Please notice: the pilot phase of B-Local has ended. While we crunch the data, please continue to shop local and earn Boston Points! We’ll be back with news soon. *Point value may change.

Earn & redeem points with B-Local

Boston Points are local rewards from the City of Boston! Earning Boston Points is easy. Join special reward offers and shop local at participating businesses. Then, redeem your points at selected businesses and help the local economy grow!

How to earn Boston Points

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Link your card

Link the credit or debit cards for qualifying purchases. We use Plaid, a leading provider trusted by many popular apps, to connect to your account.

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Join reward offers

Check out the stories and join reward offers to start earning Boston Points. It’s completely free to join! Each reward offer includes a list of participating businesses where you can earn Boston Points when you shop. Look for the terms of each offer, and remember that offers run for a limited time only. Don’t miss out!

3

Cha-ching!

Receive Boston Points for qualifying purchases made with your linked cards! Your points appear automatically in your app balance after payment has been confirmed. This can take a few days, but you will receive a notification when points are added.

Time to redeem your Boston Points

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Where can I redeem?

You can redeem your Boston Points at any of the businesses marked in the app with an “R”. Note that these businesses change from time to time. The redemption value of each Boston Point is $1.

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Select the business

Tell the business you are paying with Boston Points, tap on the “Redeem” button and choose the business you want to pay.

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Pay with points

Enter the number of points you are redeeming and wait for your confirmation! We’ll notify the business about your payment right away.

We care about your privacy

To automatically earn rewards for local shopping, you’ll be asked to link your everyday credit or debit card to your account.

Why is card linking a requirement?

Linking your credit or debit card allows us to identify your qualifying purchases, and automatically grant you rewards.

Safety is a top priority for us

Secure card link is powered by Plaid, an industry leader, used by top-tier fintech companies like Venmo, and fully compliant with the US open banking regulations.

Top-tier encryption

Your bank login credentials are encrypted and never stored. Also, we’ll never share or sell your data.

We are transparent

We ONLY identify your purchases at participating businesses, and we are in a read only mode, so we can’t and never will perform any action on your behalf.

Visit the app to register and find awesome new reward offers

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