The Scarsdale Business Alliance(SBA) invites all members to participate in its new ‘Dale Dollars eGift Card program.

The cards can be purchased by anyone, and then printed, or sent virtually to friends, family, teachers, etc. for any occasion. There is no cost to the SBA or the individual merchants. There is a small fee that the purchaser pays, just like an Amex gift card.

Why Participate?

  • Drive more business into your store
  • Keep customers spending local
  • Cards can ONLY be used at participating SBA merchants
  • No special technology or admin required to participate (Must accept Mastercard and be able to key in the transaction like a phone order)
  • No back-office administration – Funds are automatically paid to you, via your usual Mastercard processor
  • There is no fee to participate!

Who Buys Community Cards?

  • Customers buy them online and give them as gifts, thank yous, etc. to support local businesses.
  • Local companies use them for employee rewards, customer appreciation, marketing and other programs
  • Realtors and other professionals use them to appreciate their customers and prospects

How ‘Dale Dollars eGift Cards Work (5 Simple Steps)

  1. SIGN UP through the Scarsdale Business Alliance by filling out the merchant form (only SBA members are able to participate)
  2. RUN AN “ACTIVATION CARD” as a digital Mastercard on your POS to join
  3. ADVERTISE the ‘Dale Dollars eGift Card using your own marketing and PR channels
  4. REDEEM GIFT CARDS as customers come in with their ‘Dale Dollars eGift Card on their phone (or printed)
  5. GET PAID as usual by your Mastercard bank. Mastercard will authorize the purchases

‘Dale Dollars eGift Card FAQ’s

We are planning to launch gift card sales on Friday, September 17th to introduce the community to‘Dale Dollars. Sign up by Monday, September 13th so that you are a part of the launch program.

Businesses may continue to sign up after the launch.

Fill out the SBA Merchant Request Form and an Activation Card will be sent to you, which is a 10cent prepaid Mastercard. Running the Activation Card is your authorization to opt-in to the program which means you agree to the Yiftee Merchant Agreement here:

No problem. Process the Activation Card for your minimum amount. It will be declined but Yiftee will get the information they need to add you to the program.

This is very unusual. Ask your processor as this is a configuration and usually not a technical limitation.

Run the Community eGift Card for the remaining balance on the card, and ask the customer for a different form of payment to cover the rest of the transaction. Gift recipients can check balance or go to

or use the link at the bottom of the printed gifts.

The transaction is declined if you try to redeem more than the value of the card, or if any of the redemption information is mis-typed. Start the transaction over with the correct value and info. Go to

to check the balance of a card or use the link at the bottom of printed gifts.

No, unless you pre-authorize the amount with the tip included, since this is a prepaid card.

No. It can be redeemed for the full value. But there is no tipping allowed on the Community Card.

No. They can only be redeemed at participating locations who have run their Activation Card.

The gift sender pays $1.00 plus 5% of the gift value. The gift recipient gets 100% of the gift value. The store is paid the full value of the card, less their normal card-not-present (CNP) Mastercard fee.

Yes. They are multi-use and the current balance and expiration date are always reflected on the digital voucher. Recipients receive monthly reminders to redeem. You can check balance or

or use the link at the bottom of printed gifts.

Yes. Refunds can be applied to a valid (unexpired) card just as you would to a credit card.

Yes. Anytime, by notifying the Scarsdale Business Alliance ([email protected] ).You will be removed from the marketing materials online and can no longer process the cards.