Dowtown Dollars Program

Shop local


By shopping local, you are investing in the local economy and ensuring that your money will stay in Bowling Green's community. 

No cost to merchants


The Downtown Dollars Program is paid for by Downtown Bowling Green. There is no extra cost for purchasing the certificates and its free for merchants too. 

Look for our logo


Coming soon: If you spot our logo in a local merchants window, you have found a Downtown Dollar participating Merchant!

Downtown Dollars cannot be used on alcohol or tobacco products.

Where can you buy Downtown Dollars?

Calico, Sage & Thyme

115 Clay Street


Payment types: Cash or Check

For Keeps

144 S. Main Street


Payment types: Cash or Check

Downtown Bowling Green Office

(Four Corners Center)

130 S. Main Street


Payment types: Cash, Check or Credit Cards

*Checks can be written to:

 BG Central Bus S.I.D., Inc.

Print the list

Downtown Dollar Participating Merchants (doc)


Are you a merchant who wants to accept Downtown Dollars?

If you aren't sure, take a look at the information below to see some facts about the program. If you're ready, then click the button below!

Join the program

For Our Merchants

Key Facts

  • Our program is a free service that is provided by Downtown Bowling Green. 

  • Downtown Dollars cannot be redeemed for tobacco products or alcohol.  

  • Redeemed Downtown Dollars can be exchanged for a check for you business anytime by stopping at our office during our business hours.

  • Contact our office to be added to our next pickup date (we come to you). After you call we will stop int your business with a check on the next scheduled date. 

  • Pickup dates (we come to you)  are the 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month.

Schedule a pick-up

Before you call the office please count and sort the Downtown Dollars. 

We will ask:

1.) How many regular Downtown Dollars do you need exchanged for a check?

2.) How many Wood County Hospital Downtown Dollars do you need exchange for a check?

How can you tell the difference?

  • Regular Downtown Dollars have no expiration date and a photograph of downtown Bowling Green on the front (see the photo above).

  • Wood County Hospital Downtown Dollars have an expiration date and a photograph of the hospital on the front.