By Landan Kuhlmann
A popular local shopping exchange program is returning for the Christmas season.
The City of Sugar Land announced Wednesday that its “Sweet Cash” program, which has generated more than $160,000 in gift card purchases and distributed more than 2,600 gift cards, is back with a holiday twist to support businesses and frontline workers who have been impacted by COVID-19.
As part of the “‘Tis the Season for Sweet Cash” program, shoppers can buy gift cards between $20 and $200 in value from any Sugar Land business through in-store purchases, drive-through or curbside pickup and enter the purchase receipt online at AllInForSLTX.com. In return, they will receive another gift card — valued at the closest $20 increment equal to or lesser than the original purchase — from another Sugar Land business. Cards will be sent in the mail or may be picked up at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Blvd. North, according to the city.
The city will also donate 500 gift cards worth $10,000 to local frontline workers at the conclusion of the program, according to a news release.
“People want to help any way they can, and this program is a simple, effective and safe way to do so,” Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman said.
For more information on the initiative, community members can visit allinforsltx.com/.