Downtown Dollars Sign Up

Downtown Dollars

Sign up for this new, exciting program!

Here’s how it works:

  • Downtown Dollars (DDs) will be sold in $10 and $20 increments (maximum $500 per single purchase)

  • Downtown businesses will accept the Dollars like cash.  That is, if someone gives you a $20 DD for a $17 purchase, you give them $3 cash change.

  • Until December 24, Downtown Dollars will be available for sale at a discount – that is, $50 of DD will cost $40, $100 of DD will cost $80. There is no cost to sign up and no cost to businesses. Downtown Kingston! will reimburse businesses the 20%.

  • Downtown Dollars will have no expiry date


Here are the answers to some questions you might have:

  • How am I reimbursed?  Bring your DDs to the Downtown Kingston! office and we will reimburse you either that day or very shortly thereafter

  • How do I tell if the Downtown Dollar is real?  The Dollars will be printed on synthetic paper – it’s impossible to tear so we suggest that employees do a ‘tear test’ on them before they accept it.  We will send a sample $10 and sample $20 to each business.

  • How will shoppers know they can spend Downtown Dollars in my store?  We will provide small window or cash register posters to each participating business

  • What if my staff have questions? Our phone number is on the back of the dollar – give us a call!

  • Is there a down side? NO! it’s a great gift and we expect them to be extremely popular given the pre-holiday discount.

  • Where can people buy them? To start, at the Leon’s Centre Box Office and in our office. 

  • When is the launch date? If all goes well, Monday, November 23.

  • How long will the program run? We are starting it as a Holiday promotion…we will evaluate and hopefully continue into the new year. 


If you don’t see your question here, just give us a call. 613-542-8677