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Current Promotions
  • 10 SMC Points for first 700 customers to download and link their cards
  • 15 SMC Points when you refer a friend
  • Redeeming Businesses will receive $2 for every 1 SMC Point spent at their businesses between March 1 - April 30th, 2022!

Choose Local San Mateo County rewards residents and visitors with points for shopping at local businesses right here in San Mateo County. Each SMC Point equals $1, which can be easily redeemed at local businesses that choose to participate. Funded by the County of San Mateo, Choose Local San Mateo County will help us keep our local economy robust and our dollars in the community.

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Redeeming Points
Time to redeem your Points!

1. Where can I redeem?

You can redeem your SMC Points at any of the businesses marked in the app with an "R". Note that these businesses change from time to time. The redemption value of each SMC Point is $1.

2. Select the business

Let the business know you're paying with SMC Points, tap on the redeem option and choose the business you want to pay (woohoo!)

3. Pay with SMC Points

Enter the amount of SMC Points you are redeeming and wait for your confirmation! We'll notify the business about your payment right away.


NOTE: Plaid accepts most major credit/debit cards. At this time, Capital One and Apple credit cards are not accepted. Learn more about Plaid here.