The Aberdeen gift card program is a closed-loop system, which means that participating merchants must be active members of the Chamber to accept the card. Aberdeen gift cards are available for purchase at the Chamber by businesses in increments from $10 to $500. There is no charge to purchase the cards, thanks to our partnership with Dakota Broadcasting.
Participating merchants process the gift card as they would any credit card on their store’s register. For a list of participating merchants, click HERE. There are no software or equipment changes necessary to current POS systems. The only requirements for participation is that the business accepts credit card transactions utilizing the Visa payments network and that they authorize all transaction requests. Gift cards will also make for quick and efficient transactions and easy end-of-day reconciliations for businesses.
The card program is administered by EML Payments, an international payment systems processor based in Overland Park, Kansas. EML offers comprehensive turnkey gift card programs to communities and shopping centers around the world.
On the back of each card is information on how to access your balance. After one year of inactivity, there is a monthly fee deducted by EML Payment Solutions until the card is used. You can also call the Chamber office with your card information if you have a question on any transaction or balance amount at (605) 225-2860.
We look forward to further enhancing our Shop Local efforts with our members and the Aberdeen community.