Jonathon Nettler at Planetizen recently blogged about New Haven’s “first-of-its-kind” gift card that can be redeemed at shops, restaurants, and parking spots throughout the city. As the New Haven Independent first reported, city officials hope the “Shop•Dine•Park” pass will help promote the city as a shopping and dining destination.
The Shop•Dine•Park cards will work just like traditional gift cards, except that users can redeem them at shops, restaurants, and parking spots throughout the city. The city also plans to link the cards with a text message system that allows users to receive alerts about shopping and dining discounts.
The cards, which will be available online this spring, will cost $3.95, plus the amount loaded onto the card.