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Capital City Cash

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***Capital City Cash is selling quickly this season--please stock up early. Some outlets may sell out. ****

Now through December 31, 2013, Montpelier Shaw’s will match every $10 Capital City Cash purchase at their location with a $1 donation to the Montpelier Food Pantry.

Capital City Cash Flash –

What’s this? It’s a one-time holiday event! Montpelier Alive, in partnership with the City of Montpelier, is offering YOU a chance to at a $500 Capital City Cash prize, if you come and spend Capital City Cash on Saturday, December 7, 2013. We’re gathering at 10 in front of Montpelier City Hall and will hand out some envelopes of Capital City Cash until they’re gone. Spend your Capital City Cash downtown this one day and we’ll draw the lucky winner the following week! For more info, call the office: (802) 223-9604.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this wonderful event. Our grand prize winner is David Frey of Montpelier. Thanks especially to the Montpelier City Council for making the Flash possible.

Simplify your gift-giving and support downtown Montpelier with the Downtown Gift Certificate "Capital City Cash". Certificates are available in $5.00 and $20.00 denominations and are good at over 60 participating downtown businesses. A great graduation or birthday gift idea …! By purchasing Capital City Cash, not only do you support your downtown businesses but you keep your local economy strong.

Capital City Cash is available for sale at:

  • People's United Bank (112 State Street Office)
  • Capitol Stationers -- SOLD OUT for 2013.
  • Bear Bond Books -- SOLD OUT for 2013.
  • Woodbury Mountain Toys - SOLD OUT for 2013.
  • Onion River Sports - SOLD OUT for 2013.
  • Artisan's Hand - SOLD OUT for 2013.
  • Shaw's (Montpelier)
  • The Shoe Horn
  • Onion River Kids - SOLD OUT for 2013.

CLICK HERE TO  PURCHASE ONLINE  UPDATE: Due to shortage, we have closed our online store. All online purchases made as of 12/18/13 have been fulfilled and shipped. We apologize for the inconvenience. 


 Where can I spend Capital City Cash? Most businesses in downtown Montpelier accept Capital City Cash, including retailers, restaurantsm, fitness centers, and more! If you are unsure, just ask. Look for this decal on store windows or at the register:

Accepted Here Decal

The Fine Print

Lost or Stolen: If certificates are lost or stolen they cannot be replaced. You should treat these Certificates just as if they are cash.

Using Your Capital City Cash: Once you have decided where you want to spend your Capital City Cash, just present the Certificate to the participating merchant. Following your purchase, it is up to each participating merchant how change will be returned. Change may be provided in cash, or in some locations change may be in the form of store credit. You may want to ask the the business how change will be provided.

Question: If you have questions about the Capital City Cash Program, contact one of the following people who will be pleased to assist you.

  • Kara Boutin, Account Manager / People's United Bank: 223-3466
  • Eric Bigglestone / Capitol Stationers: 223-2393
  • Phayvanh Luekhamhan / Montpelier Alive: 223-9604

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Capital City Cash?
    Capital City Cash works like a universal gift certificate for downtown Montpelier. It was started by the Montpelier Business Association, a committee of Montpelier Alive, to encourage support of our local businesses. The certificates are available in denominations of $5, $10 or $20 dollars.
  • What if I lose my certificates?
    Lost or stolen certificates will not be replaced, so treat them like you would cash.
  • Do they expire?
    There is no expiration date. Whether you have an old-style of Capital City Cash, or the new ones in pre-printed denominations, your Capital City Cash is still good. We will even accept Capital City Cash from years ago when they used to have an expiration date.