Forty restaurants have signed up to participate in the Cayuga County program that will use federal COVID-19 relief funds to provide the public with 50% off coupons.
Cayuga Counts voucher downloads can begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 23 on the county’s dedicated website, cayugacounts.com. The program has signed up restaurants, which are to be locally based, over the past two weeks.
Restaurant patrons will be able to visit a dedicated website to download and print coupons valued in $ 25 increments. They can then take the voucher to the restaurant and match that value with their own money to purchase a gift card. For example, someone who downloads a $ 50 voucher will take it to the restaurant, pay $ 50 to the restaurant, and then receive a gift card worth $ 100.
There will also be vouchers reserved exclusively for residents 65 or older who can sign up for vouchers by phone or email if they don’t have internet access or are simply not computer savvy. These residents can call (315) 253-4569 or email [email protected] to request a voucher.
A single customer will be able to purchase up to $ 200 in vouchers, and the voucher limit per establishment is $ 100. When people go to a restaurant to collect their gift card, it cannot be used the same day. There is a limit to the number of vouchers that will be downloadable through a single email address, and the vouchers are one-time use only. Vouchers expire on September 13, so people will have a limited time to get their vouchers and go to the restaurant to claim their gift card. The gift cards themselves do not have an expiration date.