The Spirit Card

Supporting Detroit Businesses

The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) and the Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) have officially launched The Spirit Card, a digital community gift card for exclusive use at participating Detroit restaurants and retailers. There is no better way to support those that are Detroit-based than with the purchase of The Spirit Card. By buying this card you are making a meaningful investment in your favorite restaurants and retailers – and the card can be customized for recipients with a personal message and sent by email, text or printed copy.

Purchase Spirit Card

The Spirit Card offers an easy and fast way to directly support local businesses. Employers can make bulk purchases of The Spirit Card and distribute them to employees who are returning to their offices or give them as holiday gifts or include them as part of welcome packets for new and relocating employees. The digital gift cards are also available to the public for purchase online with electronic delivery (text or email) to everyone interested in supporting Detroit merchants like you.

Become a Merchant

If you’re a merchant with a brick and mortar commercial location anywhere in Detroit and would like to be a part of The Spirit Card program, please apply to join by clicking the button below — scroll to the bottom of the page, input the required information and watch your email inboxes (and spam/junk folders) for an activation link from our technology partner, Yiftee. You’ll have to run a simple 10-cent charge (or whatever is your minimum) on this prepaid MasterCard. Even if the transaction is rejected, this will confirm your participation in the program and your consent to the Yiftee Merchant Agreement, which can be found here:

Please Note: Eligible merchants include small businesses – restaurants and retailers – that are operating in commercial buildings in the City of Detroit. Online and home-based businesses and contractors providing services primarily off-site are not eligible for participation. The DDP will determine merchant eligibility based on the stated criteria.

Your business will only be listed on the site once you complete the “Activation Card” transaction, which will be shared with you via an email sent to the address you provided

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