• Operation Gift Card

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  • How It Works How It Works

    Refresh the page-  if you are on the website before 9 am and you do not see a link to purchase gift cards at 9 am refresh the page. 
     
    Please review the step by step instructions on the next tab before purchasing.
    Phase 1:  Operation Gift Card: $10,000 Giveaway
    The $100 matching portion opens to the public at 9 AM on December 15, 2020.
     
    • Gift cards to participating Chamber member businesses will be available in $100 increments. 
    • Participants will receive (1) matching $100 gift card with any purchase.
    • Limit (1) $100 match per person / mailing address / IP address.
    • Only gift cards purchased online through the Rome Floyd Chamber will be matched. No orders will be taken by phone.
    • All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.
    • Matching sales end when the $10,000 goal has been met or at 4 PM on December 15, 2020
    • Gift cards will be made available for pick up at each respective business after Monday, December 21, 2020 (unless other arrangements are made with the business).
    Phase 2:  Shop Rome-Floyd
    Once the $10,000 match goal has been met, customers will still be eligible to purchase gift cards to participating businesses.
     
    • Gift cards to participating Chamber member businesses will be available in $25 increments. 
    • Participants will receive a bonus $5 gift card with each gift card purchase. 
    • Only gift cards purchased online through the Rome Floyd Chamber will be eligible for the bonus $5 gift cards. No orders will be taken by phone.
    • Gift card purchases in Phase 2 are unlimited and not restricted by person, mailing address, or IP address.
    • All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.
    • All sales end at 4 PM on Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    • Gift cards will be made available for pick up at each respective business after Monday, December 21, 2020  (unless other arrangements are made with the business).

    Participating businesses are responsible for gift card fulfillment. Purchased gift cards are not redeemable for cash. Participating business gift card terms and conditions apply. 

    Step By Step Instructions Step By Step Instructions

    Step by Step Instructions
    Refresh the page-  if you are on the website before 9 am and you do not see a link to purchase gift cards at 9 am refresh the page. 
     
    1. Click the link to "Get A Gift Card."
    2. Enter the name and contact information of the gift card recipient by clicking “Add Attendee” or by editing the prepopulated fields.
    3. Use the +/- button to the right of each gift card listing to add gift cards to your purchase.
    4. Only select the amount which you are purchasing.  Matching or bonus dollars will be added automatically.
    5. Click “Next” to review your order.
    6. Click “Checkout” to enter billing information and make payment.
    7. Check the box to agree to the terms and conditions.
    8. Click “Checkout” to process your order.

     

    Press Release Press Release

    Operation Gift Card

    Rome, Georgia (December 8, 2020) – The Rome Floyd Chamber announced today the December 15, 2020 scheduled launch of Operation Gift Card, a gift card matching program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

    “It is with great excitement that we are able to announce the $10,000 Gift Card Giveaway, thanks to our partners, Community Foundation for Greater Rome and Georgia Power,” said Scott Preston, 2020 Chairman of the Rome Floyd Chamber.

     

    Ashley Garner, Executive Director of the Community Foundation for Greater Rome said, “This is an example of how the Community Foundation partners with other organizations in Rome and Floyd County for the benefit of our entire community.  Partnering with the Chamber and Georgia Power and offering this opportunity to our donors to make such a far-reaching impact in the community directly aligns with our mission.”

     

    “This is a win - win, for Rome and Floyd County.  When Georgia Power can support an effort that helps our citizens, our small businesses, and our community, it allows us to truly exercise our commitment to be a citizen where we serve.  We are thrilled to partner with the Rome Floyd Chamber and the Community Foundation for Greater Rome to make this happen,” said Cassandra Wheeler, Regional Director, Georgia Power.

     

    The one-day-only, online event will take place on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the Chamber’s website www.romega.com Gift cards will be sold in increments of $100.  For each purchase made, the Chamber of Commerce will match the first $100 spent by the consumer until the goal of $10,000 in matching funds is reached. 

     

    “Our small businesses in Rome and Floyd County make our community vibrant and continue to be an economic driver for our area.  Supporting these businesses is imperative as this effort helps sustain and grow jobs, more importantly, this is how we can take care of our friends and neighbors,” said Jeanne Krueger, President and CEO, Rome Floyd Chamber.

     

    Operation Gift Card is part of the Rome Floyd Chamber’s ongoing Rapid, Response, Recovery program which was created in March of 2019 along with https://www.romega.com/business-triage to communicate up-to-the-minute information for Rome and Floyd County businesses to keep the Rome/Floyd economy strong. 

     

    “We had learned the success this program had in Cartersville for their small businesses and immediately called on Cindy Williams, President of the Bartow-Cartersville Chamber of Commerce with questions. Cindy and her team have been so kind and helpful, we really want to extend our thanks to them,” said Evie McNiece, Chairman of the Small Business Action Council.

     

    For Gift Card Giveaway information, including participating businesses, please go to https://www.romega.com/operation-gift-card

    If you are interested in learning more about donating to this effort, please contact Ashley Garner at the Community Foundation for Greater Rome, 706-728-3453.

     

    About the Rome Floyd Chamber:
    Established in 1910, the Rome Floyd Chamber works to promote prosperity and foster business opportunities in Rome and Floyd County, Georgia, for and through its membership. The Chamber is located at 1 Riverside Parkway in downtown Rome, Georgia. 

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