and send it to family, friends, and colleagues via email, text, or print a physical copy. Recipients can choose to spend it at one of the participating merchants in Lovettsville —or mix it up and spend flexibly at multiple locations. All-digital and always available on your phone, the Lovettsville BUY LOCAL E-Card is great for birthdays, holidays, teacher appreciation, coach gifts, clients or employee thank yous, or just to show your appreciation to a friend. Now you can give back to the community while you shop this holiday season. Don’t know what to buy? There is something for everyone at one of our participating merchants.

Why supporting local businesses is so important

The town government does not receive any proceeds from this service. It is offered because we value our local businesses. Participating in this program means supporting the heart of what makes our community unique. The purchase of a Lovettsville BUY LOCAL E-Card creates a pool of cash that local businesses in Lovettsville can rely on. Studies[1] have shown that local independent retailers recirculate 47% of their revenue back into the community, while only 14% of national chains’ revenue stays in the community. More dramatically, restaurants recirculate 73% of their revenue back into the community, versus only 30% for national chains.

By supporting local businesses, more money continues circulating through the local community—this is achieved through a combination of profits paid to local business owners, wages paid to local workers, goods, and services procured locally for internal use or resale, and charitable giving within the community. If you’re looking for a way to do some good or want to know how you can help the community you love, send a Lovettsville BUY LOCAL E-Card! For more information or to participate as a merchant in the program, please contact the Lovettsville Town Hall [email protected].

About Yiftee

Yiftee ( is the award-winning, no-hassle digital gift card and promotions solution for local businesses and communities. With no special technology or POS integration, no revenue-share and no special accounting, it’s easy for merchants to offer digital gift cards on their website and Facebook pages. Merchants gain additional sales, foot traffic, and an eGifting capability like big retailers. Consumers, corporations, and merchants use the Yiftee mobile and online website to send thoughtful, unexpected gifts via email, text or print. Recipients use their Yiftee eGift card using their smartphone at their favorite participating local restaurants and shops, driving profitable business to those merchants. For more info see or email [email protected].

[1]  Andersonville Study of Retail Economics, 2012, by Civic Economics.