This program starts May 1st, and will continue until June 30th.
The City of Ridgefield wants to help our local business community during these challenging times and we need your help.
During the Ridgefield Shop Local and Save Program the City of Ridgefield is offering utility rebates on your water bills for local receipts. You read that right, you could earn a credit on your utility bill by buying and eating locally made food and beverages, or by purchasing a gift card from your favorite downtown store. Our local businesses make the possibilities seem endless.
How does it work? The process is easy:
- Spend $25 at a local business or restaurant (you can combine receipts) – the receipt must have the date and business name.
- Write your name (as it appears on your utility statement), phone number, and utility account number on the receipt(s).
- Scan and email the receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off the receipt(s) in a sealed envelope at the gray dropbox in front of City Hall at 230 Pioneer St.
- The City of Ridgefield will credit $15 towards your utility bill.
You can earn up to 5 credits per account with a maximum credit of $75 per account.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can commercial and industrial accounts receive credit too?
Commercial and industrial businesses are not eligible for rebates. It is limited to residential customers.
Can I combine receipts to reach the $25 limit?
Yes. You can combine any number of receipts before sending them in. The total amount purchased will be added together to calculate the amount of rebate you will receive.
Can I get a rebate for purchasing a gift card?
Yes, gift card purchases of $25 or more will be counted as a purchase at a local business.
Can I give my credit to another account?
Unfortunately we are not able to allow donations of credits. Thank you for understanding.
Does alcohol count in my purchase total?
We are home to wonderful wineries and breweries, of course it counts.
I have a Ridgefield address but I don’t receive bills from the City of Ridgefield, am I eligible for a rebate?
No. The City of Ridgefield is only able to credit city accounts. If you are not billed for water or stormwater from the City of Ridgefield, we do not have an account to apply a credit to.
How long will this program last?
This program will start May 1 and continue until June 30.
How much credit can I earn on my account?
You can earn up to $75 worth of credit on your account.
I bought a pizza in April from a local business, can I turn in that receipt for a rebate?
Receipts must be dated for any time after the launch of this program (May 1). But hey, now you get to purchase and eat a second pizza. So we’re all winners here.
What if I have a receipt of over $50? Does that count as two credits?
Yes. Utility rebates of $15 will be applied for every $25 spent. A receipt of $50 will be worth $30 in rebates, a receipt of $75 will be worth $45 and so on up to a $75 rebate for a receipt of $125.
Also, you can combine receipts, meaning if you send in 3 receipts of purchases of $20 each, you would be able to get the $30 of rebates.
What is considered a “Local Business?”
A local business is any business within the Ridgefield city limits. Note: There are many businesses with a Ridgefield address that are NOT within city limits. You can view the Ridgefield City Limits at https://gis.clark.wa.gov/mapsonline/
We encourage people to use this program to shop small and support businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Think of local restaurants, retail businesses, and service industries that have been impacted by this crisis and use this program to help your neighbors.