Shop Los Alamitos - Los Al Bucks Program

Los Al Bucks Voucher - 10 - Front - Final

Los Al Bucks are eligible for use at participating businesses commencing on

Monday, September 19, 2022 through Tuesday, January 31, 2023


Click here to view the list of Los Alamitos Businesses enrolled in the program.


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"Double your Bucks" at these participating businesses this week!

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What is the Double Your Bucks About? 

The “Double Your Bucks” component of the program, offers Los Alamitos residents an opportunity to multiply their Los Al Bucks when they visit participating businesses. The program will feature a rotation of 3-5 businesses each week where residents can essentially double the value of their Los Al Bucks spent. This is yet another way to incentivize residents to spend their Los Al Bucks and support new businesses. To redeem the additional Los Al Bucks, residents will need to visit City Hall during the hours of operation and provide proof of transaction and proof of residency via a Driver’s License, ID or utility bill. For any questions, please contact the Development Services Department at (562)431-3538.

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Holiday Bucks

The City of Los Alamitos would like to add some sparkle this Holiday Season for businesses and residents of Los Alamitos. As a seasonal extension of Los Al Bucks, specially marked Holiday Bucks will be available for use throughout the entire month of December at all participating businesses. Holiday Bucks will be exclusive to Los Alamitos residents who donate an unwrapped toy at the Toy Drive collection on Wednesday, November 30 between 4:00pm-7:00pm at the Community Center and at Winter Wonderland for the entire event on Saturday, December 3. Additional criteria can be found below. The Toy Drive and Holiday Bucks collaboration enhances the spirit of giving as it benefits the various non-profit organizations involved in Serve Los Al and the community at whole through this economic development push. Funding for Holiday Bucks is made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) as part of the Los Al Bucks program. Please contact Development Services Department at (562) 431-3538 to learn more about the Los Al Bucks Program.  

Eligibility to receive Holiday Bucks:

  • Must be a Los Alamitos resident, adult (18 and over) to receive Holiday Bucks and provide proof of residency through a Driver’s License, ID, or utility bill
  • Must donate at least one (1) unwrapped toy and present at the Toy Drive collection on Wednesday, November 30 between 4:00pm - 7:00pm at the Los Alamitos Community Center (10911 Oak Street) and Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 3 between 4:00pm - 7:30pm at the St. Isidore Historic Plaza (10961 Reagan Street and Pine Street)
  • May receive $10 per resident in exchange for one (1) unwrapped toy donation or up to $40 per household for maximum of four (4) unwrapped toy donations
  • Holiday Bucks are limited - while supplies last
  • Holiday Bucks will be eligible for use at all participating Los Al Bucks businesses throughout the month of December 2022
  • Holiday Bucks may not be doubled and is separate from the Double Your Bucks Program 
  • Holiday Bucks may not be combined with regular Los Al Bucks as part of one single transaction
  • All regular Los Al Bucks Program guidelines will apply to Holiday Bucks

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Stay up to date on the latest news, updates, specials, and deals provided by Los Al businesses in your area. Find out what new things are available! 

The City of Los Alamitos has entered into a contractual agreement to support the mobile app, “Do Good and Save” which will create a sleek and interactive marketing experience for Los Alamitos businesses. Additionally, the mobile app will be a complimentary piece for the launch of Round 2 Los Al Bucks program as the City seeks to augment marketing tools and increased use of Los Al Bucks. 

Join us & download the app: ourlosal.app.link 

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About the Los Al Bucks Program


In a continued effort to support our local businesses and residents, the City of Los Alamitos will be presenting a second round of the Los Al Bucks program to promote shopping local, while bringing the community together. The City will be mailing $50 worth of Los Al Bucks to each household located in the City. The Bucks may be used at a participating Los Alamitos business. 

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If your business would like to participate in this program, please complete the form in the link below and submit via email to mmuller@cityoflosalamitos.org or in-person at City Hall. If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact the Development Services Department via email at mmuller@cityoflosalamitos.org or via phone at (562) 431-3538.

This program is federally funded via the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

COVID-19 has affected businesses throughout the country with the small business sectors being impacted the most. Los Alamitos is home to hundreds of small businesses and along with the rest of the nation, is slowly recovering. Recognizing the critical role that small businesses plays in the present and future of Los Alamitos, the Los Al Bucks Program will assist recovery and create community with both the resident and businesses of Los Alamitos.

Program Guidelines:


The following is guidance that shall be adhered to by all participants of the program:

Los Al Bucks are not redeemable for cash 
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Los Al Bucks cannot be used for the following business types: cannabis (cannabis-related), gas stations, home-based businesses, and online food delivery services.
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Los Al Bucks cannot be used for the purchase of the following items: lottery tickets, tobacco related products, *alcohol (*alcohol with a meal is acceptable).
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Los Al Bucks can only be used within the allotted time period specified by the City 
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 Duplication of Los Al Bucks is not permitted for any reason. All Los Al Bucks will be imprinted with a special security feature, which will provide businesses and the City with the ability to identify forged bucks.
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Duplicated Los Al Bucks are not eligible for use and cannot be redeemed.
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Residents redeeming their “Double Your Bucks" must do so within the identified period. Proof of purchase (original receipt only) must be presented at the time redeeming. Please note, a maximum of two redemptions per household is allowed. 
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The value of each Los Al Buck is according to what has been specified by the City. If unclear, check with the City to confirm the value.
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Interested businesses must have a current Los Alamitos business license with no outstanding items.
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Interested businesses must submit the Acknowledgement Form in order to become a participant of the program.
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Businesses will have a specific allotted time period after the end of the program to submit their Reimbursement Form, along with the sales report or receipts and collected Los Al Bucks. The described items must be submitted during the allotted time period to secure their reimbursement.
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Businesses can submit the Reimbursement Form (along with required back-up) bi-weekly while the program is running.
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Participating businesses shall display the City provided vinyl sticker at the entry-way of its establishment, to easily identify participation in the program for residents.
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 At the time of each transaction, residents are required to surrender the Los Al Buck redeemed to the merchant.
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Businesses will have up to 45 business days after the conclusion of the program to submit all the required documentation for reimbursement.
 -Los Al Bucks can be redeemed at a non-profit store but not eligible to be used as a donation.
Interested businesses must be in good standing with the City (i.e., no outstanding Code Enforcement cases, no outstanding business license fees and inactive license status). 

 
The following is guidance on how to use your Bucks: 

In order to be able to use a Los Al Buck, the total purchase at a participating business must be of greater value than the Los Al Bucks being spent. The table below shows the use of the Los Al Bucks and the corresponding minimums: 

Chart Guidance for using Your Los Al Bucks

Program Forms: 


Participation Form 
Click here to access the Shop Los Alamitos Program Participation Form. All businesses interested in participating in the program, must submit a completed application to the City. Businesses may submit the completed form via email to mmuller@cityoflosalamitos.org or deliver to the Los Alamitos City Hall at 3191 Katella Avenue Los Alamitos, CA 90720.

Reimbursement Form 
Click here for the Shop Los Alamitos Program Reimbursement Form. All participating businesses of the program must submit a completed Reimbursement Form, along with the used Los Al Bucks and the associated receipt for that transaction in order to secure reimbursement for purchases made using Los Al Bucks. 

Program Guidelines 
Click here to download the Program guidelines. All participants of the program shall adhere to the prescribed guidelines. 



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