What is Hop N' Shop and what in the World are Frog Bucks?!

The City of Angels received COVID relief funds and is dedicating a significant portion to economic development programs throughout the city. The Holiday BOGO promotion has sold out, but you can still buy gift cards and promote the tradition of shopping local.

The City will be promoting another round of the BOGO program in 2024. Stay tuned!

One program is Hop N’ Shop, which focuses on keeping shopping dollars within our community. Merchants with storefronts who accept Point of Sale (POS) payment methods within the city limits can enroll to accept Frog Bucks. These are virtual credit cards accepted at any POS system by the enrolled merchants to be used on services, food, or sales.


These eGift cards are such a wonderful gift for birthdays, thank yous, and hostess/host gifts! 92% of recipients of “shop local” cards prefer them over national brands!

Virtual Cards are sent to your email and that of the recipient you designate. Cards can be used at any of the 30+ participating merchants!

Purchase TODAY

Merchants/ Businesses

We have 30+ local businesses signed up. If you haven’t signed up yet, you miss out on sales! The program is being marketed to locals and tourists everywhere possible, including at local hotels and businesses and on the Calaveras Visitors Bureau’s website and the Museum.

Did you know that 51% of cardholders try NEW places? That could be your business, making a new customer for you! Did you know that 30% of cardholders overspend on their cards? In our past two rounds, customers spent 54% more than the cards they purchased at YOUR businesses!

Don’t wait!

Sign up today! Click on this link, scroll to the bottom, and click Apply to Join. Once we get your enrollment, you will receive onboarding information and an activation card, and then you will be ready to accept the cards! Simple as that.

Merchant FAQs:

Does it cost me anything to participate?: NO! The City is paying the cost of the card and the transaction fees from YIFTEE. Your regular merchant fees will be the same as they would be for accepting a credit card.

How will customers know I accept Frog Bucks?: Once the City receives notification that you have enrolled, we will come to you with marketing stickers, cards, and marketing information.