Buoy Local
Buoy Local Gift Card

The Buoy Local Gift Card is your passport to fun in Maine - a single card redeemable at a variety of local businesses in your community, and now available in BANGOR! What started as a simple concept in Portland, ME has quickly become the gift of choice for Mainers. Check out the neighborhoods below to find a participating business near you!

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Spent locally via Buoy Local Gift Cards

As part of our mission to help consumers spend locally, we are offering a single community-based, "open loop" gift card that enables shoppers to buy locally from their favorite independent stores and businesses in Maine.

How it Works

It's one card that can be spent at a large variety of merchants, and only at those select merchants.

Because the cards can't be spent outside of our local network, they keep more dollars circulating at home.

And, they have brought upwards of $10,000 in transactions to individual merchants with results that are 100% quantifiable for business owners.

For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $73 stays in our cities and towns.

Compared to only $43 of $100 that is spent at a non-locally owned business or corporation.

And $0 of $100 that is spent at large e-commerce websites like Amazon.

Gift cards are available for purchase online (below) as well as the following locations:

Portland - Longfellow Books, Casco Bay Frames & Gallery, and Maine’s Pantry

Bangor - Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce

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Please note, Buoy Local cards can be used interchangeably in any community in Maine, regardless of the card design.
Please note, Buoy Local cards can be used interchangeably in any community in Maine, regardless of the card design.
Please note, Buoy Local cards can be used interchangeably in any community in Maine, regardless of the card design.
Please note, Buoy Local cards can be used interchangeably in any community in Maine, regardless of the card design.
Please note, Buoy Local cards can be used interchangeably in any community in Maine, regardless of the card design.
Buoy Local gift cards are not your average gift card - they add real value to the community. We require a $3 surcharge per charge to help cover the costs of the gift card program, and to deliver our service to local merchants. Shipping ($1.50 per order) will also be charged at checkout.
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What people are saying about Buoy Local!

"Buoy Local is a great idea and a fantastic addition to the Portland business community. We support the venture for its vision and focus on the local economy."

-Garry Bowcott, GM, Local 188

"At Coffee By Design, we always look for ways we can meaningfully contribute to and raise awareness of the wonderful community where we live and work. The Buoy Local card allows us to support local business while giving customers the opportunity to choose where they want to spend their money in the local economy."

-Mary Allen Lindemann, Owner, Coffee By Design

"Many buy local programs and initiatives exist in our state, but lack the technological ability to allow customers easy purchasing options. Buoy Local succeeds in filling this niche."

-Tony Cox, Owner, Casco Bay Frames

"Sometimes you have to move away from a place to understand how truly special it is. After living in Washington D.C. for four years, I happily returned to Portland in 2008. Friends are often jealous when I say I'm back in Maine. Whenever someone returns they are always amazed at the growth."

-Kai Smith, Co-Founder, Buoy Local

Contact Us

Are you a local business owner? If so we'd love to hear from you. We've already partnered with over 100 local businesses in Portland and Bangor who are passionate about their local community. If you'd like more information about joining our service just enter your info into the fields below and we'll reach out to you soon.

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info@buoylocal.com
207.712.4333

Buoy Local
PO Box 17731
Portland, ME 04112

The Buoy Local Card is issued by Sunrise Banks N.A., St. Paul, MN 55103, Member FDIC. Use of this card constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions stated in the Cardholder Agreement.
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