Fortuna Bucks are the Fortuna Gift Certificate and there are a ton floating in our community waiting to be spent. The Fortuna Business Improvement District has been running commercials on radio and on TV asking people to spend their Fortuna Bucks on gas, grocery, gifts, dinner and more. If you or your employees are not trained on how to accept them you will miss out on sales!
Who buys them? Local community members (wanting to keep their money local), Local business owners (for their employees), Local merchant groups (for community give-a-ways) and anyone that is looking for the perfect gift!
What are they? Fortuna Gift Certificates, also known as “Fortuna Bucks”. When can you buy them? When can you expect them to come to your register? They can be bought now and are sold all year round. Where do you they come from? They are a secured check, from a secured bank account at Umpqua Bank. You buy them with cash and they spend like cash. Yes - Like a traveler’s check!
How do I accept them? Fortuna Buck (Fortuna Gift Certificates) spends AND deposit just like cash inside the city limits of Fortuna!!!! Fortuna businesses can accept the certificates as they would a $10 or $20 bill, give change back, and deposit for the full face value wherever they bank. Treat the certificates just as you would a traveler check, and thank the buyer for doing business in Fortuna!
Questions about Fortuna Bucks (Fortuna Gift Certificates): If you ever have a question about a Fortuna Gift Certificate, call Umpqua Bank Fortuna 707-269-7309. You may also call the FBID office for general questions at 707-725-9261.