The County of San Mateo presents
Choose Local App
Our new mobile app that rewards San Mateo County community members with SMC Points when they shop, dine & support local businesses!
An app to be proud of
Connect and do your part
Choose Local connects residents and workers with locally owned and independent businesses near them, through the Choose Local app. App users are rewarded with SMC Points and your dollars support economic recovery for local businesses still struggling from the pandemic!
Unlock our community's hidden secrets
Discover San Mateo County
Choose Local is designed to empower people who live and work in San Mateo County to shop local and invest in independent businesses that create local jobs and economic vitality. The app also highlights the stories of the diverse family, immigrant, women, veteran, disabled, LGBTQ+, business owners and their employees who offer unique alternatives to chain and on-line mega-stores. App users are rewarded with SMC Points for supporting local and independent businesses recovering from pandemic impacts.
How it works
Making an impact is easy
1Experience your city
Discover local stories, events, and join reward offers.
Earn SMC Points when you shop local according to the reward offers.
Shop with your SMC Points at select businesses.
Are you a local business owner? Join today!
Choose Local gives you a way to attract more customers, engage with them and boost revenue while helping shape the San Mateo County community.
Good for local business
Boost your business
The app shines a spotlight on your business so locals get to know it.
The app includes reward offers at businesses like yours, so locals can earn SMC Points when they shop.
Accept Points as payment
You’ll be featured as a business where shoppers can redeem their SMC Points.
Join and become a beloved Choose Local spot! ?