Downtown CR Dollars

Our community has felt the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, and our local economy has struggled. Downtown CR Dollars aims to make a direct, positive economic impact for our local restaurants, shops and retail, specifically in Downtown Cedar Rapids.

Championing, protecting and saving your favorite Downtown businesses is simple. You can safely rally in the heart of Cedar Rapids while also earning $50 in gift cards. Let’s Rally!

Get $50 in Downtown CR Dollars Gift Cards!

  1. Carry out from restaurants, order online or stop in to your favorite retailers. Consider grabbing a gift from a local business for the holidays!
  2. Collect your receipts from participating Downtown businesses*, November 23, 2020 through January 31, 2021. Once you have spent $150 (excluding tax and tips) use the button below to enter your receipts. (*We look forward to adding more Downtown businesses in the coming weeks.)
  3. Choose two $25 gift cards to participating Downtown businesses of your choice!

Participating Businesses


The Fine Print

  • Three (3) submissions of $150 in receipts per person limit.
  • You can collect as many receipts from participating businesses as it takes to get to $150, it all counts!
  • Gift cards will be mailed to a home address.

Thank you to the Cedar Rapids Downtown Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) for supporting this program.

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