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Keep it local: Cactus Music accepts your gift cards from big box competitors

Keep it local: Cactus Music accepts your gift cards from big box competitors

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Didn't receive that new album you wished for this year? Feel like you could have done more to support local businesses throughout the holiday season?

Now is the time to right those wrongs: Gather the gift cards that you received in your stocking and use them at independent, locally-owned Cactus Music

Store manager Cristina Acuna told CultureMap that Cactus will honor cards from its big box store competitors (Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Amazon and Fry's), verifying the balance and offering an equivalent store credit. It's a trade up, really.

And what will the music store do with the turned-in gift cards? Acuna says the store will use them to buy cleaning supplies, toilet paper and other items it would have to purchase anyway to keep the doors open.

You can buy your fill of vinyl albums and compact discs with the balance. The money and the business will stay in our community. Sounds like a win-win situation. 

"We are definitely going to accept cards up until January," said Acuna. "But if people embrace it, I don't see why we couldn't do it the whole year round."'

However, don't bring in your Chili's gift card. Cactus will only take gift cards of direct music competitors, and that doesn't include restaurants.

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