Shop 716 eGift Cards Are the Perfect Holiday Gift For Everyone On Your List This Season



Written by SOB Creative

Published on November 3, 2021

This article is a paid promotion sponsored by an SOB advertiser and designed to share valuable info with our readers.

Photo courtesy of Amherst Chamber of Commerce

The Western New York community has a long history of rising to the occasion when daunting challenges arise.

As the community searched for new ways to jumpstart recovery for local businesses last year, they thought about different ways to help encourage shoppers to skip the big box retailers and keep their hard-earned money right here in the community, where we all live and work.

Which is exactly how the Shop 716 eGift Card program was born.


This holiday season, the Shop 716 initiative is back! Sponsored by Erie County, in support of their Bicentennial and administered by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, shopping local and supporting Erie County businesses is still more important now than ever before as our community strives for recovery from the pandemic.

Consumers can purchase Shop 716 eGift Cards, which are redeemable at a number of local vendors, for personal use, or to gift to their friends, family, coworkers, or anyone on their holiday lists! While supplies last, Erie County is offering a free $25 card with the purchase of a $25 or more Shop 716 eGift Card. The free promotional cards expire December 30, 2021, but don’t worry… your purchased card does not expire! 

All participating merchants have an Oxford Wool pennant on display like the one below, so be sure to look for the Shop 716 green wool pennant while you shop!

Companies can also use them as employee rewards, anniversary gifts, customer appreciation gifts, survey incentives, contests and giveaways, or even just to help support the theme of shopping local.

What’s even better? This initiative is great for the environment! Not only does shopping at small, local businesses conserve energy and resources, but the Shop 716 Gift Cards are all electronic— so no plastic needed for these gift cards that can be texted, emailed, or printed.


Customers can redeem their Shop 716 eGift cards at the following participating retailers:

  • Alleyway Theatre
  • Amherst Pizza & Ale House
  • Balanced Body Foods
  • Barrel + Brine
  • Community Beer Works
  • Gather & Game
  • Hatchets & Hops
  • Mighty Taco
  • Rove Jewelry Accessories & Gifts
  • And so many more!

View a full list of participating vendors here, and order your Shop 716 eGift cards here

Are you a local independent business and want to accept the Shop 716 eGift Card? Since the program is Mastercard powered, a merchant can sign up easily here.

Amherst Chamber of Commerce

This article is a paid promotion sponsored by an SOB advertiser and designed to share valuable info with our readers.

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