Gift Card Program

We are excited to offer the Aberdeen Gift Card!

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 and citizens at no charge. Participating merchants process the gift card as they would any credit card on their store’s register.

There are no software or equipment changes necessary to current POS systems. The only requirements for participation is that the business accepts credit 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 will be 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.

If businesses receives a printed Gift Certificate check for payment after we have implemented the new Gift Card program, they should still accept it until it expires. We no longer be issuing them, but they are valid one year from the purchase date which is printed on the check.

We look forward to further enhancing our Shop Local efforts with our members and the Aberdeen community.

For a list of participating merchants, click HERE.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call the Chamber at (605) 225-2860.