Welcome to the Fairfax City Flex Card!

At Fairfax City’s Economic Development Office, we are always looking for innovative ways to grow our businesses and build community. To that end, we are excited to introduce the Fairfax City Flex Card! As a city business, we invite you to participate in our city-wide eGift Card program.


Why Join?

  • Drive more traffic to your business.
  • Keep customer spending local.
  • Cards can ONLY be used at participating businesses.
  • No special technology or administration 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. They can be purchased from our website, merchant websites, and your social media pages as well.
  • 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.
  • Schools buy them as teacher appreciation gifts and giveaways.


How the Flex Card Works (5 Simple Steps)

  1. SIGN UP with your Economic Development Office by emailing flex@fairfava.gov or by clicking the Sign Up button below and and then clicking the Apply to Join button on the bottom of the page.  
  2. RUN THE “ACTIVATION CARD” as a digital Mastercard on your POS to join.
  3. ADVERTISE the Flex Card by putting a link on your website to sell more.
  4. REDEEM GIFT CARDS as customers come in with a Flex Card on their phone (or printed).
  5. GET PAID as usual by your Mastercard bank. Mastercard will authorize the purchases.


Sign Up


Flex Card Latest News and Updates:


Want More Information?

Watch the Information Session that was held on 09.29.2022.
The video includes the following discussion topics:

  • Why we are launching the program;
  • When we will launch and how we plan to promote the Flex Card;
  • How Yiftee works and benefits local business;
  • How to sign-up;
  • Answers questions posed by local businesses.

You can also view the slide deck by clicking following link – EDO Flex Card Information Session Yiftee 09.29.2022


Make sure you and your staff are ready to accept the Flex Card from customers by reviewing this document: Flex Card City Business – Training Sheet


The EDO is excited to announce the March Fairfax City Flex Card BOGO Promotion!


Starting March 1, 2023, the promotion will offer a BUY 1, Get 40% Bonus structure to encourage local holiday shopping. The EDO will kick off this promotion by pledging $5,000 in gift card matching! If you have not already signed up to be a participating business and are interested in taking advantage of this promotional offer, please visit the Flex Card page and click the “Apply to Join” button located at the bottom of the page.

Details of BOGO Promo Explained for Participating Businesses

The BOGO Promotion will kick off March 1, 2023.

The following is the Bonus Card structure:

  • Buy $25 Get $10 Bonus Card
  • Buy $50 Get $20 Bonus Card
  • Buy $100 Get $40 Bonus Card
  • Buy $250 Get $100 Bonus Card

When someone visits farifaxciteconnected.com/flex, they will see the banner pictured above located across the top of the page. When they select their Flex Card amount, they then have a popup appear that explains the details of the promotion. Details include:

  • The Bonus Card offers
  • Limit 4 Bonus Cards per purchaser
  • Bonus Cards are valid for 180 days after purchase
  • While you don’t see the Bonus Card in your cart, one will be mailed to you

*Please note that the promotion is While Supplies Last*

If you would like to add a purchase link to your website to help promote the BOGO, you can use the following code:

Gift Cards


If you have any comments, questions, or concerns please feel free to reach out to Tara Borwey at tara.borwey@fairfaxva.gov.

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