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Community e-Gift Card

At Bay Ridge 5th Avenue BID, we are always looking for innovative ways to grow our members’ businesses and build our community. To that end, we are excited to introduce the #FindItOn5th card!  Consumers can purchase the Card as gifts or for self-use, but the dollars stay local and benefit our shops and restaurants and our community. As a 5th Avenue merchant, we would like to invite you to participate in our Find it on 5th eGift Card program with Yiftee.  Sign up below! 

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Community eGift Card FAQs 

Q: How to I sign up? 

A: Tell the Bay Ridge 5th Avenue BID that you want to participate, and they will add you to the Card and send you an Activation Card, which is a 10-cent prepaid Mastercard. Running the Activation Card is your authorization to opt-in to the program which means you agree to the Yiftee Merchant Agreement here: 

Q:  What if I can’t process the Activation Card, which is a $0.10 credit card transaction? 

A:  No problem. Process the Activation Card for your minimum amount. It will be declined but Yiftee will get the information they need to add you to the program.   

Q:  What if I can’t key in a Mastercard? 

A:  This is very unusual. Ask your processor as this is a configuration and usually not a technical limitation. Some national chains like Walmart and McDonalds HQs do not allow their cashiers to key in the codes but the local businesses can do it. 

Q:  What if the purchase is for more than the Community eGift Card value? 

A:  Run the Community eGift Card for the remaining balance on the card, and ask the customer for a different form of payment to cover the rest of the transaction. Gift recipients can check balance on or go to or use the link at the bottom of the printed gifts. 

Q:  What do I do if the eGift Card is ‘declined’? 

A:  The transaction is declined if you try to redeem more than the value of the card, or if any of the redemption information is mis-typed.  Start the transaction over with the correct value and info. Go to to check the balance of a card or use the link at the bottom of printed gifts.  

Q:  Is tipping allowed on the Community eGift Card? 

A:  No, unless you pre-authorize the amount with the tip included, since this is a prepaid card. 

Q:  Does the eGift Card function as a ‘pre-paid’ credit card regarding automatic tipping hold-backs? 

A:  No. It can be redeemed for the full value. But there is no tipping allowed on the Community Card. 

Q:  Since the eGift Card is like a Mastercard, can it be redeemed anywhere? 

A:  No. They can only be redeemed at participating locations who have run their Activation Card. 

Q:  Is there a fee to purchase the eGift Card? 

A:  The gift sender pays $1.00 plus 5% of the gift value. The gift recipient gets 100% of the gift value.  The store is paid the full value of the card, less their normal card-not-present (CNP) Mastercard fee. 

Q:  Can the eGift Card be used more than once? 

A:  Yes. They are multi-use and the current balance and expiration date are always reflected on the digital voucher. Recipients receive monthly reminders to redeem. You can check balance on or or use the link at the bottom of printed gifts. 

Q:  Can I apply a refund to the eGift Card? 

A:  Yes. Refunds can be applied to a valid (unexpired) card just as you would to a credit card. 

Q:  Can I cancel my participation? 

A:  Yes. Anytime, by notifying the Bay Ridge BID. You will be removed from the marketing materials online and can no longer process the cards. 

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