Dine Downtown Dollars e-Gift Card

Give the gift of Dine Downtown with an e-Gift Card!

Dine Downtown is more important than ever to provide a boost to our restaurants after a year that has been especially difficult. Dine Downtown Dollars provides an opportunity to spend and support our restaurants and conveniently encourage your network to spend and show a little love for participating restaurants.

Purchase for a friend, family member or colleague and invite them to experience the best of Dine Downtown presented by Kaiser Permanente January 8-24, 2021. It’s quick, easy, and a simple way to #SupportLocal with your favorite Dine Downtown restaurants conveniently on one card. While supplies last, Kaiser Permanente is sponsoring a bonus $25 e-Gift Card* when you purchase $100 or more to help our restaurants thrive!

Bonus e-Gift Cards valid until January 24, 2021 and limited to one per purchase while supplies last. See more in the FAQ below.

How It Works:

Purchasing, giving and using Dine Downtown Dollars during Sacramento’s favorite foodie celebration is easy:

  1. Visit the Dine Downtown Dollars portal powered by Yiftee
  2. Select the value to purchase
  3. Add your recipient’s phone number or email address
  4. Write a custom message
  5. Pay and send


Powered by MasterCard/Yiftee, recipients can use Dine Downtown Dollars to make purchases at participating restaurants just like a credit card. The e-Gift Card and balance are always available on the recipient’s smartphone.

e-Gift Card FAQ

Dine Downtown Dollars e-Gift Cards are redeemed as virtual vouchers, powered by MasterCard, from mobile phones or printed. The “card” is keyed in manually into a business’ POS or terminal systems as a credit card. 

Can I use the same e-Gift Card at multiple locations?
Yes, as long as there is a remaining balance, the e-Gift Card may be used at any participating location. See list of locations that accept the Dine Downtown Dollars.

Is there a fee to purchase the e-Gift Card?
The e-Gift Card purchaser pays an eDelivery fee to cover processing costs ($1.00 per card and 5.0% of the total value of the gift amount). The e-Gift Card recipient and merchant receive the full value for the card, providing maximum benefit to local businesses. The e-Gift Card is non-reloadable and has no cash access. Unless prohibited by law, a $3.00 fee will be deducted monthly from the e-Gift Card balance starting the 1st day after 12 months of inactivity.

Can the e-Gift Card be used at multiple restaurants?
Yes. They can be used until all funds are spent.

Is tipping allowed on the Community e-Gift Card?
Tipping can only be done when you pre-authorize the amount with the tip included. It’s recommended you use another form of payment for tipping since this is a prepaid card.

Can refunds be provided?
Yes — just as refunds would be applied to your credit card, they can also be applied to your e-Gift Card.

How do I check my balance?
The current balance is always reflected on the digital voucher and recipients receive reminders to redeem. Check your e-Gift Card balance here: Check Balance.

Will my payment automatically deduct from the e-Gift Card if I don’t have enough to cover my entire balance?
In the event that your purchase exceeds the amount in your balance, purchases will need to be split up separately with the e-Gift Card balance being paid first and then using a separate payment method. **Important** your e-Gift Card will be declined if you try to exceed its balance.

What happens if my purchase amount exceeds the balance on my e-Gift Card?
In the event that your purchase exceeds the amount in your balance, you will need to have a separate form of payment to cover the difference of the purchase amount. 

What do I do if my e-Gift Card is declined?
If your e-Gift Card is declined, it could be because:

  1. The information is entered into the POS or terminal system incorrectly, try re-entering the information.
  2. The value on the e-Gift Card is less than what is trying to be redeemed. Have an additional payment form ready to pay the balance in this instance – remember to enter the amount for your e-Gift Card first.
  3. You are trying to redeem it at a non-participating business.

Are physical cards an option?
There are no plastic cards available. The e-Gift Card is available electronically or if you choose you can print it in a piece of paper.

For additional questions or concerns regarding your e-Gift Card, email [email protected]