Pay it Forward Pella

These are challenging times for our community as we deal with the impact of the Coronavirus. While we’re all practicing social distancing to prevent the disease from spreading, it’s of great importance that we support our local businesses here in Pella as well.

Most of your favorite restaurants and stores are offering curb-side pickup, delivery, or online shopping options to keep their employees working and your needs met. To do our part, the PACE Alliance and the City of Pella are partnering on a new Pay It Forward Pella program to promote local shopping during this time. We want to reward you for supporting local small businesses by giving you Free Pella Bucks. Think of it as getting paid to shop local!

Beginning March 20, for every $100 you spend here in Pella, you’ll earn $10 in Pella Bucks on us. All you need to do is shop local, save your receipts, fill out a simple form and send them to the PACE office,  and your free money will be mailed back to you within 3 business days.

  • Maximum of $1,000 in receipts from any one business at a time
  • Limit of $500 in earned Pella Bucks per person
  • Receipts must be dated after the program starting date (March 20, 2020)
  • Excludes receipts from: Walmart (effective 4/8/2020), grocery stores, gas/fuel, utility payments, payment on existing accounts

Since the Pay It Forward Pella program is to support our local businesses during this difficult time, some restrictions do apply (see below).

Here are some purchases that will really help:

  • Gift Certificates or Gift Cards
  • Order carry out or delivery meals
  • Shop our small retailer’s online stores
  • Buy someone in need a meal
  • Prepay a membership to support your local gym or non-profit
  • Buy movie passes to watch all the new releases that will come out when all this is over
  • Send flowers to brighten someone’s day

The PACE Alliance is working closely with Pella Hosting to modify the PellaNow app where all the information will be updated regularly. Download the app at, Playstore [Android], or App Store [Apple])

As a community, we will come back from this. And with your help, it hopefully it won’t take long.

How Pay It Forward Pella works:

  • You spend money at local Pella retailers or restaurants.
  • Save your receipt(s) from your transaction.
  • Get $10 in “Pella Bucks” for every qualifying $100 spent.
  • Place your receipts (or copies) into an envelope along with this form. Mail to PACE Alliance, 818 Washington St, Pella IA 50219.
  • Earned Pella Bucks will be mailed to you from the PACE Alliance office within 3 days.
  • Spend your earned Pella Bucks at local retailers and restaurants (not valid for use on: account payments, deposit to a bank account, make investments or make utility payments).