For Essex Residents

You can receive gift vouchers to spend at participating local businesses in your community! The Town and the Village are offering two gift vouchers totaling $15 to Essex and Essex Junction residents to spend at their local community businesses. There is a limited supply, so get yours ahead of time for a weekend of shopping and eating out! Gift vouchers work like a gift card or gift certificate. They are worth $15 at any store that has the Out & About Participating Business badge (see below).  

  • Gift vouchers will be available beginning September 27 through October 3, while supplies last.
  • Pick up gift vouchers at the following locations:
    • Essex Recreation office at 75 Maple Street: September 27 to October 1 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.  Special arrangements for pick up outside of these hours can be requested by calling 878-1376 or emailing recreation@ejrp.org.
    • Info Booth (tent) at Lincoln Hall (2 Lincoln St.): Friday, Oct. 1 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Saturday, Oct. 2 & Sunday, Oct. 3 between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm each day.
    • Info Booth (tent) at Essex Experience (21 Essex Way):  Friday, Oct. 1 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Saturday, Oct. 2 & Sunday, Oct. 3 between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm each day.
    • Info Booth (tent) at Barnyard Restaurant (1 David Dr.): Friday, Oct. 1 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Saturday, Oct. 2 & Sunday, Oct. 3 between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm each day. 
  • Please bring a proof of Essex residency, such as a driver's license or utility bill.
  • Each household stopping in to pick up gift vouchers will receive a free ticket for prize drawings during the event!
  • Limit $15 in gift vouchers per household.
  • Gift vouchers can only be redeemed on October 2 & 3 on location at participating businesses. Visit the Out & About home page for a list or look for the Out & About badge on the store front.

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Gift Vouchers Q & A

What are gift vouchers?Gift vouchers example
Out & About gift vouchers are laminated cards issued to Essex households for use at participating businesses during the event weekend of Oct. 2 & 3. Some (not all) gift vouchers may be printed with an Out & About sponsor logo on the back. Gift vouchers work like a gift card or a gift certificate good only for use during the event weekend. 

How many vouchers do residents receive?
Residents can receive two vouchers (one for $10 and one for $5) totaling $15. Households have a limit of $15 total. There is a limited supply. 

Where do residents get vouchers?
Essex residents can bring a proof of residency (such as a driver's license, tax bill or utility bill) and pick up their vouchers at the Essex Recreation office at 75 Maple Street, Essex Junction. Hours are between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, Sept. 27 to Oct. 1. Special arrangements outside of these hours can be made by calling 878-1376 or emailing recreation@ejrp.org.. Booths will be set up at three different locations during the event.  

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What if I don't spend the entire amount of the gift voucher?
You will not receive change back for any amount not spent on merchandise/services. 

Are there restrictions on what the gift vouchers can be used for? Yes, there are restrictions. Gift vouchers cannot be used to purchase alcohol or tobacco and vaping products. If purchasing a meal with an alcoholic beverage, the gift vouchers can be used toward the meal itself.

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