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 www.getmybalance.com 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.
The Base Camp
Bert & Ernies
Best Western Great Northern Hotel
Big Dipper Ice Cream
Big Sky Cycling & Fitness
Birds & Beasley’s
Blackfoot River Brewing Company
Capital Sports and Western/Rivals Athletics
Cross Currents Fly Shop
Fire Tower Coffee
Ghost Art Gallery
Great Northern Carousel
Hawthorn Bottle Shop & Tasting Room
Helena Tourism Alliance
Herb & Garden
Imagine Jewelry Studio
Lasso the Moon Toys
Lewis and Clark Brewing Company
Lewis and Clark Library
Montana Outdoor Sports
Sage & Oats
Silver Star Steak Company
Taco del Sol
Ten Mile Creek Brewery
Vanilla Bean Bakery
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.