Gift Cards

Downtown Helena, Inc. Gift Cards are no longer available for purchase, however existing cards can still be redeemed at participating downtown businesses.

We apologize for the inconvenience and we thank you for your understanding as we begin to transition to another program.

These cards were issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why was my card ‘rejected’ at a participating merchant?

Most likely, your purchase exceeded the amount available on the gift card. This can be remedied by asking the merchant to ring in your other form of payment (for the difference) before swiping the gift card. To check your balance call the number on the back of the card.

In October of 2015 we switched Gift Card companies. If your gift card has the Firetower at night, swing by our office at 318 Fuller Ave and we will gladly switch you over to the new card!

Does the gift card ever expire?

Your card will never expire, however, if the card is inactive for a year, the company will charge a $3.00 maintenance fee for every month of  inactivity. A simple remedy: use your card once a year for a small purchase until you are ready to use more of your balance.

For the Card transaction history, visit or call 1.800.755.0085.

Where is the gift card accepted?

Any DHI member who has not opted out of the program. Look for the DHI member decal on the business window. An up-to-date list of merchants who accept the card is listed below.


Participating Merchants

Aizada Imports

The Base Camp

Benny’s Bistro

Bert & Ernies

Best Western Great Northern Hotel

Big Dipper Ice Cream

Big Sky Cycling & Fitness

Birds & Beasley’s

Blackfoot River Brewing Company


Bridge Pizza

Capital Sports and Western/Rivals Athletics

Carroll College

Cobblestone Clothing

Cross Currents Fly Shop

Fire Tower Coffee

Ghost Art Gallery

Grandstreet Theatre

Great Northern Carousel

Gulch Distillers

Hawthorn Bottle Shop & Tasting Room

Helena Tourism Alliance

Herb & Garden

Holter Museum

Imagine Jewelry Studio

Jmacs Pottery

LaPa Grill

Lasso the Moon Toys

Lewis and Clark Brewing Company

Lewis and Clark Library


Montana Outdoor Sports

On Broadway

Painted Pot

Panhandler Plus

Parrot Confectionery

Sage & Oats

Scenic Brew

Silver Star Steak Company

Sole Sisters

Taco del Sol

Ten Mile Creek Brewery

Vanilla Bean Bakery

Windbag Saloon







Montana Law and Gift Cards

Under Montana law, gift cards and gift certificates do not expire in Montana. Their value cannot be reduced by any fee or by failure to use them. If a gift certificate was originally for more than $5 but has less than $5 remaining on it, it can be redeemed for cash.

EXCEPTION: Some cards and coupons are not considered gift cards or certificates, and so they can expire and are not redeemable for cash. Under Section 30-14-102 (5)(b) of the Montana Code Annotated, it states:

“The term does not include… a gift certificate usable with multiple sellers of goods or services…”

Under federal law, gift certificates usable with multiple sellers of goods or services, such as Chamber of Commerce gift certificates or mall gift cards, must be valid for five years and money added to prepaid card must also be good for five years.




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