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Queen city gift card

Gift Card

The Queen City Card makes it easy for customers to keep local dollars with local businesses. These eGift cards are all digital, easy to use, and accepted at more than 100 of your favorite Downtown Cincinnati establishments!

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The Queen City Card isn’t just a gift card. When you purchase the Queen City Card for a friend, family member or colleague, you’re giving them the means to experience the best shopping, dining and entertainment in Downtown Cincinnati.

The digital program offers several benefits to customers:

  • There are no monthly inactivity fees, so customers never lose any value on their cards
  • The Queen City Card vendor, Yiftee, sends monthly reminders via email and/or text message to help customers remember they have the gift card available for use
  • The balance of a Queen City Card is listed directly on the card, and is updated as the card balance is depleted
  • Purchasing cards is fast, personalized and instantaneous, making it great for last-minute gifts
  • Funds are immediately available

How it Works

Purchase the Queen City Card online, choose an amount, and it will be delivered by email or text message. Want to deliver your electronic gift card to the recipient in person? Simply choose “print for hand deliver.” Purchasers can also track when the gift is received and redeemed.

Bulk Purchases

Interested in making a bulk purchase of $500 or more? Contact Donna to discuss reduced e-Delivery fees for paying by check, ACH or wire transfer.

Where to Spend your Queen City Card

The Queen City Card, powered by Yiftee, is accepted at more than 100 participating merchants in Downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. Vendors are always being added, so be sure to check back frequently to make sure your favorite restaurant or retailer accepts the digital Queen City Card.

Still have a Downtown Cincinnati Gift Card?

The Queen City Card replaced the former physical Downtown Cincinnati gift card program, which was phased out in November 2019.

If you still have a physical Downtown Cincinnati Gift Card, it can be used at any merchant that participated in the former program who still has the same Point-of-Sale (POS) system. However, physical gift cards are no longer sold. Additionally, inactivity fees will still be in place, which is a requirement of the previous gift card vendor. A $2.50 fee will be deducted monthly from card balances starting on the first day after one year of inactivity. Activity means any action resulting in a change in card balance, other than fee imposition, or adjustment due to error or prior transaction reversal.

Your current card balance is available 24 hours a day online at or by calling 800-755-0085.

Contact Downtown Cincinnati for additionally information at 513-621-4400.