SMC Choose Local: Businesses

About the App

Choose Local San Mateo County is a free smartphone App designed to support local businesses recovering from pandemic impacts.

Choose Local helps businesses attract more customers, engage with them, and boost their revenue -- all at no cost to the business. Customers who shop locally will be rewarded with SMC Points, which can be used as cash discounts at local stores.

Your business can participate in the following ways:

 

1. Participating Business

A "Participating Business" is a business located in a participating area of San Mateo County that has agreed to participate in the Choose Local San Mateo County Program. By doing so, the business enables customers to earn SMC Points when they shop at their business.

Participating Businesses will benefit from countywide marketing to encourage residents to shop local and being part of a small business customer loyalty program that increases foot traffic to your business and business districts.

2. Redeeming Business

A "Redeeming Business" is a business located in a participating area of San Mateo County that has agreed to participate in the Choose Local San Mateo County Program AND they accept SMC Points from customers as a form of payment. These Points (discounts) will be reimbursed to the business by the County of San Mateo.

Redeeming businesses will benefit from being featured more prominently in the app as a place where customers can spend their SMC Points, boosted revenues for accepting SMC Points, which will be reimbursed by the County of San Mateo.

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