Consumer and Merchant FAQ

Consumer FAQ

What is the Shop Newark Program?

Shop Newark is an economic development initiative that encourages people to support local businesses by providing an annual rebate. People who participate in the program can receive a property tax credit if they own property in Newark. Or, they can receive an annual rebate check. Studies show that locally owned businesses employ more residents, give more back to the community, and help stabilize their neighborhoods and the tax base. A list of vendors can be found on the Shop Newark website https://eatplaystaynewark.com/

How does a typical transaction work?

Cardholders present their cards at participating businesses. The merchant either swipes the card or uses an app to credit the cardholder’s account. A percentage of the sale will be credited to your account. Rewards will be credited yearly to your third quarter property tax bill, or a rebate check will be mailed in the Fall (September-October).

How do consumers sign up and obtain a Shop Newark card?

Shop Newark card are available at several sites in Newark and by request at the Shop Newark website.  Once you receive your card, please go to https://www.propertytaxcard.com/ShopNewark/register to register your card.

 

Pennington Center of Hope

190 South St.
Mon- Fri: 1:00p – 7:00p

Greater Newark Convention & Visitors Bureau

58 Park Pl.
Mon- Fri: 9:00a – 5:00p

Hayes West Center of Hope

179 Boyd St.
Mon- Fri: 10:00a – 6:00p

Newark Alliance

60 Park Pl. Suite 604
Mon- Fri: 9:30a – 5:00p

Vince Lombardi Center of Hope

201 Bloomfield Ave.
Mon- Fri: 9:00a – 8:00p

Newark Community Economic Development Corporation

111 Mulberry St.
Mon- Fri: 9:30a – 5:00p

Can I benefit from Shop Newark if I am not a property owner?

Yes! When you register your card, check the Renters box and provide your information. Students, commuters and visitors can also register and use the Shop Newark Card. Annually, a check for your total accrued amount will be mailed to you. A $7 check handling fee will be deducted from your accumulated rebate.

How do I keep track of my property tax credits?

After you register your card on this website, you will be able to check your card(s) activity and saving. You can log in at any time here to check the status of your account or update your profile.

For more information contact:

Jamie Bruno, Outreach Coordinator for Shop Newark

Phone: 973-888-9645

Email: jamie@forwardevernj.com

 

Business FAQ

What is the Shop Newark Program?

Shop Newark is an economic development initiative that encourages people to support local businesses by providing an annual rebate. People who participate in the program can receive a property tax credit if they own property in Newark. Or, they can receive an annual rebate check. Studies show that local businesses employ more residents, give more back to the community, and help stabilize their neighborhoods and the tax base.

How does a typical transaction work?

Cardholders present their cards at participating businesses. The merchant swipes the card and the a % of the sale will be credited to you. Merchants can choose the % of rebate, but most choose 10%. Rewards will be credited yearly to your third quarter property tax bill or a rebate check will be mailed in the Fall (September-October).

How can businesses participate in the Shop Newark program?

Businesses can sign up at this website-Shop Newark. You determine what % of rebate to offer the cardholder. After completing the application, a welcome kit will be sent to you with additional information and marketing materials. If you have additional questions, you can call (973) 571-3262. You may also contact Newark Economic Development Corporation (NECDC) at (973) 273-1040. You may also email at Admin@propertytaxcard.com or call our Customer Service number (732) 946-0919.