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.


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.


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.

  • The Base Camp
  • Big Dipper Ice Cream
  • Big Sky Cycling
  • Birds and Beasleys
  • Carroll Saints’ Shoppe
  • Eureka! (formerly Wildflower)
  • Fire Tower Coffee House
  • Hub Coffee
  • JMacs Pottery
  • Lasso The Moon Toys
  • Lucca’s
  • Montana Outdoor Sports
  • Pan Handler Plus
  • Silver Star Steakhouse
  • Taco del Sol
  • Ten Mile Creek Brewery


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.