A new program aimed at beefing up local spending amid the coronavirus pandemic will offer $10 coupons for use at participating retail stores in Palm Springs, it was announced Tuesday.

The coupon program for retail stores was inspired by a similar program announced in January specifically for restaurants. The new program is a collaborative effort of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, the city of Palm Springs, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and several local businesses and organizations.

“We are happy to be joining this important initiative which supports our local retail stores,” said Rob Hampton, general manager of the Palm Springs Convention Center and Bureau of Tourism. “Palm Springs is more than just a destination, it’s the people that hold this community together, which is at the heart of our locals-love-locals campaign called We Are Palm Springs.”

The coupons can be used repeatedly at participating retail stores, which will be posted on the chamber website.

The program will remain in effect until funding runs out, chamber officials said.

Coupons are good for purchases of $30 or more, and can be printed and downloaded at pschamber.org/. Stores will then log the coupon number and be reimbursed. Coupons can be used multiple times.

According to the chamber website, the program aimed specifically for helping restaurants is still offering $10 coupons for use at 28 participating eateries. The coupons must be used for take-out orders and cannot be used for third-party delivery services like Grubhub or Uber Eats.

Palm Springs businesses that want to participate in either program can call 760-325-1577.

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