It's the season for giving and the 'Our Town' gift card match program is the perfect way to stretch your shopping a little further.

Consumers Energy is helping the Flint & Genesee Group again this year with the Our Town promotion. The idea is that when you buy a gift card from any of the local participating businesses, you'll get another gift card from another local business.

That means you can double your gifting money, or maybe get a gift card for a friend, and then gift one to yourself as well . . . we're not judging you.

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I know it sounds a little too good to be true, but it's actually pretty simple. Anytime you buy a gift card from one of the participating businesses, you'll get a matching gift card from another participating business. The only catch is that the max you can get is a $50 gift card, and there is a limited amount, so it's on a first come first serve basis.

The Flint & Genesee Executive Director talked about what the program means in a press release.

This is a great way for shoppers to stretch their dollars while also supporting the outstanding locally owned businesses in our area during the holiday season

The program is supported by a $30,000 grant from Consumers Energy, and they have helped to support the same Our Town program in communities all around Michigan.

The Flint & Genesee Group has a list of the 28 participating businesses here.

Participating businesses: 

501 Bar and Grill

B-Dogs

Blackstones Smokehouse

Blondie’s Food & Spirits, INC

Churchill’s Food & Spirits

The Coffee Beanery, Ltd.

Cork On Saginaw

Fenton Winery & Brewery

Fireside Coffee Co.

Flint Crepe Company

Flint Farmers’ Market

Great Harvest Bread Company

Hoffman’s Deco Deli & Cafe

Italia Gardens, Inc.

Luigi’s & El Toro Sports Bar

LaVilla Family Dining & Pizzeria

Little Caesars Pizza (MAC Foods Group)

Pesto’s

Redwood Steakhouse

Sagano Japanese Bistro & Steak House

Sauce Italian American Kitchen

Semi-Sweets LLC 

Shermans Lounge

Soriano’s Mexican Kitchen

Starlite Diner, Coney Island and Catering

Steady Eddy’s at the Market

Sweets by Suzanne Marie

Tenacity Brewing

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