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Umpqua Bank offers cash back for buying local

We bank with Umpqua Bank (my husband's employer) and I was amazed and delighted to receive notice of a new program they've started that gives customers cash back for supporting local businesses. Anytime you use your debit card at a participating merchant, you receive up to 20% back on your first visit and between 1-14% back on subsequent visits. You get cash, you support a local business, plus the Boys and Girls Club receives a donation with every eligible purchase. Umpqua is still building its list of merchants in Portland (it's pretty small right now) but I think this is just a great idea and incentive for customers to shop locally-owned businesses. Now, if they could just add New Seasons...


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